Sunday, May 19, 2013
Easy and Inexpensive "Stone" Clay Pots To Make For Men~Fill With Treats!
I love this project for the men! Lay down some newspaper (outside) and turn the clay pot upside down. I then sprayed the paint over the pot with Rust-Oleum American Accents Stone Texture spray. One of my viewers mentioned a little trick that I didn't know....if you spray paint the pot black first, you won't require as much of the stone spray. I'll have to try that next time. I found the stone spray at Walmart (where the paints are locked up) for a little over $8.00...oh, and it comes in 5 different colors. This can seemed to go a long way, so I was happy about that. Just be sure to give it 2 or 3 coats of spray, allowing a 3-4 hour drying time in between. It looks like "wet sand" when you first spray it on the pot, however, it looks beautiful once it starts to dry and you start adding coats. Be sure to give it a day or two to "cure" afterwards. After the pot had cured, spray the inside of the pot the same way and allow that to dry and cure. I wrapped some jute cord (you can use twine too) around the top of of the pot. I ended the cord by applying E-6000 glue and allowing it to dry. It didn't matter that the glue showed, because I just glued one of the brads over it with E-6000. Oh yes, you also add some "manly looking" brads! All I did was snip the back off with my heavy-duty wire cutters. I found some "globe and airplane" brads at Michael's for $2.99. They were made by Recollections, however, you can use anything you want. If you are tight on cash, you can also use the plain gold or silver colored round brads that you find in the stationary section. Suggestion: Make several of these pots and pull one out when you need a birthday, Christmas or Father's day gift. Fill with something yummy! I'm going to make chocolate-dipped pretzel rods and place them in cellophane and then in the pot. Now what guy wouldn't like this? Have fun everyone!