Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Clay Pot Wreath

In the Spring, I saw the cutest wreath on Shelley's blog, Prairie Cottage Rose. She made it by wiring lots (and I do mean lots) of clay pots onto a grapevine wreath.

Shelley's Wreath

I was totally inspired to make my own. Shelley graciously emailed me with the particulars. My first stop was Michaels, to pick up an 18" wreath. Then off to the Dollarama (you're shocked, I'm sure!) for all my clay pots.

I started by wiring 4" pots all around the outer edge.

Then I filled in the front with all three sizes. (4", 3", 2")

Due to the fact that I am just a tad impatient, I wanted to "help" the pots develop a bit of a weathered look. I took out my jar of White Lightening, which gives a white washed look, and painted on some areas of the pots. I also added some white and green paint in a few areas as well.

What do you think? I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out. Shelley cautioned me about the weight of the finished wreath. Wow! She wasn't kidding. That's one heavy wreath. Hubby helped me hang it on the side of our new shed at the trailer. He used L O N G screws and wired it to the screws, at the top and bottom of the wreath.

Please click on Shelley's blog link at the top of my post, and pop over to visit her at Prairie Cottage Rose!!


  1. OH it looks sweet, Tanya!!! You should make me one too :o)

  2. This is such a cute idea! I can't wait to make it! I hope you will link this up to my Delight Me party over at Doodles & Doilies!

  3. Oh, thank you so much for linking up to Delight Me (Doodles & Doilies)! Again, this is such a fabulous idea.

  4. You did awesome, Tanya! Love the weathering you did!! Glad your hubby was able to help with the hanging :)

  5. Never would I have thought of that or ever got them together. A very good idea and yours turned out very well. Looks so nice on the shed.

  6. That is adorable! Love it! Thanks for the tip about how heavy it is! XO, Pinky

  7. Very sweet. First time I saw one of these - filing in my spring folder. : )

  8. I want to make one of these wreaths! Where do you live in Canada? I live pretty close to BC in Washington State. LOVE Canada and am proud to be a neighbor.


  9. This is so creative! I have a thing for wreaths! I may have to give this one a try!

    By the way, I have having my first link party now, and would love to have you link this up to it.


  10. Hi lovely lady.
    I would love a wreath like this for Christmas. I would put color lights in each pot this would look good for the Holidays.
    Im one of your old follower on your blog. I hope you come Visit my new Tablescape. I also hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

  11. How crafty of you!


    Enamored of red
    I lie in my bed,
    Dreaming of cherry-filled crèmes;

    For red’s a fine shade,
    The prettiest made,
    And gives me the sweetest of dreams.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Red and Yellow Rooftops

  12. Jeepers that is such a cute wreath.
    Joyce M

  13. I'm imagining succulents planted in that wreath. Love it!

  14. What a wonderfully cute charming darling wreath!! I love the white paint and the touches of green too. how about some lights at christmas.. it's a great idea.. thanks for dropping in.. xo marlis

  15. This is adorable. What a great gift this would be to a gardener!

  16. This is so impressive! I absolutely love it! You're super talented! Stopping by from the Show and Share!

  17. Wow! What a focal piece -- I love it! Thanks for sharing -- I am pinning this for next summer's outdoor decorating ideas!!

  18. what a fun idea...and perfect gift for a gardening buff...thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!


  19. Oh, the wreath is so beautiful. I love how you "weathered" it, a bit of white gave it more "personality".
    Have a nice day!

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  21. What a neat wreath!! I love how it turned out- so charming!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  22. Oh I LOVE this! It is precious hanging on your barn. Could be so cute for Fall too, with fall leaves in the pots. Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Friday!



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