Every year around this time I like to re-pot my house plants. I have been gathering pots from thrift stores and yard sales all summer in an attempt to be more green. I am in love with milk glass so that has been the focus of my bargain hunts this year. The milk glass is lovely. That being said there is a pot in the midst of all this prettiness that really sticks out. I have a cactus that plain ole refuses to leave it's pot. I am pretty sure the only way it will come out is to break the pot. If I do that I may end up breaking the cactus so in the pot it stays.
Something had to be done about the pot though. Why not an upcycle? I headed to Walmart and garnered inspiration and materials. I came back home with buttons, Elmer's Painters, and Elmer's CraftBond Ultra Stix glue. I laid my materials out on a piece of newspaper along with the pot.
Next I primed my Elmer's Painter by holding the tip down until the paint came out.
Here's what the Painter will look like when it's ready to be used.
Next I glued the buttons unto the pot with the Elmer's Ultra Stix. I drew some connecting lines between the buttons with my Painter.
I continued the process around the top of the pot and I glued a solid line of buttons unto the bottom of the pot. I also added some extra color unto the pot with my Painter.
On a whim I thought I would use some of my scrapbooking letters to add a beautiful word to my project.
The upcycled pot fits in really well with my milk glass.
It's amazing what a little glue and some buttons can do for an ugly pot!
This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer's #gluenglitter #collectivebias. My pot was ugly, the idea to upcycle it was all my own, and all the work was done by me.