CRAFTING WITH MARY: SISAL POTS FOR SUMMER

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sisal potsBy Mary Genser

July, 2009 (La Mesa)—Beautiful and versatile, these decorated pots have a variety of uses. Add flower arrangements or plants, store magazines, display a seashell collection, hold pens and pencils, or tuck away a spare roll of toilet paper in your bathroom. Ideal for showing off in summer, these pots can also be used in all seasons indoors—and enjoyed for years to come.
 

 

 

 

Supplies

 

For this project, you will need:
 

Clay pots (any size)
Glue gun
Sisal twine (6.4 mm x 30.5 mm)
Small shells, flowers, beads and/or jewels

 

 

Instructions

 

Start gluing sisal at the top rim of the pot, wrapping it around and working downward. Turn pot over and add sisal on the bottom for a nice finish. Add beads, shells, flowers or large jewels at the top of the pot, scatter more among the sisal if desired.  For additional accents, add some sparkly fabric paint, silk butterflies, or your favorite summertime accessory. 
 

Enjoy your beautiful pots!
 

Mary Genser has been doing arts and crafts for 38 years. She paints on canvas, metal, pottery, stones, wood, stone, and glass, also creating other craft items in a variety of mediums. She has buyers for her artwork in 45 states and eight countries.