So it was my mother in laws birthday the other day and I was completely stuck for gift ideas. We weren’t giving her anything from us but I needed something from the boys that I could do on minimal funds.
I was chatting with one of my friends and she suggested this great idea, pot plants. So the boys and I took a trip to our local hardware store, and picked a couple of terracotta pots and I let the boys choose a plant each. Only cost me $6 for 2 pots and 2 plants, one from each of my twins.
I took it all home, and I painted the outside of the terracotta pots white, as well as the inside rim and left it to dry overnight. The next day I let the boys paint the pots with their fingers and brushes, we used finger paint, but next time I would use a standard paint as I felt the colours were a little washed out.
Once they had dried overnight, I put on some blue glitter glue – I found it easier to put on with my fingers rather than a brush, as the glitter was surprisingly hard to spread. Once that was dry I put on a varnish – I just used what I had which was a matte varnish used for canvases. Next time I would probably use a more appropriate sealer.