Pastel Flower Pots – A Recycling DIY

Do you ever see something and instantly know of another way you could use it?  I am sure all my fellow crafters have had this happen to them at one point or another.  That is exactly what happened to me and how these pastel flower pots came about.

I was actually in the grocery store and the next item on my list was to get yogurt.  I was looking at the store selection and noticed this new (or a least new to me) of yogurt from Maison Riviera.  I thought they were so cute looking and appreciated the fact that they came in theses little glass containers, instead of plastic that would just end up in the landfill.

It was like a little light bulb went off in my head and I knew I could use these containers afterwards to make tiny little flower pots.  After thoroughly enjoying the yogurt (It’s really, really good!), I got started on my project.

This was probably one of the easiest projects I’ve done in a while but I have to say I love the outcome of thee little flower pots.  For now, I am using them as flower pots but I know I could find so many other uses for them.   All it takes is 4 supplies and 3 steps to complete.

Supplies needed:

  1. 1.  Mini glass jars
  2. 2. Acrylic paint – your choice of colours
  3. 3. Flowers – your choice of colour and variety
  4. 4. Sponge tipped paint brushes

flower pot supplies

Step 1

Enjoy the yogurt and thoroughly wash out the jars.  I found some of the sticker didn’t want to easily come off, so I used Goo Gone to get the remainder of it off.  If using the Goo Gone to remove the labels be sure to get all remnants washed off or the paint will not adhere.

Step 2

Using a sponge brush, paint the inside of each of the flower pots with your choice of colours.  Use a thin coat until you get your desired look.

flower pots paint

Once you’ve applied the paint, let them dry thoroughly.  I found the paint to dry quite quickly.

painted flower pots

Step 3

Add the flowers and enjoy!  Like I said, this was a super easy but great result craft for me.

flower pots done

These flower pots in the pastel colours make for a great Easter or Spring themed mantle or table centre piece.

Pastels were the theme of this month’s Inspire My Creativity link-up party and I can’t wait to see what the other hosts have come up with.

Meg  |  See The Happy
Candice  |  She’s Crafty
Julia  |  The Quiet Grove
Brooke  |  My Beautiful Mess
Heather  |  Glitter On A Dime
Carmen  |  Living Letter Home
Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Sarah  |  The Strawberry Nest
Adree  |  The Keele Deal
Alexandra  |  EyeLoveKnots

Be sure to check out our link up party for all our pastel inspired crafts to make for yourself!  Do you have a pastel themed craft that you would like to share?  Be sure to add it to our party for everyone to enjoy!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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