Peat Pot Wedding Favors DIY and Video

Peat Pot Wedding Favors DIY and video, using DecoArt Chalky Finish Paints!

DecoArt supplied me with the Chalky Finish Paint colors you see below, and I’m also a DecoArt Blogger, but my opinions are 100% my own, and I wouldn’t work with them if I didn’t totally LOVE their products! 

Those humble little peat pots – which I’ve used in a few projects that I’ve shared here such as my Winter Pinecone Tree Pot back in January and of course yesterday’s sweet Red Hot Valentine Container – have really taken hold of my creativity!

Peat Pot Wedding Favors DIY

I combined my love of peat pots with my love of DecoArt’s new Chalky Finish paint and came up with wedding favors that can be displayed at each reception table place setting, gathered together in the center of each reception table, or featured with placecards on a separate table for guests.

DecoArt Chalky Finish Paints

Americana Deccor Chalky Finish Paints by DecoArt

I adore these paints, and walk you through each color in a short video, below. (Yes, you read that correctly! I made a video! More on that in a moment…) These are only some of the many colors offered by DecoArt, and you can see the entire color chart by clicking here.

Peat Pots

Two examples of peat pots used by gardeners, but also used more and more by crafters!

Peat pots are what gardeners use to either start plants from seed, or to help little seedlings get a good start before planting outdoors in the garden. That’s what I usually use them for, but lately I’ve been crafting with them too! The two types that I seem to keep running across are pictured above. (I don’t know if there’s more styles than these.) The one on the left has a look of burlap and a natural deckled edge. The one on the right has lots of ruffled nooks and crannies.

Attaching Twine to Peat Pots

In the video, I mention using little dots of glue to help secure the twine. Here’s what they look like:

Example of tiny glue dots attached to the painted peat pot to secure the wrapped twine.

Once you put them on, then simply place the twine over the glue dots like so, before you begin to wrap the twine around your pot:

Twine wrapped around painted peat pots is a lovely (and subtle) way to bring some rustic style to your wedding!

Chalky Paint Examples on Peat Pots

Vintage (color) Chalky Finish Paint on the peat pot with all the nooks and crannies:

Peat Pot painted with Vintage (color) Chalky Finish Paint by DecoArt.

I am in love with the Vintage shade – so much so, I recently made over our antique secretary desk using Vintage as the final color. Here’s a sneak preview, which I hope to share more fully with you soon!

Antique secretary desk painted with several layers of DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint colors.

Escape (color) Chalky Finish Paint on the peat pot with the burlap look:

Peat Pot painted with Escape (color) Chalky Finish Paint by DecoArt.

And a detail shot of the painted edges, which I show you how to easily paint in the video:

detail shot of the painted edges of peat pot wedding favors

Video Tutorial

All of the details are in this YouTube video that I made, below. Yes – I made a video!!! The first of what I hope will be many, so I hope you’ll stop by and watch – and maybe even “like” the video or subscribe to my new YouTube Channel!

Before I share the video link, don’t forget to scroll down this page to see several pictures of the peat pot wedding favors that I discuss in the video.

Lavender Peat Pot Wedding Favor:

DIY Wedding Favor painted in lavender, by mixing two Chalky Finish Paint colors together: Innocence and Remembrance.

I mixed together two Chalky Finish paint colors – Innocence and Remembrance – to get this lavender shade:

Mix Innocence and Remembrance (colors) Chalky Finish Paints together to get a pretty lavender shade!
Lavender Peat Pot Wedding Favor

Detail of two heart sequins attached with three jump rings onto the twine:

Lavender Peat Pot Wedding Favor - detail shot of heart-shaped sequins attached with jump rings to twine.

Escape (color) Peat Pot Wedding Favor:

DIY Wedding Favor painted in Escape (color) Chalky Finish Paint by DecoArt.
Escape Peat Pot Wedding Favor

Detail of vintage netting and copper brads with twine:

Escape Peat Pot Wedding Favor - detail shot of vintage netting and brads attached to twine.

White Peat Pot Wedding Favor:

DIY Wedding Favor painted in Everlasting (color) Chalky Finish Paint by DecoArt.
Everlasting Peat Pot Wedding Favor

Detail of tiny dried flower sprig with twine:

Everlasting Peat Pot Wedding Favor - detail shot of dried flower sprig attached to twine.
Vintage (color) Peat Pot Wedding Favor:
DIY Wedding Favor painted in Vintage (color) Chalky Finish Paint by DecoArt.
Vintage Peat Pot Wedding Favor

Detail of pearl embellishment attached with two jump rings onto the twine:

Vintage Peat Pot Wedding Favor - detail shot of pearl embellishment attached with jump rings to twine.

I hope I’ve provided you with some creative ideas to design your own wedding favors!

For more DIY wedding ideas – stop by Crafty Hangouts, where you can see several bloggers (including moi!) sharing videos for DIY wedding favors, decorations and more all this week!

DIY Wedding Videos on CraftyHangouts.com

And if you have any questions after watching my video and viewing these pictures, please leave them in the comments.

~Laura

   
The Answer Is Chocolate    

Comments

    • Michelle says

      So, I ended up making these pots for our wedding favors and they look great!! Our one problem, is what to put in them? I originally thought that I would plant cute little annuals in them, but that is turning out not to work well, because I am worried about how to keep them well watered during the day of the wedding. Any other thoughts on what I can put in there?

      • Laura says

        I agree about not wanting to worry about watering them. If I was doing this for my wedding — and I wish I had when we got married 8 years ago — I would put faux succulents in each painted pot. Because the pots are lightweight, I’d probably put a rock in the bottom of each to weigh them down. (Not sure if you’re wedding is outdoors, but if it is, you don’t want anything blowing away!) Then a small piece of floral foam, stick it into the pot. Stick a faux succulent in it, maybe surrounded by some moss. You can find the materials for this at major craft stores like Michael’s or AC Moore, or online via ConsumerCrafts.com. You could also choose small faux silk flowers, instead of the succulents — perhaps putting just a few stems in each little pot, surrounded by the moss. If you don’t want to spend any more time on your favors — which I can totally relate to, as we were still working on our favors the night before our wedding with some of our friends — you could use some lace or netting and fill up the pots with candy, tie it with a pretty ribbon. Don’t even worry about making a pretty bow, just tie the ribbon in a knot and cut the ends so that all pots have ribbons of a similar length. (Trust me – bows are overrated when you have so many other wedding details to do!) Best of luck and I’d love to see some pictures too! 🙂

    • says

      LOL Brave and terrified went hand-in-hand during the week leading up to this video, Laurie! That first “Hi, I’m Laura…” was hard, but once I got going, it became easier. 🙂 You’re next! LOL

    • says

      Thanks so much Donna! I think they are becoming my favorite for small gifts too! There’s so much you can do with them! (Just hope I keep enough around to actually use for gardening! LOL)

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