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
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 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:
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:
Chalky Paint Examples on Peat Pots
Vintage (color) Chalky Finish Paint on the peat pot with all the nooks and crannies:
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!
Escape (color) Chalky Finish Paint on the peat pot with the burlap look:
And a detail shot of the painted edges, which I show you how to easily paint in the video:
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:
I mixed together two Chalky Finish paint colors – Innocence and Remembrance – to get this lavender shade:
Detail of two heart sequins attached with three jump rings onto the twine:
Escape (color) Peat Pot Wedding Favor:
Detail of vintage netting and copper brads with twine:
White Peat Pot Wedding Favor:
Detail of tiny dried flower sprig with twine:
Detail of pearl embellishment attached with two jump rings onto the 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!
And if you have any questions after watching my video and viewing these pictures, please leave them in the comments.