Winter Angel

Home
Projects
Articles
Tutorials
Crafty Recipes
Tips
Alphabetical Index
Forum
Links
Newsletter
Advertise
Contact Us
Feedback
Winter
Christmas
Chanukkah
New Year's Day
Valentine's Day
Spring
St. Patrick's Day
Easter
Passover
Summer
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Autumn
Hallowe'en
Thanksgiving


Featured Books





 
Holiday Crafter




Craft Project - Dad, You're a Great Sport Pot
by Wen Zientek-Sico

Is your Dad a great sport? If so, he will love this bright and colorful pot! This project is easy for little hands to create, and it cost us less than five dollars to make, including supplies. If you have a Dad who loves sports he will find tons of uses for this great pot, whether to hold a plant, pens and pencils, tools, or other belongings.

Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot

Featured Books



Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot Winter Dot


Dad, You're a Great Sport Pot

Let your dad know you think he's a good sport with this attractive pot. It makes a great holder for a plant, or else Dad can use it to hold office supplies, tools, or other items. Our local craft store carries of hundreds of these small decorated wooden shapes, but if your store doesn't you can paint your own shapes or else use stickers or images cut out from magazines or catalogs. You can use an actual photo of Dad, but make sure to get permission first. We prefer using color photocopies so we don't ruin our originals and the copy is much thinner and easier to decoupage.

6 inch terracotta pot

White acrylic paint

Red acrylic paint

Paint brush

Blue acrylic paint pen

Color photocopy of photo

Decoupage glue

Varnish or acrylic sealer (optional)

Wooden sports shapes

Tacky glue

Good Sport PotCover your work surface with newspapers. Paint the bottom of the pot with a coat of the white paint and let dry for at least an hour, or as directed by the manufacturer. Repeat with a second coat of white paint once dry. Paint the rim of the pot with a coat of the red paint and let dry for at least an hour, or as directed by the manufacturer. Repeat with a second coat of the red paint once dry. Let dry thoroughly. Along the rim write the phrase "Dad, You're a Great Sport!" with the paint pen. Let dry thoroughly before handling. Using the decoupage glue, add the photo to the pot. Paint over the entire pot, including the photo, with the glue to make for an even finish. If desired, coat the pot again with the Good Spot Potdecoupage glue, or else finish with a varnish or acrylic sealer according to the package directions. Sealing the pot is especially important if your Dad might use this as an outdoor planter. Once the varnish has thoroughly dried, glue the sports shapes on the pot, making sure to spread them out on all the sides of the pot. Make sure the pot has thoroughly dried before adding a plant or wrapping for Dad.

Project Developed, Styled, and Photographed by Wen Zientek-Sico.




All text, graphics, recipes, craft projects, and articles copyright Holiday Crafter 2001-2010, unless otherwise attributed. Please do not reprint or distribute any of the material on this website without permission. For reprint permission, or for information about recipe or craft project development, e-mail me. Thank you.