Get an early start on Mother's Day with this butterfly flower pot. This project is great for kids and teens alike. You can have fun together picking out flowers to plant and then stamping the pot. The perfect match to a butterfly stamp is a flower that butterflies love!
When you select flowers like Verbena or Zinnias you are sure to have butterflies on your pot and blooms! How can mom not love a sweet gift like that?
On a side note, when I was first designing this stamp I drew this butterfly with my mom in mind; she is an avid gardner and butterfly lover. I also believe she has laid claim to this pot. (which is fine, it was going to be hers anyway)
The technique to stamp on a curved surface like a flower pot is to gently and slowly roll the stamp on the surface so all the edges stamp onto the pot.
Start with one color and stamp all over the pot leaving room for the second color of butterflies.
Now stamp with the second color! The best ink colors to use on terra cotta are ones that have a white base. Here I used white and baby pink. Other good colors to use are baby blue and pale lilac. The white in the ink stands out on the dark terra cotta.
Allow the ink to completely dry and then plant your flowers!
Happy (early) Mother's Day to my mom and everyone else's'!