“If someone throws a rock at you, throw a flower back…just remember to throw the flower pot with it!
Being the thrifty person that I am I am always looking for fun and cheap ways to up cycle old things into beautiful new things. I truly believe most pieces of furniture have at least a few lives in them, you just have to get a little creative. Not to mention the fact that I seem to have champagne taste on a beer budget, and I am talking the home brewed, maybe even in the bathtub quality of beer budget my friends. With a budget like that, you have to get a little bit creative. I was at the dollar store last week (which can truly be a wonderful place if you look past the cans of cocktail wieners and mouse traps) and I noticed an abundance of terracotta pots. Lets face it, planters are pricey. It always surprises me that big box stores expect people to pay upwards of thirty bucks for a clay pot that has been glazes within an inch of it’s life. As a child my mom was always very creative and worked best on as she says “a shoe string budget”. We painted clay pots and we used them for plants, as pencil/pen holders, as little vessels to hold bobby pins and as candle holders. We used acrylic paint. We brushed it on, sponged it on and stenciled it on there, ending up with beautiful and unique mini pieces of art. It was a wonderful project for kids to take part in. So I did an online hunt and here are some ideas I found that I rather loved to turn a one dollar clay pot into something great!