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Peat Pot Spring Crafts

Get ready for spring with these easy and inexpensive peat pot spring crafts.

Spring is a week away and I can hardly wait for it to arrive.  The other day it was almost 70 degrees and I could barely contain myself.  I threw the kids in the car {not really...they got in willingly}, tossed my husband in there as well {him, I really had to toss} and we headed out to run some errands, windows down on the highway, hair blowing in the breeze {the boys desperately needed haircuts so their hair looked like a 1980's disco nightmare after I subjected them to all that air} and we enjoyed the day.  Today...there's snow ~ UGH! 

Peat Pot Succulents and Shabby Chic Spring

Even though the outside is screaming winter I'm getting the house ready for spring.  I wanted to make something on a small scale for the dining room table {the kids do their school work there so I can't have anything too big} and I wanted to change out the darker colors for some light and soft colors.

How-To Make Peat Pots as Planters

Succulent in Peat Pot Wrapped with Moss #succulent #peatpot #moss

I like to do things in 3's ~ not sure why but I do {3 boys, 3 Peat pots ~ okay...maybe that's not a pattern but I do like 3's}.  For this planter, I used 1 peat pot, moss, twine, a plastic cup, potting soil and a succulent.

Peat Pot Planter for Succulents
Peat Pots with Moss
Peat Pot wrapped with Moss and Twine from Cupcakes and Crinoline

I pulled off moss for the size needed to circle my pot and then simply attached it with twine wrapping around the pot 3 times (an X-shape and then around the middle) and tied in a knot.  I trimmed off the top of the peat moss slightly so that the rim was symmetric.

Peat Pot Succulent Planter

Since the pot will breakdown with exposure to water I cut a plastic cup to size, poked some holes in the bottom and then added my succulent.  The cup fit nicely into the center of the pot.  Next, I covered the soil with more moss.  

There you have it ~ 1 pot down and 2 to go.

How-To Make Shabby Chic Peat Pots

Shabby Chic Peat Pots #shabbychic #peatpots #spring from Cupcakes and Crinoline

For these I used 2 peat pots, Gesso (you can also use white craft paint), cheesecloth, filler {I save mine from boxes, gift baskets, etc.} and some speckled eggs.

Paint peat pots with gesso

Paint your pots with the Gesso {no need to paint the bottom} and allow to dry.

Use a small piece of cheesecloth to wrap your pot leaving enough excess to make a quick knot.  The cheesecloth will 'stick to itself' so you don't need to do a double knot.  

peat-pots-for-spring

Fill the pot with your filler and sprinkle with the speckled eggs.

You can also go all out and add some bling with broaches, rhinestones, etc.  I kept it simple but was really tempted to doll these babies up ~ after Easter I may fill these with some summer flowers and embellish the pots further.  If I do I'll let you know! 😉

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27 Comments

  1. These are adorable!!! Perfect display~love them.
    XO
    Kristin

  2. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

    Mary Beth I love that moss wrapped pot... so cute!

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  7. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    I LOVE this!! Mary Beth...this is so up my alley! I think when the Johnny Jump-ups show up at the garden centers they would look so cute in the containers too. This is so sweet and original.
    Pinned!!

    Hope your weekend is sunny and extraordinarily creative!!
    [hugs]

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Diane! What are johnny jump-ups? I'll have to check for those so I can plant some ~ I am getting so excited for spring I can hardly take it!

      I hope your having a wonderful week.

      hugs, mb

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  10. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    I love to have succulents around, they are so easy to take care of and such interesting texture and detail. The moss pots are super fun. Hugs, Marty

  11. Lolly Jane says:

    What a clever idea! So pretty!

  12. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says:

    I adore these, Mary Beth. So cute!!

  13. Linda @ Mixed Kreations says:

    Love your centerpiece Mary Beth! It turned out very pretty. I know what you mean about the weather. I think the weather gets crazier each year.

  14. debbiedoos says:

    Adorable! I love that gesso stuff it is so cool to work with!

  15. SUper cute peat pots. I love how easy this tutorial is and perfect for spring!

  16. Candace @ Vintage News Junkie says:

    These are seriously tooooo cute!!! I am diggin' moss for Spring decor this year!! Must get some pronto!! Thanks for linking up at our Monday Funday party!!! I will be featuring your post next Monday!!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Candace ~ and I am thrilled beyond THRILLED to be featured ~ have a truly awesome week!

      mary beth

  17. Mary Beth says:

    Thank you so much for the party invite, Katie ~ I just joined the party!

  18. Carolyn ~ homework says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I just love this project Mary Beth!!! You were featured in the spotlight!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    carolyn ~ homework

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  21. Aniko@PlaceOfMyTaste says:

    I love your creation. Thank you so much for linking it up to WIW. Hope to see you back!I am featuring you today. Xo~

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Aniko!

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