Below: Maybe a cupcake will help? Stamped cupcake by T!M Holtz placed on tongue blade, added joker by Graphic's Fairy. Cupcake punch by Martha Stewart. Peat pots were dabbed with white gesso or craft paint.
Above peat pot decoupaged with sheet music, pages of books. Rim has flowers and assorted brads. Inside there is a bit of antique lace held in place by candy....which quickly disappeared.
Below a bit of Parisian flare:
Red rose ribbon from Michaels was folded over this pot decoupaged with sheet music. Three buttons from French General were added as well as paper shavings inside, and a stamped tag with Tour Eiffel with a large black feather.....sort of Moulin Rouge style...keep it PG since these are going to middle school.
Above: the pot is not painted, but decoupaged with pages. The tag is covered with Paris washi tape.
The photo of Marie was taken when we toured Versailles in 2011. An added rosette with three red roses over a vintage lace wrap completes this pot.
The next pot was the "beach" theme; filled with shells from the shore, a vintage photo of my sister and I standing in front of our parents was the hit of the party. The students enjoyed seeing us at a young age.
A set of school stamps by Tweety Jill and some vintage style Graphic's 45 school paper made the next pot special. Our mother taught in public school for 42 years. Since my sister has taught quite a few years.....and this surprise party included some of her students, it was fun to use the school paper.
It was getting late when I was decorating these......so this last one I threw together some things I already had decorated. More sheet music, purchased at the October Country Living Fair in Atlanta, was used to cover the pot below. Black eyelash yarn and a tag made this one come together.
These peat pots were interspersed among Gerber Daisy pots. We had purchased cupcakes for the kids.
We are missing sister #3 here.....(she's in Atlanta)
Next time I will buy the large pots. The youngest sister, Michelle, just made the party. She was in Africa helping widows and orphans for the TAKE HEART non-profit org. See takeheartafrica.org for more info.
Happy Birthday Sister!
Don't just sit there.....get busy decorating some peat pots!