Oh So Shabby Chic!
I was so pleased with how my shabby chic tin cans turned out (full tutorial here) that I decided to make some more but the only member of our family to eat canned food is the cat and I didn't have enough empties to hand. So I turned to the internet for alternatives.......
......and saw these stunning altered peat pots.
I really wanted mine to have an aged look, with the lace forming an integral part of the design rather than appearing 'stuck on', so I used Powertex fabric hardener. This brilliant product allows fabric to be set solid into any position whilst still allowing the original colour and texture to show through.
The lace will be permanently fixed into soft ruffles with an application of Powertex.
Once the Powertex was dry I sponged the pots with gentle shades of cream and white, allowing the paint to crackle between coats. The lace really does look part of the pot and has the feel of antique ceramics or pottery.
Peat pots are ridiculously cheap, I purchased mine in a pack of thirty from our local 'Everything for a Pound' store!
The pots are featured over at the Buddy Crafts Blog, where you can also find other fabulous Powertex projects.