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    The contents of this eBook, including all craft projects, are the property of FaveCrafts.com and cannot

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    © 2009, Prime Publishing LLC, All Rights Reserved.

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    Letter from the Editors

    Dear Reader,

    In March, a team led by Michelle Obama began preparing a spot of land on the White House

    grounds for an organic vegetable garden. The garden will provide food for the first family and

    dinners at the White House, but will also help educate children about the importance of

    healthy, local food. Many are calling this project a “victory garden,” comparing it to Eleanor

    Roosevelt’s victory garden during World War II. Many homes during this time had a private

    victory garden when the war put a strain on food supplies. These gardens were also considered

    important for morale in the community. Like Michelle Obama, many people have once again

    embraced the concept of victory gardens. Personal gardens reduce the reliance on industrial

    farms, which use chemical fertilizers and more oil for transportation, contribute to plastic waste

    through packaging, and contribute to greater carbon emissions. Organic vegetables from the

    back garden simply taste better and help encourage people to eat better.

    In the spirit of this wonderful movement, we have put together this collection of our favorite

    garden crafts. We hope these ideas inspire you to start your own victory garden. Use recycled

    materials for some of these crafts and you’ll be an eco-goddess.

    You can find more cheap craft projects, great activities for kids and extensive decorating ideas at

    www.FaveCrafts.com.

    Our eBooks, like all our craft projects, are absolutely FREE to members of our crafting community.

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    We hope you enjoy reading and creating!

    With Love,

    The Editors of FaveCrafts

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    Table of Contents

    Flower Pots..................................................................................................................................... 6

    Flower Pot ................................................................................................................................................. 6

    Fun with Terra Cotta Pots ......................................................................................................................... 7

    Chalk Paint Garden Pots ............................................................................................................................ 9

    Doll House Flower Pot ............................................................................................................................. 11

    Floraled Flower Pot ................................................................................................................................. 15

    How to Decorate Clay Pots ...................................................................................................................... 17

    Hugs and Kisses Pot ................................................................................................................................. 20

    Mom Flower Pot ...................................................................................................................................... 22

    Named Flower Pot ................................................................................................................................... 24

    Painted Seashell Pots .............................................................................................................................. 26

    Plant Stakes .................................................................................................................................. 28

    Lollipop Plant Poke .................................................................................................................................. 28

    Pinwheel Jewelry Plant Stake .................................................................................................................. 30

    Bee Garden Stake .................................................................................................................................... 32

    Butterfly Garden Stake ............................................................................................................................ 35

    Garden Girl Plant Stake ........................................................................................................................... 38

    Watering Cans ............................................................................................................................. 41

    Sprinkling Can .......................................................................................................................................... 41

    Painted Garden Set for Mom .................................................................................................................. 43

    Patriotic Wind Chime and Watering Can ................................................................................................ 45

    Garden Decoration ...................................................................................................................... 47

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    Terra Cotta Garden Turtle ....................................................................................................................... 47

    Penny's Bench ......................................................................................................................................... 49

    Pebbled Garden Decoration .................................................................................................................... 51

    Floral Vegetable Storage Crates .............................................................................................................. 53

    Falling Leaves Mosaic Garden Stone ....................................................................................................... 55

    Dragonfly Garden Stone .......................................................................................................................... 58

    Cute Clay Turtles ..................................................................................................................................... 60

    Bees and Hive Outdoor Decor ................................................................................................................. 62

    Aged Terra Cotta Plaques ........................................................................................................................ 64

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    Flower Pots

    Flower Pot

    Courtesy of Arnold Grummer's

    Say "welcome" to Spring with these pretty flower pots -- just as nice as the real flowers

    themselves!

    Supplies:

    • Arnold Grummer's Daisy Ceramic Casting Mold

    • Small terra cotta pot

    • Paint

    • Brush

    • Ribbon

    Steps:

    1. Make polymer clay cast, trim as desired.

    2. Press cast onto pot to duplicate curve.

    3. Remove and bake as directed on clay packaging.

    4. Paint pot and glue cast to it.

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    Fun with Terra Cotta Pots

    By Susie Coelho for Krylon

    At your next outdoor gathering, place these colorful terra cotta pots along the table as a

    centerpiece or in front of each guest as gifts to take home.

    Materials:

    • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Primer - White (#51315)

    • Krylon Outdoor Spaces® Satin Finish - Lime (#2920)

    • Krylon Outdoor Spaces® Satin Finish - Mango (#2921)

    • Krylon Outdoor Spaces® Satin Finish - Watermelon (#2922)

    • Krylon Outdoor Spaces® Satin Finish - Lemon (#2923)

    • Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic - Clear (#1303)

    • Krylon Make It Pearl!® Pearlescent Paint - Sheer Pearl (#1207)

    • 4 – 5 1/2 “ terra cotta flower pots

    • Celosia plants (or your choice of plant) in variety of bright colors

    • Potting soil

    • Sea shells

    • Painters masking tape

    • Newspaper

    Steps:

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