I missed out on a deal on Potted Faux Hydrangeas – really loved the look!
Most of the time, when I see something I first think, can I make this….
So I thought I’d dream up a knock-off Potted Faux Hydrangea.
I had two glazed cup shaped vases – the perfect shape.
I wanted an aged plaster look for the pot.
The first thing I did was to vigorously sand off the glaze – not minding any scratch. I’m going for patina.
Then I applied a layer of Gesso.
At first I thought Gesso would give me the plaster look I imagined. Not bad, but not quite.
Next I applied Plaster of Paris.
Ah, this is coming along nicely! Just the texture I wanted ready for the aging.
Shades of Greige…
Someday, I’m going to paint one of the rooms in my home a shade of greige. Until then I’ll experiment with these pots!
I took several shades of grey and beige, ivory and a pink beige.
Randomly brushing on, deliberately missing spots to only cover those spots with another shade – layer by layer and then finally a blending of ivory, grey and beige-pink to achieve the patina I was looking for.
Now the flowers
I took two cubes of oasis and pressed them into the mouth of the pots; and rounded off the edges. I then took faux hydrangea flower stems and cut them to about 2 to 3 inches in length. Just enough to hold well within the oasis. It took about 5 to six flower heads per pot.
Voila – my Potted Faux Hydrangeas!
This was quite fun and oh, so easy! I’ll probably make a few more. The pots could easily be found at Goodwill or a thrift store – or dollar store now that garden season is upon us. The faux flowers could be bought on sale and craft acryllic paint is quite inexpensive as well as the Gesso and the little bit of plaster of paris I used – having it on hand is wonderful for homemade chalk paint too!