Victorian Planter

Victorian Planter
Victorian Planter

Victorian Craft Projects - Victorian Planter

What you need: 1 small flower pot with real flowering plant (African violets work wonderfully for this project) or you may make your own plant with silk flowers. (3 1/2" high x 4" in diameter); 1 - 10" round Lace or Battenburg doily (available at craft stores) You may also use a crocheted doily; Glue gun and glue sticks; 1 yard of 1 1/2" wired ribbon (mauve, rose or ecru) You may use a combination if you prefer.

What to do:

1. Center the pot on the doily.

2. Place a small amount of glue on the lower lip of the the top of the pot, just in the groove. Quickly bring the section of the doily just below the glue point up to the glued point and hold firmly in place until secure. Do this same procedure on opposite side of pot.

3. Next, repeat step two for the other two sides. Make certain that there is an even amount of space between folds of doily.

4. Fill in the areas between glue points with more glue and secure doily all around, leaving even pleats as you go.

5. Wrap the ribbon around the glued area and make a bow.