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DIY French-inspired vintage flower pots

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DIY French-inspired Flower Pot | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Whenever I look at photos of beautiful homes, I'm always taken with the stylist's use of plants to bring a scheme to life. I just love lush greenery against a backdrop of white, don't you?

When I was looking for ideas to decorate my mantel, I just knew I had to have some. The only problem is, OneandSeventy's living room is North-facing and doesn't get an awful lot of light, so real plants wouldn't survive very long.

Also, being the clumsy sort, there's a very real chance of me ruining my mantel when I watered the plants!

My only option was to fake it.

I found a couple of great faux topiaries in Home Bargains for the very bargainous price of just £4.99 each.

DIY French-inspired Flower Pot | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

With full heads and heavy clay pots, they already looked great. But I felt they needed a little Suzy Homemaker treatment.

I'd been dying to try out some more of the image transfer tutorials I've found and I'm totally in love with Paris ephemera. So off I trotted to the indispensable Graphics Fairy to source some images.

As a wine lover, I couldn't pass up these French winemaker graphics!

French Winemaker Image | The Graphics Fairy

 

French Winemaker Image | The Graphics Fairy

How to transfer inkjet prints using wax paper

For this project, I transferred the images using my inkjet printer and the backing paper from a sheet of labels.

In case you missed it, I used this technique that I included in one of my earlier projects.

Here's how they turned out...

DIY French-inspired Flower Pot | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

DIY French-inspired Flower Pot | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

What do you think?

I love 'em!

So much so, they're popping up all over the shop! When I'm not using them in #stylingtheseason mantels, I re-locate them to other rooms in the house to add a fresh touch elsewhere.

DIY French-inspired Flower Pot | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

If you were watching really closely, you may have noticed their recent mini-makeover to compliment my Highland-themed living room.

Cosy, Highland-themed living room | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Highland-themed accessories | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Honestly, this image transfer technique is so simple and effective, you HAVE to try it!

From plant pots, to fabric, to wood… whatever surface you decide to decorate, don't forget to drop a comment below to let me know how you got on with your project!

I already have my eye on a few bits and pieces just waiting for the transfer treatment. Now where did I put that chopping board?

A hui hou,

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