Wednesday, 19 September 2018

ATB Flower Pot by Jennie

Hello Everyone and welcome to a rather blustery day here in the north! I hope everyone is keeping warm and safe.

For the last four years I have taught a residential weekend workshop for the lovely ladies that have been coming to my workshops over the last 10 years. We stay at a most beautiful house on the most northern island of Shetland (it involves two ferries) and have loads of fun and laughter and get a bit messy with our crafting!

Today I am sharing the box we made on the Saturday using napkins and DecoArt Crackle Glaze. 

I recently bought an artificial plant for the kitchen but the pot it was in was very boring. A few measurements later I realised it would fit perfectly into the Square Aperture ATB Cube.

After painting the boxes with a chalk paint to match our napkins, parts of the napkin were layered onto the box and texture paste words added here and there.

We then used DecoArt Crackle Glaze and Antiquing Cream. You can find details of the process HERE where I have used napkin decoupage in a previous post.

Metallic gold paint was added over the texture paste which had also crackled to give a really shabby finish.

Stamping was added here and there and I decided to add this little Calico Craft Parts Key and Tag to fill in an empty space. These were crackled with DecoArt Weathered Wood.

Needless to say we all had a fabulous time making the boxes and everyone was very pleased with the crackle effects over the napkin.

As always thank you for joining me today and happy crafting!

Jennie x

Calico Craft Parts used:


  1. Sounds like you have all had a wonderful time together, Jennie!
    And the flower pot is such a great idea! Love it!
    Claudia xxx

  2. What a lovely idea for a project, Jennie. It looks wonderfully vintage and shabby chic. Your workshops sound like such fun and a lovely break for the students who must have been delighted with their beautiful planters if they are anything like this one. x

  3. Beautiful shabby chic design and execution - what an inspired way to use the ATB kit. Sounds like you all had lots of messy fun as usual.
    Alison x

  4. There really is nothing like sharing time with crafty friends and I can only imagine how wonderful it must be on that island! The planter box is gorgeous, I always love what you do with napkins Jennie - this is a real stunner! xx

  5. Jennie, this turned out beautiful! I love the vintage,shabby look of it!
    Jackie xo

  6. Thank you all for your lovely comments. It was such a wonderful weekend and everyone went home with a superbly decorated planter.