Sunday, May 15, 2011

Self Standing Flower Pot Tutorial ............

Due to popular demand, here is my Self Standing Flower Pot Tutorial

 Supplies -
1 piece Early Espresso 10cm x 24.5cm.
1 piece Early Espresso 7.5cm x 14cm.
1 piece Very Vanilla 7cm x 13.5cm.
Cutter, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip or double sided tape, snail.

Score Early Espresso card stock at 3.5cm, 12.5cm, 14cm, 15.5cm and 24.5cm.

Using a bone folder fold all scores into hills and valleys as pictured.

At the bottom of your pot mark 1cm in on each side.

Place into your cutter with the flap up the top. Line up the first score (the bottom of the "flap") and the 1cm mark as pictured above. This means that when you cut, you will only be cutting the "pot" and not the top "flap". The "flap" should still be a rectangle shape.

You might find that your cutter is unable to cut through all four pieces of card stock at the bottom. I use my paper snips to cut through the rest.
Your flower pot should now look like the photo above.

Place a 2cm piece if sticky strip or double sided tape in the inside on both top corners (see above photo). Stick together so it sits flat.

Then lift the "flap" and place 2cm strips of sticky strip on the top about 1.5cm's in and stick down.

This is what it now should look like.
And a side view. See how the fold in the middle supports you flower pot to stand by itself?

Using snail, adhere the Very Vanilla card stock to the Early Espresso 7.5cm x 14cm.

You are now ready to decorate your flower pot. To do this I sit my flower pot and insert onto the envelope and then arrange the flowers on it so I know how much room I have to make it fit into the envelope.

Here's a few ways that I have decorated mine -

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I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.
If you have a questions, feel free to ask away.
Also, I'd love to see any projects that you make using this tutorial. Please leave me a comment with a link to your blog so I can visit you :)

Please remember that my tutorials are for your personal use and inspiration only. If you use this tutorial please provide a link back to me. Thank you.

9 lovely comments:

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow what a lovely tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy Hanlon said...

Thanks sooo much for sharing
Tammy x

E.T said...

absolutely stunning creations there sweetie! LOVE LOVE LOVE the flowers!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Awesome - bookmarked for a rainy day!

Tania Gould said...

Ooooo these are sooooo purdy!!!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a great tutorial ... must try this soon! Hugs xxaxx

Patrice said...

Excellent tutorial! I'll try your version one day very soon :o)

Monica said...

Thankyou for sharing this wonderful tutorial and beautiful flower pot creation with us here in England, I love Stampin up but we don't get all the lovely "stuff" you have over here, boo hoo

Ann said...

What a wonderful idea! I love all the different ways you "filled" the pot!