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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

{Frugal} Front Porch Fun

I've never really done anything exciting with my front porch so I thought I'd give it a go this year.

Using inexpensive Terracotta Pots I knew I could spray paint them and add my own little touches without breaking the bank.
Here I spray painted the small ones Green Apple from Rust-oleum
p.s. This what your picture looks like when you take it late at night.

Mod Podged with paper and then sprayed with a Clear coat of lacquer. Hopefully, to at least make somewhat water proof.
I had these metal alphabets letters and I took paper clips and unfolded them to make hooks!

This one I put vinyl stickers on.
On the bigger pots I spray painted Lagoon, also from Rust-oleum ( I love teal) and also Mod Podged. This one I added that cute little seed packet to the front!

To make these "rulers" I took the little label cards that come in the flowers from the store and Mod Podged this cute ruler paper over it! Now maybe I will know how my Garden Grows!

FYI. Terracotta pots make excellent chalkboards and even if you spray paint them a color you can still write on them with chalk!

The big pot that I added the "Bloom" too with metal letters is also home to a vintage ruler I had laying around my office.
The number one way to frugal-ize (I'm sure that's a word ;) your space is to use things around the house. I took scrapbook paper and some frames, easy-pesy.

I added this cute frame to this pot by tying the ribbons to the handles.

A bird cages from the thrift store to hold a pot.

Another frame laying the house that finally has a home!

Well, I think I need a new picture but there you go.

The DIY Show Off

The Shabby Nest


  1. Gorg! what a great place to enjoy some lemonade on a hot day.

  2. Your little pots are so charming on your front porch. I host a weekend party at my blog if you would like to come share sometime! :)

  3. Lovely! Thanks for sharing ~ please come by and say hi sometime!

  4. Mine doesn't grow so well, my husband does our gardening. love the bird cage.

    I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.


    Come strut your stuff.


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