A Diamond Pattern Pot Of Inspiration at Jennifer Grace Creates

A Diamond Pattern Pot Of Inspiration

(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)

For the last project of the day I’ve got another way you can focus your crafting – by gathering some inspirational items and putting them into a pretty box or pot, to be opened whenever your mojo is low!

A Diamond Pattern Pot Of Inspiration at Jennifer Grace Creates

Who wouldn’t want a diamond pattern pot of inspiration?!

I could have just stuck some bits and pieces in an old shoe box or something, but it’s much more fun, and much less likely to get lost, when the items are in such a lovely container!

Here’s how to make your own…

Step 1: Find a pot or box to keep your items in:

A Diamond Pattern Pot Of Inspiration at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Paint with grey paint (I used Martha Stewart Satin Craft Paints). Once it’s dry repeat with another coat if necessary (mine only needed one coat but it depends on your surface, and paint type):

A Diamond Pattern Pot Of Inspiration at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Use washi tape to mark off your triangles and diamonds, by criss-crossing it all around the pot. They don’t need to all be the same size, just go with the flow:

A Diamond Pattern Pot Of Inspiration at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Paint the triangles and diamonds with various colours of paint – I used mint, white, and coral-pink. I added a couple of triangles to the lid too – if you’re clever you can make sure they match up with the sides but I didn’t think to do that!:

A Diamond Pattern Pot Of Inspiration at Jennifer Grace Creates

I painted the handle on the top of the pot too.

Step 5: Wait for the paint to dry thoroughly, then peel off the washi tape:

A Diamond Pattern Pot Of Inspiration at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Use a gold pen to draw borders around the painted shapes (I used a Cricut Explore metallic pen):

A Diamond Pattern Pot Of Inspiration at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Add a few triangle stickers (Crate Paper Journey Puffy Stickers) to the lid, and fill the pot with inspirational things!

A Diamond Pattern Pot Of Inspiration at Jennifer Grace Creates

In mine I’ve got: a small photo, an old rubber stamp I should use again, some washi tape, a gold flower, a glass nugget, a fossil, a wooden cotton reel, a postage stamp with a wizard on, a badge with a penguin and a panda bear on, and a few sequins. Next time my mojo is low I will pull out an item or two to help focus my crafting!

What would you put in yours?

Be Inspired:

Alter a box or pot and fill in with inspiring things

Use triangles and/or diamonds outlined with gold

Use washi tape to create a mask for mist, paint, or ink

That’s it for tonight, I’ll see you again in the morning at 10am!

Goodnight,

Jennifer x

20 Comments
  • Beautiful way to jazz up a plain pot

    May 15, 2015 at 10:23 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Super simple idea to pretty up a plain pot!! Good way of using up washi too….still can’t love it!!!!!!

    May 15, 2015 at 11:33 pm
  • very very cool!

    May 15, 2015 at 11:53 pm
  • I would put new product I want to use in something like that – great idea! I really like how the gold outline makes the design pop & might try that on a project this weekend.

    May 16, 2015 at 2:32 am
  • Linda Reilly
    Reply

    Lovely would never have thought of that xx

    May 16, 2015 at 7:38 am
  • Oooh!!!! I don’t have a wooden one but I’ve got a strong chipboard pot with lid!
    Love the diamonds
    Love the colours
    Love the idea of putting mojo stuff aside mojo-less days!
    Fabulous!

    May 16, 2015 at 7:39 am
  • Annie
    Reply

    Another great idea Jennifer – I have a box which would be perfect for this. It would make a brilliant gift for a crafty friend as well :o)

    May 16, 2015 at 8:11 am
  • Dawn Cheshire
    Reply

    Would never think to use a pot like this, I’ve got loads of acrylic paints so will have to give it a go sometime

    May 16, 2015 at 8:18 am
  • what a transformation, that pot looks so different have been masking with washi today as a great idea hope to make something with the misty page later!

    May 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm
  • Frances
    Reply

    Love the idea for an inspiration pot! Nice.

    May 16, 2015 at 9:27 pm
  • a super way to decorate your pot. As i’m workign through rugby photos i’d have to use mine to hold related items to inspire me!

    May 16, 2015 at 10:47 pm
  • LeAnne S
    Reply

    Need to be used items. Great project idea.

    May 17, 2015 at 4:20 am
  • Janet
    Reply

    I love that!! I will make one for me and my sister!!

    May 17, 2015 at 10:40 am
  • I did a similar restyle of an old wooden box with a hinged lid and now I know exactly what to do with it, make an inspiration box. Not sure what’ll go into it yet but I’m defo using your fab idea
    Jo xx

    May 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm
  • A really good idea…and the pot looks gorgeous.

    May 17, 2015 at 4:52 pm
  • Emily
    Reply

    This is amazing! I love it! You are so creative!

    May 17, 2015 at 9:45 pm
  • Those paints give a beautiful finish, and the colours you have chosen are so pretty.
    I love little boxes

    May 18, 2015 at 9:58 pm
  • Love your project and my mind is racing with ideas from your Be Inspired section!!!
    <3 J

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    May 20, 2015 at 10:41 pm
  • How cute! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

    May 25, 2015 at 2:51 am
  • Hello!

    December 16, 2015 at 11:39 pm

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