Hello everyone! Are you in the mood for some crafting? Today I am going to show you how to make some pretty DIY Five Minute French Country Lavender Pots. These adorable pots are so easy to put together and you can make several for under ten dollars. *This post contains affiliate links.
I always love to shop Dollar Tree for gardening supplies and anything I can use for farmhouse or French Country crafts. When I spotted some pretty faux lavender wrapped in burlap, I bought several right up.
The faux lavender in the terra cotta pot was cute and I knew I could easily white wash the pot, but I really loved the burlap, and I thought the lavender bundles would look more natural “planted” in some peat seed pots I already had in my craft stash.
I also picked up some jute twine and lace ribbon. I have used this ribbon and twine for multiple projects in the past and I just love them!
Update: There are varying sizes of these pots at different Dollar Trees depending on the region. The Dollar Tree website only offers the 2 .25 inch pots, which is not large enough to fit the lavender. You will need the 3″ size. If you cannot find the 3″ size at Dollar Tree to fit the lavender, you can also find the right size at your local Dollar General 6 for $1, or on Amazon at varying prices.
It is easy to give some age and “patina” to the pots by simply dry brushing on a little chalk paint or acrylic paint in light strokes.
It only takes a few minutes for the paint to dry and then you can simply stick the lavender down in the pots. I used a foam brush to lightly apply my Deco Art Americana Decor Chalky Finish Chalk Paint in the Everlasting shade (white). I love this chalk paint for crafting!
I wanted the pots to look really natural so I used some Dollar Tree Spanish moss to fill in the sparse areas between the lavender stems and to cover any bare spots.
To finish off my pots I just tied a little bit of the lace ribbon and jute twine around the pots.
It only took about five minutes to make these inexpensive DIY French Country lavender pots, and they are so pretty! Inexpensive + Quick + Easy + Pretty = My kind of craft project!
These sweet pots are beautiful little vignette accents for spring and summer decor. They would make great hostess or thank-you gifts or would be perfect for filling up a gift basket of garden-themed goodies for a birthday or Mother’s Day gift. This week I am working on a basket for my mom for Mother’s Day, and I can’t wait to share a post all about it. I love making gift up pretty gift baskets!
Do you love Dollar Tree as much as I do? If you find something cute while shopping there, be sure to buy up as many as you think you might want, because cute farmhouse, cottage and French Country style items usually sell out fast. Of course you can always order directly from Dollar Tree online and get great deals on craft supplies in bulk.
I hope you have enjoyed this little craft tutorial today. What are some crafts you have made using Dollar Tree finds? I love hearing from you!