I’ve said “Cachepot”, but I think there is another phrase to describe these tall metal flower containers. Possibly French something? Anyway, you know what it is. A lovely tall container that looks great with a big mess of flowers in it. I bought a bunch at Ikea, knowing they would be good for decoupage. I think any of these metal containers look nice for a variety of things. This project was the first one I ever did. It came about because I had been cutting up gardening catalogs for a collage program I was doing at the library. I loved cutting out all these flowers and shrubs and then sorting them by color. When I saw what a lovely rainbow of flowers I had I thought it would look great against the metal and make a neat rainbow spiral. I sat in front of the tv painstakingly arranging my pictures, overlapping them, gluing them down, and could not have been prouder of the end of the result. I foolishly gave it away as a gift to my mother. Foolish for two reasons. 1. Because now I don’t have it and I still really like it. and 2. Because several months later I was at her house and saw it in the bathroom being used as toilet brush holder. My mother was not home at the time and I was tempted to just take it away with me and never say anything about I was so irritated it at being used like that. I never said anything but a couple months ago asked where it was because I wanted to take these pictures. She produced it (did not say where it had been) and ever since then it has been on display with flowers in it. I know we can’t dictate what happens to gifts after we give them, but honestly, a toilet brush holder? Ew!
My First Decoupage Project: Cachepot