1st Holy Communion Flower Pots

1st HC flower pot

MATERIALS

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~Terra cotta pots, any size you’d like

~Mod Podge

~Paint in “Blue Sky”

~2 paint brushes

~small cross-shaped stickers (I chose “Recollections” dimensional cross stickers from Michael’s)

~scrap booking stickers for around top edge of pot (you could also use ribbon or a stencil)

~ 1-1.5″ circle punch

~cream paper for host

~Chalice template

~gold vellum or thin gold paper for chalice

~Krylon Satin finish moisture resistant protective spray (I got mine in the craft paint aisle at Michael’s)

~potting soil

~flowers

~moss (I bought a bag of dry moss at Michael’s)

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  paint your pots.  If you use a light color like I did, you should prime the terra cotta pot first.

2.  Using your chalice template, trace as many chalices as you have pots.  *I used gold vellum that I found in the scrap booking aisle.*  I decided to make my pots double-sided, since I’ll be using mine as centerpieces.  Cut out the chalices.

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3.  Using a circle punch, punch out the same number of hosts from your cream paper.

4.  Place a small cross sticker on each host. *You could also just draw a cross on the center of each host.*

5.  Place border stickers around the top of your pot.  Again, ribbon or a stencil would be great too.

6.  Paint some Mod Podge onto the pot where you would like to place the chalice and host.

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7.  Paint the back of the chalice with Mod Podge and place onto Mod Podged area of pot.

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8.  Paint over the chalice with Mod Podge.

9.  Paint back of host with Mod Podge and place at the top of the chalice.

10.  Paint over host/cross sticker with Mod Podge.

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11.  You might have to go back and apply more Mod Podge if the edges of the chalice curled up.  Mine did!  I just used my brush and finger tips to press down the curling edges until they stuck to the pot.

12.  Repeat steps 6-11 if you would like to make your pots double sided.

13.  After allowing the Mod Podge to dry, place your pots on a drop cloth or a big old piece of paper in a well-ventilated area.

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14.  Spray with Krylon Satin Finish and allow to dry.  This should make the pots mostly water-proof.

15.  Fill your pots with some potting soil and colorful flowers.

16.  Add dry moss to cover the soil if you’d like.

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I used snapdragons, but any pretty flower will do!

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Save your pots for your next 1st Holy Communion and plant the flowers in your Mary Garden!

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Or give a pot to each mom at your party and wish them a “Happy Mother’s Day”!

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I plan on saving my pots for the next four 1st Communion parties we’ll be hosting.

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Please, if you make this craft, email me a photo!  I love to see other people’s craftiness at work.

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