Fun With Vinyl

Hello My Friends,

I can not sit still.  Even when I am supposed to be resting; I can't do it.  I don't like to watch TV in the daytime, when I try to read; something catches my attention and I am off to do some little chore.  So trying to rest my arm after dislocating it is very hard for me.

I had glorious blooms from my African Violets this winter; they really put on a show.  I recently transplanted them into some pots I bought at Ikea.  Red Carpet Studio is having a challenge based on the movie Beaches I love that movie; so I started watching it.  It suddenly occurred to me that I could make my pots match my beach themed decor with some vinyl & my cameo silhouette.  I don't know if Red Carpet Studio will accept this project, but if you haven't been by there; you should stop in and see the design team creations!  Wow!

Here is what the pots looked like before.

I put a die cut on each side so that I could turn the plants toward the light.

I am entering my Beach Pots into the following challenges: - Anything Goes - #66 Beaches - Anything But A Card - #41 Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!



  1. What a clever idea! They turned out great! Thanks for sharing them with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  2. I'm not a TV watcher at all so know where you're coming from on that one! Hope you're doing a little better now.

    African Violets I can NOT grow for any reason - but if I did grow some I'd want them in cute pots like these! Love these.


  3. They look gorgeous, Chriss!! I love the images you used!! What a fabulous idea!! I hope your arm is heeling and you are feeling much better. Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. I hope you're feeling better soon! I love those pots and how clever to die cut something to decorate them! I love that seahorse image. Thanks for sharing your ingenuity over at Red Carpet Studios!

  5. How clever! I love them, and you can peel them off to decorate for other seasons!

    Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!

  6. These are adorable. LOVE how they turned out.
    Ouch I feel your pain. A few years back I dislocated my knee cap. {it was on the side of my leg and I was taken by ambulance and put under to put that sucker back in place} Anywhooo
    Thanks for sharing your pots at Craftin Desert Divas.
    Feel better soon!
    Crafty hugs,
    Craftin Desert Divas Guest Designer

  7. Wonderful project. Thanks for playing at RCS.

  8. Clever & Creative!!!
    Love this!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  9. I too have lots of African Violets. I love your flower pot idea. Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up.


  10. Great use of vinyl on your pots, the images look fabulous! Thanks for joining our linky party over at Craftin Desert Diva's!

  11. Congratulations! Your adorable pots were selected as our random prize winner at Red Carpet Studios Challenge Blog! Please contact me at for information on how to claim your prize. Once again, thank you for playing along with us at RCS!


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