Really Jazzy Pots: Glorious Gift Ideas- By Mickey Baskett
With just a little embellishing, those oh-so-ordinary red clay pots available everywhere can become some of the most imaginative containers you’ve ever seen. Plus, they’re cheap to buy, come in all sizes, and can enhance any space, indoors or out. No need to use them just for plants, either! Among the 42 projects are garden ornaments and patio accessories, tool caddies, lamp bases, wind chimes, umbrella stands, kitchen canister sets, bath towel holders even baking pans (complete with recipes). A colorful gallery showcases the work of six talented designers, with easy-to-follow patterns and assembly diagram instructions. The techniques include painting, decoupage, stamping, and stenciling, as well as more advanced methods such as crackling, antiquing, and distressing.