This time last year I was making ‘hunny’ pots as easter baskets. And since time got away from me, I never got around to posting my how to, until now.
the finished product
I purchased several sized $3 plastic garden pots from Red Dot for this project.
Regardless of their colour, begin by spraying all of them in a ‘mission brown’ for the base.
mission brown base finished and dried
Next we’ll be adding dimension to the hunny pot by using a cheap gold paint (dollar store craft section), a plastic plate and a sponge (found dollar store car cleaning products section).
Add a little bit of gold paint to the plastic plate and tear off a decent sized piece of sponge. It’s best to actually tear the sponge, not cut it, as the edges need to be rough, not flat. And keep the sponge dry at all times, not wet.
Next, go over the gold paintied section when still wet with either another piece of sponge or just another corner of the sponge. You’re going to use a dabbing motion to create the texture. When you’ve finished one section, move onto the next.
When finished, let the pot sit and dry.
The next step is to add the ‘hunny’. You’ll need two things: a hot glue gun and a large pack of hot glue gun sticks. I didn’t photograph this section, but basically glue big ‘drips’ around the lip of the pot. Miss sections and, when other glued sections are dry, go over for a realistic hunny dripping effect. The main trick is to wait for the glue gun to really heat up the stick (you know when it gets really drippy and when you pull its trigger, the glue oozes out? That’s what you’re aiming for)
Begin dabbing the paint on with the sponge.
When that’s all dry take a permanent marker and write out the word ‘Hunny’. I started by writing out the words, and then went back and thickened each up.