For Brandon and I’s Christmas card 2 years ago we had included a potted plant with our house address since that year’s card doubled as our “we moved” announcements. My mom commented how she liked the planter with the address and it would be nice to have one on their porch since their house address is only listed on the mailbox. She is a tough one to shop for, so when she mentions something she would like, I take the hint. And since I seem to be incharge of all gift giving in our house, I thought my mother-in-law may want one too. For hers, I went with a simple “Welcome” since their house sits back in the woods, and the address is less important (and if you make it all the way up their drive-way, I would assume you know what the address is).
To start, I wrote the words myself and scanned them into the computer. I used photoshop to separate the lettering and saved it as a PNG file to be able to open in the silhouette software. I used my Silhouette Curio to cut the vinyl to create the lettering and simple transferred the white vinyl onto a simple black self-watering planted pot.
I wanted to add a fancy little pop to the planter so I grabbed a beach spike and multipurposed it to add a smaller planted flower to the pot. Again, I drew the design, scanned it in and created the silhouette file.
Then it was outside to plant the flowers! I added ferns and these pretty purple flowers to finish off the look.