This pot was sprayed creme as well and let to dry. I cut triangles out of leftover scrapbook paper I had and glued them on the side with Elmer's glue. Then I painted the rim red and it was ready to go!
I had to leave one black as my nephew requested. Plus, it can be reused after the party immediately.... the green legos add a nice pop of color against the black.
Again, I used the leftover scrapbook paper to make a band across the top of this one. I pieced this one together as I only had small scraps left after cutting out the numbers.
To do the numbers I first printed out several samples of font I liked using MS Word. I chose the one I liked best and drew the whimsical number on 1/2 sheet of scrapbook paper and cut it out with an exacto knife on a self-healing mat (available at most craft stores). Then, I laid the number on 1"thick styrofoam (my husband has it around for his model planes), and traced around it with a pen.
Then, I cut out the styofoam with the exacto knife. It really helps if your knife is freshly sharpened, or new. I relayed the number on the styrofoam to make sure it fit well.
At this point on the number "8's" I spray painted them, and it shrunk the styrofoam about 1/2". I now know this. So, instead on the "2's", I just spread a think layer of glue on surface and applied the scrapbook piece. The smoother and thinner the glue, the less wrinkles you'll get.
I wedged tighly-placed additional styrofoam in each pot, and inserted 3 bamboo skewers to extend from pot to number. The "2's" are shorter because I had cut the skewers first. And that's it! This is what your end product will be like: