It's Mother's Day this weekend! If you are still looking for gift ideas, check out what we made for one grandma! A personalized flower pot with each of her grandchildren's names on it.
We took pictures to share with you. The curve of the flower pot can add a little trickiness so here's a little self-help decal guide.
Here's our little trick for applying decals on a curve: We cut little slits in the decal in between words so that the decal could curve easier when we applied it. It's not a perfect science but it was an improvement over my last curved decal project! =)
The first picture shows our slits. The 2nd picture shows the decal on the flower pot without the transfer tape removed. You can see that we had a few wrinkles. That is going to happen when you take a straight item and make it adhere to a curve. The best suggestion is to make the wrinkles happen IN BETWEEN the words or letters - so that the wrinkle doesn't end up on any of the decal. The wrinkle ends up in the transfer tape which gets discarded anyway.
This flower pot is plastic and had a nice shiny smooth finish which is the perfect surface for applying decals to. A rough surface just requires a little more patience but a chalky or plaster-type surface is nearly impossible to work with. Ideally, look for a smooth surface with a shiny finish. We used our Tan and Beige glossy outdoor-grade material to make the decals. We have added this same decal to our website for your next personalized grandma project! You get this same Grandchildren quote in Color 1 and up to 12 Grandchild Names in Color 2. Here is the link.
Last year we had a similar project and we shared it on our Instagram and Facebook page. See if you find last year's project!