Our #HappiMess: Circle & Dot Flowerpot


Here in the Artsy Family, we are expert mess makers!  When hubby and I first got married, I intended to keep everything in the house neat and clean at all times…but then I realized I had to choose between that and actually enjoying life.  You see, I’m happiest when I’m creating something {a trait Little Crafter has inherited too}…and creating almost always means a messy process. Sometimes it means there are beads and wire covering the floor.  Sometimes it means there’s paint all over the table {and our hands}.  Sometimes it means finding glitter literally everywhere.  Our messes take a lot of different forms, but they always mean the same thing: we had a blast!

Take this one, for example.



We pretty much like to paint everything we see, so when Little Crafter got some Balsam Fir seeds from school that he was supposed to plant, we decided it was a great opportunity to paint a special flowerpot for them.  Here it is…

Circle and Dot Flowerpot


– terra cotta flowerpot
– multi-surface or acrylic paint
– paintbrush
– cardboard toilet paper or paper towel tubes
– Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe formula

All we did was paint the entire pot purple and let it dry completely.  Then, I squeezed the other colors onto a plate and Little Crafter dipped one end of a cardboard tube into the paint, then used it like a stamp to put circles on the pot.  He chose the colors himself; purple, black, white, and gold for the Ravens!  After the decorative paint dries, it’s a good idea to add a coat of sealer to protect the design if you’re going to keep the pot outside.  Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe formula is waterproof, so it’s what we recommend.

Once the pot dried completely, our project wasn’t quite finished yet, and neither was our mess!


Remember, we had seeds to plant!  We got out the potting soil and the gardening tools, and Little Crafter took care of getting his seeds planted in his freshly painted pot.  Which, of course, meant he ended up with dirt all over the deck and all over himself.  All par for the course here in the Artsy Family…just another happy, messy day.


As you can see, we are no strangers to the idea that if it isn’t messy, it isn’t fun!  So, we were more than a little excited to have the opportunity to team up with Delta for their #HappiMess campaign!  Delta totally gets where we’re coming from; they know that living a full and fun life means there will be messes along the way…which is why they’ve developed kitchen and bath products and innovations to help transform things back to clean when necessary.

One of the smart ideas they came up with is called Touch2O Technology {Touch Two-oh}, which I can’t wait to try out in our kitchen!  Instead of trying to turn or pull a handle when your hands are messy or full, you can activate the water flow with just a tap anywhere on the faucet spout, hub, or handle.  Now we won’t be getting paint, glue, cookie dough, and goodness knows what else all over the faucet and making an even bigger mess while we’re trying to get clean!  Remember last week when I showed you three faucets on Facebook?  We chose our favorite and it should be arriving soon!  I’ll be sure to tell you all about it when it gets here and then you can see which one we picked, so stay tuned!


Delta also has a Temp2O Technology available on a variety of their handshowers, showerheads, and tub showers.  It’s a digital temperature display that features LED color indicators to signal different water temperature ranges, so you have the convenience and peace of mind of knowing how warm the water is before you or your children get into the tub.  Pretty awesome.  Where was this when LC was a baby?!

Now that I’ve shared one of our many #HappiMess stories, it’s your turn!  Delta is running a social media where you can share your own messy moments for a chance to win big!  All you have to do is share your #HappiMess moments on their website or Facebook page for a chance to win a Delta kitchen and bath prize package valued at more than $2,400.  Good luck!


“Why do people treat mess like it’s a bad thing? It’s actually the evidence of a life well lived. When you’re out there making, creating, doing and playing, embrace your #HappiMess and let Delta kitchen and bath innovations help clean up so you can do it all again tomorrow.”  Follow Delta on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube for #HappiMess inspirations.


Compensation was provided by Delta via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Delta.”

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  1. There is seriously no family alive that this faucet wouldn’t be awesome for- such a phenomenal idea! I know my boys are pretty happy when messiness with abandon is involved too 🙂

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