To get inspiration I always browse through etsy.com to see what's new. For awhile everyone was doing these birds on a branch as wall decals. And I LOVED it, but the look doesn't really go with my current home decor. So I painted these flower pots instead!I found an image that I liked at art.com, converted it to black and white, resized to the desired size to fit my pots and printed. Now I know you are thinking, why didn't she just free hand paint. And that would have been so much easier. I'm not an artist, I can't even paint stick people. So I created this stencil and it worked awesome. I colored chalk on the back of my printed stencil, taped it to my pot, traced over the image leaving the chalk outline on the pot. For these pots I traced over the chalk lines with a black pen and then started painting. I used acrylic paint and then sealed the pots in a semi-gloss. Heidi and I water our flowers every day. My most favorite time of day!