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Easter Pots (Update: An April Fool’s Joke!!)


EDITED: This was just an April Fool’s Joke.

Not an actual project.

(scroll all the way down to see the joke revealed, or click here for the follow up the next day.)

Ready for a fresh new idea?

Somethings really fun, vibrant, and inviting for Easter?

Check out my new new Easter Pots.

The perfect and easy addition to your Easter cooking.

Ruffles, color, and flair……what could be better?

Get your hot glue gun out and attach the frill.

And how pretty they’ll look on the stove, cooking the perfect Easter dinner….

And don’t worry about placing your food in serving dishes, just transfer your food from the stove, right over to the table. So convenient and darling!

Scroll down for the full tutorial…

Did you notice that March has ended, and today is a new month?

April Fool’s!! (did I get ya?)

Hahaha……You gotta love the fire hazard up above, right?

I can only imagine that fabric getting caught on fire and ruining your whole Easter dinner. Blech!

And not to mention taking the crafting a little too far! :)

And no, I didn’t actually hot glue the ruffles to my pots. ((gasp))

If you’re looking for other hilarious projects for today……go on over to crafterhours for a fun collection of crafts. Perfect for today! (They’re all so clever….but keep scrolling down until you see my favorite, the girl’s dress into a man’s shirt. Ha!)

Hugs, kisses, and forgive me if you really wanted the tutorial for that. Sorry! ((wink, wink))

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Ashley says:

    Oh, I did Carly….and it was funny. I'm just making some changes on my blog and not all of the comments are showing up. They will slowly come back the blogger people tell me. I sure hope they do! :)

  2. Carly says:

    i don't know why you didn't get any comments on this but i thought it was hilarious haha :)

  3. meng says:

    ha ha love it.

  4. jhalverstadt007 says:

    I guess I'm the one that's going off the deep end because as I was reading and looking at the pictures I kept thinking how cute they were and that I would love to decorate my pots!! Then after reading all the coments I realized that I must be super sleep deprived (I have a 3 month old and 2 year old that no longer wants to sleep thru the night because of the baby) because the fire hazard and dripping hot glue didn't even dawn on me!!

  5. californialove3 says:

    lol. i was just thinking.. if i hot glue it then i couldnt take it off when i go to wash the pot. i didnt think of it being a fire hazzard! lol. good one.

  6. Ginny says:

    You got me!

  7. Nicole says:

    I blog stalk your site. I saw this and thought…um that is weird but I trust you and you ideas are so cute and I started to convience myself I could do something like that for my serving bowls…then I realized it was a joke!! lol LOVE IT!!

  8. Emily says:

    How sad is it that it didn't even dawn on me that ruffles would be a fire hazard?! :/

  9. Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage says:

    Sew fun!

  10. Rachel Barlow says:

    oh my…i was dying. I was like seriously….then i saw the april fools one! so funny! you're great! love your blog!

  11. Joel, Liana and Jaxon Brown says:

    HAHAHAHAHA! That was a good one! My thoughts were "How in the heck do you wash it with the fabric there?" And "what if its Christmas time and I really DONT WANT spring colors on my pots??? Then what?"
    Great Joke! You got me too!

  12. Elaine says:

    I so posted that as an Easter idea on my blog yesterday!!!!

  13. Esbe says:

    You are pretty funny…I saw the pictures yesterday and thought it was really odd…so I didn't finish reading…

    Now it's funny!

  14. Tiff says:

    I also didn't bother reading the tutorial at the end…for some reason hot gluing ruffles to my pans just wasn't very attractive :) I thought you were serious until today, haha!!

  15. Brenda says:

    You got Me! That was a good!
    Thanks for making me laugh!

  16. stacey says:

    As I read this yesterday my head kind of tilted to one side and I was squinting my eyes and kind of saying, "hmm?" The ruffles are darling, but maybe better on a little girl's dress than, say, on my gas stove. :) Hilarious!! I love that you tricked so many of us, good job!

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog for some yogurt and a spa-at-home set. Come check it out.

  17. M.L.J.C. says:

    It's a good thing you informed us today (April 2) that this post was a gag, because I seriously didn't even bother to scroll down to the "tutorial." I really thought you had gone a little crazy. :)

  18. Susan says:

    so…. I really thought…. Ashley, way to much time on your hands if you decide to hot glue things to your pots! haha! great one!

  19. Elizabeth says:

    I have loved, loved, loved your website over the past few months, but this one had me scratching my head. I thought maybe you had gone off the deep end. What a laugh! Thanks,

  20. Skitzo Leezra Studio says:

    Just when I was getting sick of the increasingly awful burlap wreaths I've been seeing all over the blog world lately, I found something new to test my disgust – your needless and stoopid decorations for Easter pots. Imagine my relief to learn it is a goof! Whew! Ya got me! Big time.
    Back to hatin' the burlap wreath foolishness,
    I am,
    Skitzo Leezra of
    Skitzo Leezra Studio

  21. ~Katie~ says:

    Good one! You nailed what I was thinking…a little TOO crafty and umm fire? :o)They are cute though.

  22. summerbummer says:

    haha.. I was totally thinking, "these are…. interesting.. Definitely not for me though." lol… loved it. great joke :)

  23. Sarah says:

    That's Great! Thanks for sharing. I'm also having a giveaway for a super cute and trendy diaper changing pad if your interested. Come check it out

  24. aubrey says:

    I was all worried that you had jumped the shark and I would have to remove your site from my list…well done!

  25. Tera says:

    This was the only thing that "got me" today.

    Well played!

  26. Ashley says:

    I have sat here and laughed and laughed at your comments. Perhaps i should do a May Fool's day and a June one too!!! That was so worth it…..and I love that some of you thought I was off my rocker, that the glue was getting to my brain, and that I had finally run out of ideas. Actually maybe there is some truth to those things, but hey, I'm still having fun!! :) Thanks for all being good sports!


  27. Melissa Coates says:

    I was going, "you've got to be kiding me!" Modge Podging shoes is one thing and very classic Ashley, but hotgluing FABRIC to cooking pots….you are hilarious!

  28. Carolyn says:

    Oh, good. I was going to keep my rude comment to myself about how weird that idea is. I'm glad it wasn't real! You're so funny.

  29. Real Life Reslers says:

    LoL! As I read, I was trying to think of a polite way to comment on this post without being dishonest!

  30. MiMi & JuJu says:

    i actually kind of liked this idea. i wonder if u could do something like this with another material that would burn up…

  31. MiMi & JuJu says:

    i actually kind of liked this idea. i wonder if u could do something like this with another material that would burn up…

  32. brandy says:

    LOL. I have loved all of your ideas…until this one. I thought, "Wow, she must be running low on new stuff." I wasn't diggin' it. Thanks for the laugh!

  33. Hillary says:

    Wow those are super ugly. Totally out of taste for you, you had me for a minute!!!

  34. Michelle says:

    Ahahahahaha, you had me!! I was think, "WHAT?! Is she crazy?!?!" LOL, good one! Glad there isn't an actual tutorial for that, it would be sad, lol.

  35. Lisa says:

    You got me! I actually just looked through a random catalog and they had washer and dryer covers/cozies with ruffles. Totally reminded me this! Unfortunately, the catalog was not a joke!

  36. Alida L. says:

    OH yeah, you got me! I have been on alert all day for April Fools jokes, but this one completely got me!

  37. Chaney says:

    All I could think was…the hot glue will melt when the pots and pans get hot…
    I have to admit I had a sigh of relief when I saw it was an April Fools joke!

  38. BECKY says:

    CRACKED me up. I've never doubted your coolness until this post. :) And then I saw April Fool's and almost died. Awesome! :)

  39. Katie says:

    Yeah, you had me. I was thinking "hmph…I usually like her taste so much…but that?? hm…"

  40. Coco loves vintage says:

    He-he :)

  41. Liz @ LivingMySweetLife says:

    this was hysterical! Thanks for the giggle (And i totally fell for it, I was ready to tell you that you were nuts!) Happy April!

  42. April in Autumn says:

    I decided to ignore the fact that you'd said to use them as stove pots and thought how nice it would look if it was threaded with elastic and went around a serving bowl.

    Obviously I'm not Ms. Safety Queen when my main thought was "Well, to each her own."

  43. Leslie L says:

    Totally got me!! Serves me right for not reading the whole post the first time!!!!! GREAT april fools!! Thanks for a good laugh!

  44. Erin's Blog says:

    I thought maybe you'd lost it. LOL! Glad to know it was just an April Fool's joke! lolol. I was reading that and thinking, "Omg, that's going to catch on fire!" lololol.

    Good one!!


  45. Amy says:

    As I was reading this, my eyes got big and I'm pretty sure I said WOW! out loud! I was thinking to myself "She usually has really great projects, but wow, not today!" Ha ha! Good joke! You got me!

  46. Anissa says:

    Right on! Perfect way to start my morning, thanks. :)

  47. PDCScarbroughpage says:

    Oh my goodness! Thank goodness this was a joke! I started thinking your crafting was adding some fuzziness to your brain! I was about to comment on the fire hazard- good thing I read on! I'll take my pots as they come, an decorate the table instead! Thanks for the joke~~ ! =)

  48. Lindsay says:

    You got me! I thought you were starting to lose your edge Ashley. Glad to know you're still with it!

  49. Care says:

    OH! OH!! OH!!! I have been a lurker for ages, but finally just made myself OFFICIAL — as your 6,000TH FOLLOWER!!

    You are amazing! 6,000!?! Does it ever make your head SPIN??

  50. Care says:

    Ha ha ha!! Good one; I love it!!

    Now, what could we REALLY use those cute ruffles on…..? :o)

  51. Lindsey says:

    You totally got me too! I was really surprised at how excited you were about an obviously terrible idea. I kept thinking about splattering grease getting all over those ruffles, and all kinds of fires from the gas stove.

    Very funny! :) Thanks for the laugh.

  52. Becca says:

    OMG I am so glad you were kidding about this. I was like "Man I usually love all her ideas, but this is a little whacky…."

    yup. you got me. I would never have done such a thing, but I thought YOU were serious about it. I'm so glad I didn't have to post on my blog that Make It and Love It went crazy. ;o) haha. Thanks for the good joke.

  53. Krystal says:

    You are so funny!

  54. angie says:

    You totally got me! For a moment I though you had lost it :) Loved it!

  55. Leanna says:

    So glad that was a joke! haha You got me good. I was thinking "man, she really is stretching for ideas now, isn't she." Good one!

  56. The crazy Shaw Family says:

    Thank you for letting this be a joke! I was thinking you may have lost your everlovin' mind! Too much craft glue!
    jk! Very cute!

  57. Andrea Hardman says:

    HAHAHA. I had one eyebrow raised durring this post. You're so funny. Plus the idea of reheated hot glue running down the pan while you boiled noodles. AAA. Kill me now.

  58. Jan says:

    I thought you'd clearly lost your mind! I'm going to link to this best April Fools idea.

  59. Anderson says:

    You got me. I was pretty appalled by the "get your glue gun" concept. Ack! The ruffles are pretty and all- but regardless of the fire hazard, the permanent-pot-decor idea was a little much for me. :) Good one. Happy April Fool's!

  60. jlk says:

    I thought you'd lost it for a minute! Very funny post.

  61. Lorie says:

    I have to admit that yours was the only one that actually got me. And sadly it wasn't even the first that I read! :X

    Happy April!

  62. Chad & Bonny Day says:

    That was hilarious..You should have seen the look on my face as I was reading this. I was like, Wow..she usually has the best Ideas…I was shocked you came up with this one and a little annoyed lol…I laughed when I read it was a joke..that was a good one!! They are cute though…lol

  63. Wendy Lady says:

    So glad that this was an April Fool's Day joke. I was wondering why on earth anyone would go to all the trouble to dress up their cookware!

  64. Nicole says:

    I actually thought you were suggesting the easter pots in place of baskets…which is really a good idea too…then you don't have to find another place for baskets.

  65. Letti says:

    lol I wa thinking you were using them as decorations on the table. Thanks for the early morning laugh.

  66. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    HAHAHA.. Oh my gah, I was sitting here thinking of what a DISASTER that could turn out to be! Glad to hear you're smarter than that! ;)
    You got me.. Happy April Fool's!

  67. Mauri says:

    Very funny! I was thinking you had fallen off your rocker there for a minute.

  68. Carly says:

    As I was reading this I was thinking "this girl has lost her mind!" Too funny!

  69. Lynette says:

    You got me! I was totally thinking…"um, i'm not sure I would hot glue that to my pots". Or "isn't that a fire hazard?". Great April Fools…but, i have to admit, i do think the pots are cute and springy…i really like the big ruffle! Just do it with elastic and add it to a bowl for a fun party.

    Happy April!

  70. The Gunter Family says:

    I was just remembering your joke from last April Fool's this morning and this STILL got me! I was thinking that it might work if you put it on the table, but not on the stove! :) haha…you got me again!

  71. MsBabyPlan says:

    I was thinking "Wonderful idea but maybe it is only for decoration, not for fire cooking." Good trick well done.

  72. Jenifer says:

    I just subscribed to your site this morning and this post made me a little leary…until I scrolled. I have a great appreciation for good humor!! Thanks for the giggle!
    PS – I'm loving your blog and your etsy shop! Very inspiring.

  73. crafterhours says:

    AWEsome! Um, can I really use this idea? It's actually pretty great :)

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