Decoupage has come a long way, with the advent of the many beautiful papers that are abundant in craft stores. I am partial to the natural look, so used a lovely rice paper with leaves embedded.
Method to make decoupaged flower pot
- First, prime a terracotta flower pot
- Rip up pieces of the rice paper. You can use whatever paper you would like, I like the way that the ripped edges of rice paper blend into each other
- Keep the straight edges to use on the top and bottom of the flower pot
- Using Mod Podge and a decent brush, brush a layer of the Mod Podge onto a small area of the pot. Lay a torn piece of paper on the wet Mod Podge. Brush on a thin coat of the Mod Podge over the paper.
- Continue layering Mod Podge and paper on the flower pot, making sure to line up the straight edges of the paper with the top and bottom of the pot, until the bottom of the pot is completely covered in paper.
- When the Mod Podge is dry, paint two coats of white paint on the flower pot rim
Be sure to seal the pot inside and outside, as the Mod Podge is not waterproof.
I love this method because it is so versatile – you can use so many types of paper and paint combinations. Also, it works well on plastic pots, too. The Mod Podge has no problem sticking to the plastic, as seen below:
And, they look great in hanging planters! and window sills, herb gardens, indoor gardens – they will fit in any where as a lovely accent.