Wednesday, March 13

How to Decoupage a Terra Cotta Pot

How to Decoupage a Terra Cotta Pot
Make a Mod Squad Planter
Margot Potter for iLoveToCreate

Terra cotta pots are absurdly inexpensive and perfect for patio planting.  It's easy to dress them up with things you probably already have on hand.  Tissue paper and decoupage medium are the perfect materials to take a plain terra cotta pot from drab to fab in just a few quick steps.

You'll need a pot, a foam brush, scissors, some tissue paper cut into strips, Aleene's matte decoupage medium and Aleene's glossy spray acrylic sealer.  Brush on some medium, attach a strip working from the inside of the pot edge around the bottom of the pot.  Layer the strips on top of each other so you get some color play.  Gently press the tissue strips from the top to bottom, add medium on top and smooth with your finger tips.  Let the decoupage medium dry and then spray it with two layers of the sealer so it's water proof.  Add a plant and you can dress up a windowsill or a patio table top in a flash.  The best part, with a little help from iLoveToCreate, you can make this retrofabulous project for under $10.00!  


Unknown said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing:)

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

Nice Craft idea!

Margot Potter said...

Thank you! I had so much fun with this, I made two!

Michelle L. said...

Absurdly cute, Margot, I like how the terra cotta shines through a bit!

Margot Potter said...

Thanks, Michelle! I liked that too, gives it some dimension!

Anonymous said...

Terra cotta pots are absurdly expensive here, so I wonder whether I can use any plastic pots as I have loads of plastic yogurt pots that I would like to recycl and use

Thank you in advance...


Unknown said...

Hello Margot,

I am a writer for the SheKnows Home & Living page. Right now I am working on a few Outdoor & Gardening campaigns and would your stacked painted pots in "4 Ways to reuse terracotta pots"

Please let me know if you are interested and if so, will you send me the photo without a watermark? I will ensure that your photo is credited as well as your blog.

Thank you,
Jana Randall

Unknown said...

Great blog....looking forward to more of this.
David Rojas

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