Learn how to decoupage flower pots using napkins and Mod Podge! This easy craft adds beauty to your home decor. Also makes a great gift.
Skills Required: Beginner. I recommend having some experience with Mod Podge to decoupage terra cotta pots. Especially with napkins, given that they tear easily (though I have tips for you!).
When I first saw these pots I wondered what talented artist painted the flowers on the sides of these pots. Because my mom would love these!
Maybe it’s just my astigmatism, but I even saw texture from the paint in the flower petals. So I clicked through the post to learn more . . . and it was then that I discovered that these pots were decoupaged with napkins! Yes, decoupage flower pots, rather than a printed design. Wow.
Not only that, but they were decoupaged with napkins. I’m really impressed – they’re so beautiful. Mod Podging some terra cotta is definitely on the schedule this spring or summer; I would actually love to make these as gifts for people in addition to garden decor.
- Decorative napkins with patterns to cut out
- Terra cotta pots
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Chalk paint
- Clear plastic wrap
- Cut the shapes out from the napkin and separate layers, saving the top layer with the design. Set aside.
- Paint the clay pots using chalk paint. You don't need to completely cover the clay pot; allow the pot to stay a bit distressed looking. Let dry.
- Add Mod Podge to the pot in a thin layer and place the napkin on top. Use a piece of plastic wrap to smooth the napkin down gently with your fingers.
- Let dry and repeat with other napkin pieces and designs. Allow to dry.
- Seal the entire pot with a few coats of Mod Podge. Let dry for 24 hours before using.
- Separate the layers of the napkins with scotch tape if you're having difficulty
- If you're going to use these for plants that you'll water, you'll need to spray the inside with a sealer so that the water doesn't seep through the pot and ruin the design
Decoupage terra cotta pots at Place of My Taste