A few years back I decoupaged terra cotta pot with stripes of colorful tissue paper. I loved how it came out, until a few months later. Terra cotta is a porous medium, and sealing it meant that the moisture seeping through the clay after I watered the plant was trapped. My pretty pot turned into a moldy mess and that made me a sad crafty camper. Lesson learned. Still, I loved this DIY and kept thinking about trying an alternate approach. (Disclosure: I was provided with some of the products used in this post, but I was not compensated. All ideas and opinions are my own.)
On a recent trip to Target, I found a simple unfinished wooden flowerpot and decided to try this project again. This time, no worries about seeping moisture. You could use this to hold faux flowers, pens and pencils, paint brushes, kitchen utensils, or slide in a second pot or a plastic liner and add a real plant. Succulents would be great here since they don’t need a lot of water. This technique is so easy and fun, even kids can do it. All you need is tissue paper, Mod Podge, and a foam brush. Best of all, the total cost of this project is under ten dollars!
Here’s how to make your own Mod Mod Podge Vase in just a few simple steps.
You Will Need: (These are affiliate links, if you click on a link and make a purchase we get a small percentage of the sale. That’s how we keep our craft closet stocked, folks!)
Handmade Modern Wood Flower Pot from Target
Multi-Colored Tissue Paper
Mod Podge Matte Finish
FolkArt Paint in Lemon Custard
FolkArt Paint Brush
FolkArt Foam Brush
My vase was already sanded, but if it isn’t, give it a sanding to smooth the surface.
Tape off edge of pot with painter’s tape.
Paint edge and interior of pot with two coats of yellow.
Let this dry.
Cut tissue paper into random width strips, they should be longer than the pot.
Paint a medium layer of Mod Podge onto the pot, working one strip at a time. Use the straight edge of the tissue to line up to the top edge. Smooth strip as you work from top to bottom with more Mod Podge on a foam brush. Keep your finger on the bottom of the strip as you work your way down, this will keep the strip from slipping as you apply your Mod Podge.
Repeat adding Mod Podge, overlapping your strips, and smoothing with the foam brush to avoid wrinkles or bubbles. As you work, stop to cut off excess strip from the bottom of the vase using scissors.
Keep working overlapping strips as you please and make your way around the entire vase.
Let this dry, then add a second coat of Mod Podge. (Once this is dry, you can add a spray sealer if you want to make it water resistant.)
Be patient, there are sometimes little bubbles that form as this dries, they will go away. Trust me.
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How fun is this?
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