Decorating flower pots is a fun and rewarding activity for any age. Whether the pot will be used to hold plants or simply as a decorative item, there are plenty of creative ways to add vibrant and personal touches and images.
Painting Flower Pots
Painting flower pots is the most popular type of craft since it suits all skill levels. Experts recommend sanding down the surface before starting, as well as sealing the inside with polyurethane to protect the design from any water seepage or penetration. If the pot will be outside, use paints specifically made for outdoor use, such as Patio Paint, which works well with traditional terra cotta pots.
To showcase your work, use vibrant and saturated colors. Some creative ideas include using masking tape or painters tape to mark off sections and create a stripe pattern. Painting freehand designs, of course, is always an option as well. It is recommended to use 2 to 3 coats of paint to make your design last. Sponges can also be used to apply paint, as well as foam brushes, stamps, or stencils.
Decoupaging Flower Pots
Another popular method of decoration is decoupage, which uses decorative paper to piece onto the pot using an adhesive. Mod Podge is a popular, bestselling decoupage glue and found in most craft stores. Words, letters, or images from magazines, newspapers, or scrapbook sheets can be used to decorate pots. For example, a collage of letters to spell out the content of the pot is a nice way to add function to your design. This idea can also double as a lesson for young children learning to read or spell. Tissue paper is also another popular medium used in decoupage projects. Paper can be applied in strips, squares, or specific shapes (such as flower shapes) and layered onto the pot using the decoupage glue. Be sure to apply a final coat on top of the final design to seal and protect it.