How to Decoupage a Terra Cotta Pot

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How to Decoupage a Terra Cotta Pot
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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!