Chili Pepper Pot
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Chili Pepper Pot

Make one or more of these pots to decorate your table and hold napkins, silverware, or candy for a Cinco de Mayo or Fiesta Day celebration. The chili pepper designs are stamps, cut from a Loew-Cornell® compressed sponge.
Jean Kievlan for Loew-Cornell
Craft Time: 30 minutes
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Material List

  • Loew-Cornell® White Nylon Paintbrush, ¾ - inch Wash, Series 798, 1
  • Loew-Cornell® Brush Bin II, 1
  • Loew-Cornell® Compressed Sponges, 1 Pkg.
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint, Holly Green
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint, True Red
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint, Snow White
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint, Burnt Umber
  • DecoArt® Spray Sealer
  • 6 - inch or Larger Clay Pot, 1
  • Scissors
  • Paper Plate
  • Paper Towels

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Basecoat the entire pot with Snow White. Let dry. Add a second coat of Snow White to the pot, then let dry.

Step: 2

With the Chili Pepper Pattern as a guide, use a pair of scissors to cut chili pepper and chili pepper stem shapes from the compressed sponge.

Step: 3

Expand the compressed sponge shapes by dipping them in water.

Step: 4

Squeeze out the excess water, and then dab the sponge shape on a paper towel.

Step: 5

Squeeze small puddles of True Red and Burnt Umber paint onto the paper plate. Dip the chili pepper sponge shape in True Red. Dip one edge of the shape into Burnt Umber. Press the sponge ightly onto a paper plate to blend the colors.

Step: 6

Press the sponge onto the pot, using light pressure. Remove sponge shape, then reload with paint.

Step: 7

Dip the stem shape in Holly Green paint, the sponge the stems on the chili peppers. Let dry.

Step: 8

Float Holly Green on the upper rim and bottom edge of the pot. Let dry.

Step: 9

Seal the pot with DecoArt® Spray Sealer, if desired.

Step: 10

Use pot to hold napkins, silverware, candy or a plant.


Cut chili pepper shapes from the compressed sponge. Refer to photo to complete project.