Decorative Planter
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Decorative Planter

Turn an old planter into the star if your patio! You can use paper in your favorite colors and designs. Courtesy of Plaid®
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • FolkArt® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Brush On - Burnt Umber and Light Blue
  • Mod Podge®- Matte
  • Planter
  • Coordinating Paper of Your Choice
  • Scissors
  • Tracing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Foam Brush
  • Fine Sandpaper

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Basecoat inside and bottom of planter Burnt Umber and float Light Blue. Let dry completely.


Step: 2

Using tracing paper, make a pattern piece for front/back


Step: 3

and sides of the top ¾ of the planter (we suggest making these slightly larger).


Step: 4

Following pattern pieces, cut a front, back and two sides from flower paper. Using a clean foam brush, apply Mod Podge to back of paper piece then position on planter surface, working slowly to remove air bubbles and wrinkles. Repeat to cover front, back and both sides, trimming paper pieces to meet at edges or slightly overlap. Refer to photo for flower paper placement.


Step: 5

Cut strips of striped paper to fit around bottom ¼ of planter. Repeat technique in step 3 to apply paper to planter.


Step: 6

Cut one large blue flower motif from paper; glue to center of planter as shown.


Step: 7

Apply one coat of Mod Podge over all of paper covered areas.Let dry.


Step: 8

Apply two additional coats, completely drying between each application.


Step: 9

Thoroughly wet sandpaper under running water then


Step: 10

squeeze out slightly. Using light pressure, sand entire decoupaged area of planter. Brush off dust then apply one final coat of Mod Podge. Let dry completely.



Refer to photo to complete project.

Follow manufacturer's directions for all products used.