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DIY Floral Decoupage Spring Flower Pots

Create your own unique spring flower pots with a fun and easy floral decoupage technique. This do-it-yourself project allows you to personalize your pots with beautiful flower designs that will brighten up any space. Simply gather your supplies, including flower images, mod podge, and clay pots, and get ready to unleash your creativity. Transform plain clay pots into stunning works of art by layering on delicate floral patterns. Whether you choose to use real flower images or opt for a more whimsical design, the possibilities are endless. These DIY floral decoupage spring flower pots make for a perfect weekend craft project that will add a touch of charm to your home or garden. Let your imagination run wild as you create one-of-a-kind pieces that will bring a burst of color and joy to your surroundings.

Supplies:

  • flower pots or 4" peat pots*
  • paint (I used this white chalk paint)
  • craft brushes (I used a foam brush and a small flat craft brush)
  • floral paper napkins
  • scissors
  • decoupage medium 
* check your local Dollar Tree for small flower pots; they carry both terracotta pots as well as peat pots in packs of 3

** my favorite source for inexpensive paper napkins is HomeGoods, Marshalls and TJ Maxx; the smaller cocktail napkins are perfect for this craft and you'll have lots leftover. Get together with your gal friends to share supplies, and check out my other decoupage projects below for other ideas!

I found these pretty floral napkins years ago and decoupaged some wood craft eggs with them. I used just one napkin to decorate three small pots, the number you need will depend on the size of your pots and the decorative napkins you purchase.

So what to do with those leftover napkins?

  • use them for table decor to match your DIY
  • make custom candles
  • decoupage inexpensive dollar store chargers
  • upcycle a tarnished silver tray from the thrift store
  • recycle old ornaments or even pumpkins
I wasn't sure how the peat pot would do as I've never decoupaged one before, but I love how it turned out! The natural texture works really well with decoupage and any little wrinkles don't show up as much! In fact, the texture of the peat pot shows through the floral designs, and I really like all that yummy texture!

Steps to decoupage flower pots

As you can see in the supplies list, I was using two terracotta pots that I had previously painted blue, as well as a peat pot that I had spray painted brown. I love recycling my supplies first before I purchase new.

Take a look at this picture, and then read the detailed steps and tips below.

Step 1 - paint

Paint your pot to match the base color of the napkins (tissue paper is very thin and any base color will show through). You can't really go wrong with white, and I like chalk paint because it covers best. Two light coats is all I needed.

Step 2 - peel

Separate the ply from the napkin (paper napkins are usually 3 ply). You want just the ply with the design. Remember, it will be very thin so be careful you don't tear.

Step 3 - cut

Cut out the pieces of the design from the napkin that you want to use.

Step 4 - dry fit

Before gluing the pieces to your flower pot, do a dry fit to make sure you like how it looks

Step 5 - glue

Holding design piece in place, brush top with decoupage medium. Gently brush design flat, focusing on edges (some wrinkles are inevitable, especially when working on a rounded surface).

Continue with additional tissue pieces until you're happy with the look. Set pots aside to dry, or speed drying with a craft heat gun or even a blow dryer.

Additional tips

  • Don't be afraid to let some pieces slightly overlap the edges of the flower pot, it actually looks really good!
  • You can decoupage the entire pot, or focus on just one side (that's what I did)
  • Feel free to separate pieces of the design with your scissors
  • If you want to be able to shift your design once wet, add a thin layer of decoupage medium to the pot before adding design
  • Try not to overbrush the design with glue, once it's wet it's even more fragile and can easily tear.

Keep reading to see how to add flowers to decorated Spring pots.

If you want to add some faux flowers to your decoupaged pots, here are the supplies I recommend:

  • Styrofoam balls
  • hot glue - optional
  • flower single stems (I used pink ranunculus from Hobby Lobby)
  • greenery - optional
  • moss

Add a foam ball to each pot, hot gluing in place if it doesn't fit snugly. Push the flower stem and a small piece of greenery down into the foam (again, glue in place if it needs a little extra support).

Top the foam ball with a little bit of moss to hide everything and give your Spring flower pots a finished look. I had way too much fun styling and photographing these sweet floral pots. Feel free to pin any images you'd like to save!


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