Linda Peterson shares how to make a vintage look decoupaged clay pot with a bird theme. Featured on Creative Life TV.
Watch Linda’s super cool Birds and Bloom Flower Pot YouTube video tutorial!
4” clay pot – or size of choice
Decorative paper of choice (neutral color and background or use newsprint)
Collage image(s) (a bird motif was used in this project – courtesy of Graphicsfairy.com)
Aleene’s Collage Pauge Glossy
Black acrylic paint
|CLICK HERE FOR THE PRINTABLE BIRD PATTERNNOTE: We have found that clay pots vary too much to provide an exact pattern for the pot. Your choices are: 1) tear or cut background paper into strips and decoupage onto clay pot, or 2) lay your clay pot onto its side onto plain piece of paper. Roll it from side to side to be sure that your paper is large enough to hold the entire pattern. If you are using a rimmed clay pot, as you roll the clay pot, use a pencil to trace along the bottom edge and below the rim. Your finished pattern design should be an arched pattern. Note: an unrimmed clay pot is much easier to trace a pattern from. Hope this helps!
Paint rim and under rim with acrylic paint. Allow to dry.
Apply decoupage medium to paper and clay pot. Apply paper, smoothing edges. Allow to dry. Cut out decorative image and decoupage onto front of clay pot. Allow to dry.
Sand paint in random areas around the rim.
Apply decoupage medium to entire pot to seal and make water resistant.