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Summer Flower Pot

Cheer up your home in the summer with decorative clay pots to keep your plants and flowers. You do not need to know how to paint to achieve such wonderful looks. This technique of decoupaging paper napkins is so fun and this project has an extra twist with the cracking medium. It gives the pots an extra antique look as if they are old and weathered. You can combine these two methods on just about any surface. Because you cannot control how the cracking medium will turn out, each pot will be unique.



Summer Flower Pot Craft

For this project you will need:

- 1 terracotta flower pot - your choice of size
- paper napkin or tissue with summer motif
- matching acrylic paint in a contrast color and in white
- cracking medium
- soft wide paintbrushes
- decoupage glue


1. First you will base coat your pot in the dark contrast color. Here navy blue was chosen to match the napkin.
2. Once your pot is dry, paint a coat of cracking medium on just the under part of the pot. Leave the top border as is.
3. Here comes the fun part! Once the cracking medium is dry, take your wide soft paint brush and dip it into the white paint. Stroke in one direction over the cracking medium. Immediately you will notice the paint starting to crack. Do not stroke the paint over the same place twice or the effect will be ruined. Continue until the section if covered and put aside to dry. 
4. Once the paint is dry, you can continue with the decoupage techinque. Tear the paper napkin edges so that they are soft and natural. A straight line does not look well. Remove all but the top layer of the tissue or napkin and follow the tutorial below to continue adding your motif. You can cover the whole pot with the napkin (you will need to tear a few pieces) or maybe just use one motif and cover one spot. Experiment to get the look you like.

Illustrated Craft Tutorials:

Paper Napkin Applique

Paper Napkin Decoupage





A Selection of Summer Crafts

Picture Frame Decorated With Straws

Kitchen Canvas Picture

Sunflower Bookmarker

Antique Flower Pots

Altered Cookie Tin

Beautiful Votive with Glass Nuggets

Decoupage Utility Can

Tealight Lantern for the Summer

Patriotic Mosaic Coaster

Summer Flower Pot

Summer Flower Pot Craft



More Craft Themes:

Summer Crafts for Kids

Summer Paper Crafts

Summer General Crafts

Summer Wood Crafts

Summer Textile Crafts

Birthday and Greeting Cards

Patriotic Crafts

Maritime Crafts

Summer Templates, Patterns and Coloring Book Pages





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