Until the local nurseries open their doors for spring planting, my flower options are pretty much limited to the grocery store. Sure, we have florists in the area but they tend to get pricey, and since I like flowers in my house all the time I need to buy budget flowers. The only problem is … I don’t like their plastic pots with the paper wrapped around them. I solved that problem by transforming terra-cotta pots into beautiful decoupaged flower pots.
I wanted to bring a few spring blooms into the house but couldn’t bear to keep the flowers in their plastic pots. As long as I was in the floral section of the grocery store, I grabbed a few terra-cotta pots and saucers. They’re super cheap and I knew I could either paint or decoupage them.
I decided to decoupage them. With pretty paper napkins. I’ve seen this done with fabric, but I thought the paper napkins would be much easier to work with.
Here’s what I started with. Plain terra-cotta pots and paper napkins I found in the party aisle.
Working in sections, I brushed Mod Podge onto the terra-cotta pot, and then carefully pressed sections of napkin onto the pot. Wrinkles are good; they add a little character. Fold edges of the napkin under the bottom of the pot and to the inside. Carefully rub out air bubbles. Once the glue has dried, carefully brush a thin layer of Mod Podge over the napkin to protect the paper.
Let dry thoroughly before adding your flower or plant. I added a little raffia bow to this flower pot.
I repotted a purple hyacinth, a pink kalanchoe, and purple campanula.
Are you as ready for spring as I am? I noticed the daffodils are peeking up through the dirt out in the garden, and the crocuses will be in bloom in about 2 weeks. Soon!
At $2 apiece, I created custom decoupaged flower pots that I can use over and over. They look so much better than the cheap-o plastic pots and only took a few minutes to do. Give them a try! There are so many pretty paper napkins to use.
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