Decorate your garden with more than one Upcycled Decoupage Planter after following this tutorial. You can keep some of your beautiful plants stored in these intricate upcycled planters.
Would you like to create an Upcycled Decoupage Planter? You may want to learn how to decoupage. Instead of buying costly planters from different stores, you can make gorgeous versions at home using various materials, including modge podge, a men’s shirt, and a flowerpot that you might already have lying around the house. With a bit of creativity and some extra time, you can create multiple planters to spread out throughout your garden or backyard to create the perfect ambiance.
What You Will Need to Create the Upcycle Planter
If you would like to create an Upcycled Decoupage Planter, gather the following supplies to get started:
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- Men’s Shirt. You can use one from around the house or buy one from the local thrift store.
- Plastic or Terra Cotta Flower Pot. You can find these flower pots at the dollar store if you do not already have them.
- Scissors. Use a sharp pair of scissors to help with cutting.
- Mat and Ruler. You should have a mat and ruler to take measurements before you begin cutting.
- Mod Podge. Use mod podge or an alternative spray adhesive when creating your planter.
- Foam Brush. The foam brush is easy to work with and makes decorating the planter a lot simpler.
You might already have most or all of the supplies needed to create the Upcycled Planter if you are into gardening and arts and crafts.
- Men’s shirt (we found ours at a local thrift store)
- Plastic or terra cotta flowerpot
- Scissors and a ruler or a rotary cutter, a mat and ruler
- Mod podge and/or spray adhesive
- Foam brush
- Cut your shirt into sections. Cutaway the shirt pockets and put them aside. We saved the sleeves, buttons, and collars for future projects
- Cut the shirts into strips that measure 9 inches long by 1” wide. The number of strips you cut will depend on the size of your pot.
- Apply the mod podge in small sections on the flowerpot. Start on the inside lip of the pot and move down the side and stop under the bottom.
- Repeat the process until the pot is covered. Seal with a coat of mod podge and allow to dry completely.
- Trim any excess fabric from around the shirt pocket. Apply a coat of mod podge to the back of the pocket and place it on the flowerpot. DO NOT apply a coat of mod podge to the front! If you do, you will seal the pocket and then you cannot use it as a pocket.
Helpful Tips to Know When Making the Upcycled Planter
Mod podge is an excellent product to use when covering your flower pot in strips of fabric because it sticks well and works as both a glue and sealant to protect the integrity of the product. You may want to wear gloves to avoid getting any of the mod podge on your hands. If you do get it on your hands, you can wash it off with soap and water.
Remember, you can use any size flower pot that you would like when making an upcycled planter. However, if you are using a larger flower pot, you will need a larger shirt to ensure that you have enough fabric to cover the whole thing.
How to Care For Your Upcycled Decoupage
To protect your upcycled decoupage, you will want to make sure you have a proper sealer. When everything is said and done, adding a sealer to your decoupage will help it become weatherproof and ensure it lasts for a long time!
Can I Paint Over Decoupage?
Think about it, while this is the look of your decoupage now, there are always ways that you can change it later. You can easily paint over the decoupage. Just keep in mind that the paint will adopt the texture of whatever you are painting on top of. If you do not want to paint on top of it, then you will have to remove the decoupage paper.
When you decide to make this Upcycled Decoupage Planter, you are making a good choice. Not only is it simple to do, but it can be a lasting decor staple in your house for many years to come!