Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Decoupaged Terra Cotta Pots and DIY Mod Podge {Guest Post}

Today we're very excited to have Olivia from (and a fellow Texan) guest posting for us! She is sharing an awesome DIY Mod Podge recipe (which is incredibly easy to make!), as well as some adorable Decoupage Terra Cotta Pots. We hope you enjoy her creative ideas as much as we do! Take it away, Olivia!

Spring is on my mind this month…and she must know because she’s been teasing me for the past 2 weeks here in Texas. We’ll have 1 gorgeous “spring” day followed by 3 days of miserable, wet, cold gloom. On the plus side, I’ve had more time to work on spring projects like this adorable spring wreath and also work on my spring cleaning.

Last week, I bought a bunch of terra cotta pots from Home Depot because I love to customize my potted plants. Plus, my almost 2-year-old will get a chance to help me this year. When I spotted some adorable vintage wallpaper panels at a local craft store, I knew I had to decoupage one of my pots and hang it in my macramé plant hanger.

One of my favorite decoupage tricks is to make my Mod Podge from scratch. Because, seriously, I cannot justify paying 10 dollars for a small tub. So I’ve included that in this little tutorial I was lucky enough to share with all of you this week. This also might come in handy when you’re decorating for Easter-decoupage eggs can be adorable. Enough of my blathering, here’s a Spring DIY 2-for-one project.

Things you’ll need:
terra cotta pot
Elmer’s glue
printed paper/fabric of your choice

1. Pour the entire container of glue into a cup or bowl. Fill the container up halfway with water and pour that into the bowl. Mix, and voila! You have your homemade Mod Podge.

2. Put the mixture into an airtight container so that you can use it again in the future. I used an old mason jar and decorated it with some stuff I had left over from Valentine’s Day.

3. Choose what you’d like to cover your pot with and gather your materials. I chose a vintage floral print “wallpaper” panel.

4. First, spray your pot with sealant. This will prevent your Mod Podge from getting sticky when you water your plant. Then, cut pieces of your paper (or fabric) into 1-2 inch sections. Cover the pot with Mod Podge and start pasting your pieces.

5. Don’t worry about the “foldover” pieces in the inner rim of the pot-it will all be covered up by dirt when you add your plant.

6. Find something to dry your pot with. I took the paper towel off of my paper towel holder and hung it to dry, upside down.

7. Pick a spring flower to plant! I chose a succulent because I prefer low-maintenance plants. Some other beautiful spring flowers I love are hyacinths, pansies, and tulips.

How adorable are these pots? We can't wait to make our own to "spring-ify" our homes! Thank you so much for sharing your fun craft with our readers today, Olivia. :)

Olivia Glendale is a 20-something year old mother of two, both under 2 years. When she’s not busy soothing tantrums and changing diapers, you can find her blogging with sass about home décor, organizing, and DIY projects at


  1. These are super cute!! What a great idea!

  2. What a great idea! These would make cute gifts or even look cute in my tiny apartment. Thank you for linking up at The Wednesday Roundup!

  3. Super cute project!!! I love your pots!!! Thanks for sharing this tutorial! Would love to have you visit my blog sometime :)
    Hope you have a wonderful day and week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  4. I love that your little one helped to make the pots with you! Seriously? That's all there is to making Modge Podge? Pinning and Making!

    I'm so excited to see your project on Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Thanks for linking up with us!

    ~ Ashley

  5. Cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing on Twirl & Take a Bow!!!

    - Brooke -

  6. Great idea! I've got some plain terra cotta pots I was going to paint, but this idea is much easier and faster! Thanks for sharing!