Floral Decoupage DIY Spring Flower Pots (2024)

Create striking floral decoupage flower pots for vibrant and fun Spring decor. This easy and budget friendly craft can be customized for any season.

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Are you dreaming of Spring?

Although here in the south our winter days are few, it's been dreary and raining for days! I was ready for a bright and colorful Spring craft and these floral flower pots are SO easy, you're gonna love this pretty DIY!

Keep reading as I show you how to decoupage flowerpots for Spring, as well as how I planted them with faux flowers 🌷🌿🌺 🌿🌸

Why you're going to love this easy Spring craft

  1. it's easy
  2. it uses inexpensive dollar store supplies and basic craft supplies
  3. it's easy to customize
  4. it will add a bright, colorful pop of Spring to your home!

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How to decoupage Spring flower pots

I used items from my stash, but I'll share shopping tips below for finding the supplies on the cheap! Hey, I'm on a budget too, and love to share inexpensive sources whenever possible! Amazon affiliate links included for your convenience.


* check your local Dollar Tree for small flower pots; they carry both terracotta pots as well as peat pots in packs of 3

** my favorite source for inexpensive paper napkins is HomeGoods, Marshalls and TJ Maxx; the smaller co*cktail napkins are perfect for this craft and you'll have lots leftover. Get together with your gal friends to share supplies, and check out my other decoupage projects below for other ideas!

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I found these pretty floral napkins years ago and decoupaged some wood craft eggs with them, you can see that craft here. I used just one napkin to decorate three small pots, the number you need will depend on the size of your pots and the decorative napkins you purchase.

So what to do with those leftover napkins?

  • use them for table decor to match your DIY
  • make custom candles
  • decoupage inexpensive dollar store chargers
  • upcycle a tarnished silver tray from the thrift store
  • recycle old ornaments or even pumpkins

I wasn't sure how the peat pot would do as I've never decoupaged one before, but I love how it turned out! The natural texture works really well with decoupage and any little wrinkles don't show up as much! In fact, the texture of the peat pot shows through the floral designs, and I really like all that yummy texture!

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Steps to decoupage flower pots

As you can see in the supplies list, I was using two terracotta pots that I had previously painted blue, as well as a peat pot that I had spray painted brown. I love recycling my supplies first before I purchase new.

Take a look at this picture, and then read the detailed steps and tips below.

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Step 1 - paint

Paint your pot to match the base color of the napkins (tissue paper is very thin and any base color will show through). You can't really go wrong with white, and I like chalk paint because it covers best. Two light coats is all I needed.

Step 2 - peel

Separate the ply from the napkin (paper napkins are usually 3 ply). You want just the ply with the design. Remember, it will be very thin so be careful you don't tear.

Step 3 - cut

Cut out the pieces of the design from the napkin that you want to use.

Step 4 - dry fit

Before gluing the pieces to your flower pot, do a dry fit to make sure you like how it looks

Step 5 - glue

Holding design piece in place, brush top with decoupage medium. Gently brush design flat, focusing on edges (some wrinkles are inevitable, especially when working on a rounded surface).

Continue with additional tissue pieces until you're happy with the look. Set pots aside to dry, or speed drying with a craft heat gunor even a blow dryer.

Additional tips

  • Don't be afraid to let some pieces slightly overlap the edges of the flower pot, it actually looks really good!
  • You can decoupage the entire pot, or focus on just one side (that's what I did)
  • Feel free to separate pieces of the design with your scissors
  • If you want to be able to shift your design once wet, add a thin layer of decoupage medium to the pot before adding design
  • Try not to overbrush the design with glue, once it's wet it's even more fragile and can easily tear.

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Keep reading to see how to add flowers to decorated Spring pots.

If you want to add some faux flowers to your decoupaged pots, here are the supplies I recommend:

  • Styrofoam balls
  • hot glue - optional
  • flower single stems (I used pink ranunculus from Hobby Lobby)
  • greenery - optional
  • moss

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Add a foam ball to each pot, hot gluing in place if it doesn't fit snugly. Push the flower stem and a small piece of greenery down into the foam (again, glue in place if it needs a little extra support).

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Top the foam ball with a little bit of moss to hide everything and give your Spring flower pots a finished look. I had way too much fun styling and photographing these sweet floral pots. Feel free to pin any images you'd like to save!

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Here are several ideas for styling your floral Spring flower pots ❤

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bringing beauty to the ordinary,

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Disclosure: I received complimentary product from Dixie Belle but my opinions are always my own!

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Can you decoupage plant pots? ›

Looking for a fun and easy project to spruce up your home décor? Try decoupaging Terra Cotta pots! You can use this technique to create beautiful containers for flowers, plants, or even just as unique desk organizers. Keep reading for instructions on how to get started.

How do you seal TerraCotta pots for decoupage? ›

  1. If you're painting a standard TerraCotta Pot, it's a good idea to put down a base coat of waterproof sealer on the inside and out! ...
  2. Separate the top layer of the napkin from the bottom. ...
  3. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge. ...
  4. Apply Mod Podge to the edges to secure.
  5. Repeat as many times as you'd like!
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Can you use Mod Podge on plant pots? ›

I painted a few of mine with acrylic paint, and then used plain old mod-podge to seal it.

Does Mod Podge dry on plastic? ›

Mod Podge Matte, Gloss,& Satin are the original, quick-drying formulas that dry clear, leaving a smooth durable finish. Use this decoupage glue to create so many decoupage projects on a variety of surfaces including wood, fabric, plastic, and canvas! Clean up is easy with Mod Podge!

Can you Mod Podge plastic containers? ›

It should work fine, and I think a light sanding would help it adhere better. i used to slap it on everything in my decoupage-obsessed high school days! that stuff works wonders. i use it as a glue on plastic layout embellishments sometimes, even.

What happens if you don't seal terracotta pots? ›

If you want them to hold liquids, yes, if you don't mind the liquid oozing out, no. Terracotta is porous even when fully fired. It is not intended to be non-porous of itself. If you want to prevent liquids passing into and through terracotta, then a sealing glaze is required.

Can you decoupage clay pots? ›

Now I will show you how to cover a clay pot completely with decoupage napkins. Start by pulling apart the napkins so you have just the top layer. Cut the napkin into 4 squares. Cover the garden pot with mod podge in sections and lightly place the napkin to the pot.

Can you put Mod Podge over clay? ›

One thing that makes clay projects beautiful is that glossy shine. With air dry clay, it isn't kiln fired, so after painting, it can look a bit… dull. Well, I have some good news for you – Mod Podge does the trick.

How do you make terracotta pots look vintage? ›

Using a sponge, paint the outside of your terracotta pot with a plain natural yoghurt. For an even more aged look, consider adding flecks of moss spores to the yoghurt. Cover in a clear plastic bag. Leave to stand in a cool, shady place in your garden for a few days to dry.

Do you have to seal terracotta pots before painting? ›

Sealing terracotta pots for painting is an optional step, and it's totally up to you if you want to do it. If you're painting terracotta pots for outdoor use, then using a clay pot sealer before painting them will help the paint last longer.

What can you use to decorate clay pots? ›

They are such a fun surface and you can use almost any craft supplies with terra cotta – paint, Mod Podge, glitter, ribbon, tape, and more. Not only that, but they are an inexpensive!

Is decoupage water resistant? ›

Decoupage is a glue-like substance that adheres the items to the surface of your craft project. And the glue also provides a protective barrier to the surface. Keep in mind, though, that decoupage itself is not waterproof. It is water resistant.

What can I use to decorate plant pots? ›

10 Creative DIY Pot Designs
  1. Take some white spray paint and cover all your planters. ...
  2. Take multi-colored ribbons and connect it together. ...
  3. Take green paint and gold ribbons. ...
  4. Take the foil and crumple it up. ...
  5. Take white lace pieces, long strips of medium thickness are best. ...
  6. Take large beads or decorative stones.

Can you decorate plastic plant pots? ›

'With the right prep and paint, you can paint plastic plant pots,' explains painting and decorating expert Joshua Evans at PriceYourJob.co.uk. So, instead of throwing these plastic pots in the bin, focus on giving them a new lease of life using either acrylic paint or spray paint.


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