Add a dose of cheer to your spring decor with these colorful pot painting ideas that are decoupaged with pretty scrapbook paper.
Hi there friends, it’s Lydi back from Lydi Out Loud and I’m embracing all things spring over here! I love decorating with fun planters and bright spring colors after a cold, dark winter, don’t you? I fell in love with this cheerful plaid paper from the Darice Garden Party cardstock pack when I used it for my Easter DIY decoupaged eggs so I decided it would make the perfect trim for some painted and decoupaged paper mâché pots. These spring pot painting ideas are super easy and bring a beautiful jolt of spring cheer into your decor.
- Darice 3″ x 3″ Paper Mache Pot
- Darice Patterned Cardstock
- Darice Foam Brush
- Craft Paint (I used Americana Acrylic paint in Green Tree)
Paint pots with 2 thin coats of craft paint with a foam brush. *Thin coats of paint are key when painting paper mâché. Since it is paper, if the paint is too thick or wet, the paper mâché will bubble underneath and you won’t get a smooth surface.
Apply a thin coat of decoupage to the rim of the planter and to the back of the cardstock strip. Wrap around the planter rim and smooth out any bubbles. Apply a thin coat of decoupage on top of the strip. Allow to dry and repeat twice, allowing to dry for 15 – 20 minutes between coats.
I filled my paper mâché pots with Spanish moss and faux succulents. They would also be darling storage for paint brushes, pens or makeup brushes!
Have you started any spring crafting yet? If you’re a fan of planters and pots like me, you can also check out this Tiered DIY Planter and this DIY Spring Decor Planter Box for some more spring inspiration.
Happy Spring and I’ll see you next time!
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Lydia is the creator of Lydi Out Loud, a lifestyle blog where she shares her passions in crafting, DIY, cooking and entertaining. She is a wife, fur baby mama and lover of paint, glue guns, vinyl and peanut butter. Lydia has been featured in Somerset Home magazine, GoodHousekeeping.com, CountryLiving.com and Buzz Feed.