This simple and sweet tissue paper decoupaged pot is an easy craft for kids that focuses on process for the kids but the end product is adorable and infinitely usable. It makes it a great handmade gift for Mother's Day, a teacher gift, or just to spruce up the kitchen table or porch. My 4 year old was able to do pretty much the entire thing on her own with minimal direction from me. This is a great way to use up wrinkled tissue paper rescued from birthday gift bags!
It is an inexpensive craft too, which I love! If you already have these items on hand, in your stash it is free. Which is good because it is also fun to make so slightly addicting and you may find they want to make 2 or 3, or 5.
Tissue Paper Decoupage Flower Pot
You will need:
- 4″ or larger terracotta pot and sauce
- Tissue paper
- School glue
- Foam brush
Get them started:
1. Cover the work space well with newspaper or other paper to catch drips (there will be lots!)
2. We mixed about 2 Tbsp. of school glue with 2 tsp. of water. If more is needed, it is easy to mix up another batch.
3. Using a foam brush to liberally cover the pot in glue mixture on the outside and 2″-3″ down on the inside.
4. Have your child lay tissue paper over the pot and press into the glue firmly.
5. Flip the pot over and press the tissue paper inside the pot.
6. Trim excess tissue paper.
7. Brush the glue mixture on top of the paper.
8. Repeat the process with the saucer.
9. Let the pot and saucer dry completely – this will probably take about 2-3 hours.
10. Spray with 3-4 coats of clear sealant spray.
11. Once dry, tie on a pretty coordinating ribbon for a final touch.
12. Add soil and a succulent plant to the pot to finish your beautiful gift.
13. This pot and saucer set is best for indoors or under a covered porch.
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