Turn plain-Jane clay pots into something special with a bit of paint, fabric, and Mod Podge Ultra. These beauties are so fun to make and easy to customize with your favorite designs and colors. Continue reading for all of the details!
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Supplies for Mod Podge Fabric Clay Pots
- Clay pot of any size
- Folk-Art Multi-Surface Paint
- Paint brushes and circle foam spouncers (for polka dot design)
- Fabric Shears
- Mod Podge Ultra Spray-On All-in-One Glue & Sealer (available at your favorite craft store)
To begin, paint the surface of the pot with the Folk-Art Multi-Surface using a paint brush. You can paint the entire pot in one solid color, or paint the rim and bottom part of the pot in contrasting colors. Whatever you like!
If desired, use a circle foam spouncer to create a polka-dot pattern as seen below. This adds a fun, funky touch to your finished project! Set the pot aside to allow the paint to dry completely.
Use the fabric shears to cut out any part of your fabric design that you want to use to embellish your pot.
And now, let me introduce you to the handiest new way to decoupage: Mod Podge Ultra! This awesome new Mod Podge product is an all-in-one glue and sealer. It sprays on (no brush required!) but it provides the same adhesion and finish as traditional Mod Podge. Available in two formulas (gloss and matte, which I’ve used for this project), Mod Podge Ultra is able to be used on a variety of surfaces and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. I can use my little pots for indoor plants now, and then move them outdoors for the warmer months!
I love that Mod Podge Ultra allows you to create decoupaged projects like my fabric clay pots without any visible brush strokes in the finished project. One important tip: Make sure to always clean up the nozzle of the bottles by rinsing with soapy water to ensure the bottle is ready for the next use.
Because Mod Podge Ultra is sprayed on, I found that elevating the pots before spraying was the best way to make sure the coverage was nice and even and didn’t pool around the bottom edge of the pots. I made my own “drying rack” out of rolled up pieces of foil.
Gently shake the bottle of Mod Podge ultra for about 15 seconds before spraying the surface of the pot evenly, keeping the nozzle about 6-8 inches from the surface of the pot until it’s wet.
Now, place one of the cut fabric pieces onto the dampened surface of the pot, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles with your fingers. The Mod Podge Ultra will magically adhere the fabric to the pots. So awesome! When you have placed all of your fabric pieces, set the project aside to dry for 4 hours or so before sealing with another coat of the Mod Podge Ultra spray. Allow this top coat to dry completely before putting your new creation to use.
I love how bright and cheery these pots are, and how easily they can be created with any combination of paint colors and fabrics!
I just love Mod Podge–there are so many awesome formulas to choose from in addition to the Mod Podge Ultra I’ve used today! Check out these other posts for even more Mod Podge inspiration.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.