Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Need A Tissue...flower pot?

A great way to create custom flower pots is with tissue paper.
These were made using images found on the
 Graphics Fairy website.
 Once I found the images I wanted to use, I printed them out on tissue paper (the kind you would put in a gift bag).
Cut the tissue paper larger than a piece of printer paper, wrap it around the printer paper, and tape it to the back. It's kind of like wrapping a present. Then you are able to run it through your printer.
After I painted my pots white, I tore the image out and used ModPodge to adhere the image to the pot. Then I tore pieces of plain tissue paper and covered the entire pot to give it texture.
  The pots looked fine at this point but I wanted to antique them. 
I used brown acrylic paint and a damp rag and rubbed it onto the pots. This is one case where you want your wrinkles to show and the brown paint helps that happen.

I recently taught a class at the shop on how to make the tissue covered flower pots...

 I also taught the ladies how to make 
Spoon Plant Markers like these...

 I showed how to make these a couple of years ago.
If you missed it, you can learn how HERE.

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  1. I love the look of this so much! How do I print on tissue paper?

  2. This is so funny we did this back in the 70's( we used printed tissue paper. You can also use rice paper napkins. But a word of advice pain the inside of pot and coat with clear acrylic paint to seal. If you don't seal they will mildew in just a short while.

  3. Oh those pots are just stunning! I can't wait to try that. Nice project girl!

  4. What a cute idea! Pinning to my Crafts to Make Board.

  5. Thanks for sharing at the Shady Porch! I shared this great idea on my FB page today. Have a great weekend! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  6. This is brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing. I have tried many times to print on tissue paper with little to no success...I will have to try this out! :)

  7. So very pretty! The design is so vivid.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  8. So beautiful! What a great idea. I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing. Dragonflies are my favorite!

    Stopping by from SITS. Have a lovely weekend.

  9. Sooo dainty..So pretty I like it!

  10. These are so pretty! I would love it if you would share this at my Saturday Spotlight link party.

    Hope to see you there!

    Angels Homestead

  11. Your flower pots look nice indeed. I made them years ago using the top layer of paper napkins. The only problem with these flowerpots is that they soak up water and this will bleed after a while. I `sealed` my pots with varnish, just use it on the inside of the pot and the problem is solved. Kind regards from the Netherlands,

  12. Really cute Virgina! I like the texture of the tissue paper. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. These are so adorable. I like the tissue paper idea. It really gives the pots texture.
    I am your newest GFC.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  14. Oh so cute! The dragonfly pot is my favorite!

  15. They turned out so great! I'd love if you'd like up to The DIY'ers:

  16. Awsome idea!! Love htem!

  17. What a beautiful idea! The pots are gorgeous! Also love the spoons! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria

  18. Wow, these look amazing!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  19. I love the dragonfly pot! And those spoon plant markers are cool and cute! I'm pinning the spoons!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  20. What a fantastic idea!! I have seen tissue papered walls, but not on pots, I love it. Sharing at my party today!

  21. Very nice! I love the spoons! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

  22. As always you rocked this!!!! Love everything! : ) Sending tons of hugs!!!!

  23. I love both projects. If you have followed me for awhile you know I love using tissue paper for decoupage. Love the spoons especially. I'm so glad you joined us this week at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs


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