Spring is the perfect time to make something pretty for your home. Let’s make a diy planter that is covered with the beauty of blooming spring branches! It’s so easy, you don’t have to be crafty to make these! Ready? Let’s create!
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Today is part of our STYLED + SET series celebrating spring. My blogging friends and I are sharing a spring craft, DIY or wreath! I’m so excited to share how to make a Torn Tissue Planter!
As part of this spring series, we shared pretty printables. You can see my SPRING PRINTABLE COLLECTION HERE.
Thank you to Lory at Designthusiam for organizing this group!
So the natural progression from eggs to pumpkins was a terracotta pot!
I love cherry blossoms this time of year! So when I saw the cherry blossom cocktail napkins I knew I wanted to make a torn tissue planter with them!
Let’s make pretty torn tissue planters!
Here’s what you will need…
- terracotta pots and saucers
- white craft paint
- paintbrush and foam brush- see them HERE
- spring-inspired cocktail napkins- see mine HERE
- ModPodge- see it HERE
LITTLE TIPS THAT WILL HELP
These tips will help the process making this pretty planter easier…
- keep damp paper towels on hand for cleanup and to wrap the ModPodge paintbrush in so it won’t dry
- put a container of water near where you are working to keep paint brushes and foam brushes in for easy cleanup
- TEAR the patterns from the printed ply of the tissue for a softer edge
- use a bit of water on your finger and gently rub over the wet ModPodge to smooth out wrinkles
- not all the wrinkles will smooth out of the paper but it will look smooth once it is dry
- coordinate a planter with a saucer done in the same tissue design
HOW TO MAKE A TORN TISSUE PLANTER
Paint a terracotta pot and saucers with white paint. My pots were very thirsty and they took three coats of paint to cover them completely. But don’t worry they dry quickly!
Separate the ply of one of the napkins. There are usually 3 plys. Tearing a corner of the napkin can make it easier to separate.
Keep the printed ply and toss the others.
Tear the napkin into sections. I find tearing the napkins makes a softer edge than cutting the napkin.
Paint a bit of ModPodge onto the pot where you want to put the torn tissue. Lay the tissue on top of the ModPodge and using a bit more ModPodge on the paintbrush glue the tissue down to the pot. Be gently so the tissue does not tear.
I like to work in sections and then wait a bit until an area of the ModPodge dries before I continue so I don’t accidentally pull up the ModPodged tissue on the pot.
Keep working around the pot until you have a pattern you like.
Let completely dry. And finish the planter with one more coat of ModPodge.
Just think of all the fun possibilities!!!!
Just look at my favorite cocktail napkins to use for this easy spring project…
Now gather up the supplies and make some spring-inspired planters!
I thought you might also like my latest “wreath” I made for the front door this spring. It is a bit different but full of spring beauty!
Enjoy the pretty spring projects my friends are sharing…