Use tissue paper and Mod Podge to upgrade plain planters into total stunners

Sure your succulents are cute, but what about your planters? Terra-cotta pots have a plain appearance and do little to beautify your indoor garden. Instead, take some tissue paper, and create a bunch of one-of-a-kind accents for your plant babies. Before you know it, you’ll have plenty of striking planters for yourself and a few to give to your loved ones.
These planters are a snap to make and have limitless customization options. This project uses yellow tissue paper, a plain hole punch and thin strips to make the planter designs, but you can choose any color paper and shape punch that you like. Just be sure to use tissue paper that isn’t wrinkled when using a shape punch, or else your designs won’t look pretty and professional once complete.
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Materials
- Tissue paper
- Scissors
- Hole punch
- Small white planters, 3
- Mod Podge Dishwasher-Safe Gloss
- Paintbrush
- Scissors
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Instructions
1. Cut out a long strip of tissue paper on your work surface. Fold the end of the strip to make a square. Continue folding the paper until you have several layers of paper.
2. Punch circles out of the paper with a hole punch. You’ll want a few dozen circles to decorate the planter with.
3. Paint the surface of the planter with Mod Podge. Place the paper circles on the Mod Podge to create a polka dot pattern. Paint over the circles with more Mod Podge. Allow it to dry.
4. For the second planter, cut out a strip of paper that’s about 1/2 inch wide. Paint a stripe around the middle of the planter with Mod Podge. Place the paper strip over the Mod Podge. Trim and glue down the end of the strip. Paint over the stripe with more Mod Podge. Allow it to dry.
5. For the third planter, cut out five thin strips of paper. Paint a vertical line on the planter with Mod Podge. Place the paper strip over the Mod Podge. Trim and glue down the ends of the strip. Paint over the stripe with more Mod Podge. Repeat with the other strips, evenly spacing them around the planter. Allow it to dry.
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