Mixed Media Flowerpot

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Mixed Media Flowerpot

This mixed media flowerpot project is a great one to do all year round but especially in the summertime.  It can be done using so many different colors of paint and decorative papers.  It is a great thing to make to keep for yourself or to give as a gift.  The Americana paints and Decou-Page were both sent to me from DecoArt to use in the creation of this masterpiece.  This post is sponsored by DecoArt but the ideas and opinions are my own.

Supplies and Materials Needed for Mixed Media Flower Pot

To get started, you will need the following materials.

Get your paints all ready to go on a large paper plate.


Start by painting your pot a variety of mixed up colors.   It is okay if the paints overlap.  Let this dry.

Add pieces of paper over your paint using Decou-Page.  You will need to put a coat under and over the paper.  Add pieces of washi tape too if desired.

Add a thick coat of Decou-Page over the entire surface.  Add buttons with glue.  You could add any embellishments of your choice.  I also added a hand-stamped piece of metal.

When it is dry, add soil and plant some flowers.  Ta Da!

Why Painting with Kids is a Good Idea

Painting with kids is so much more than a craft project or simple activity. It is a way for kids (of all ages really) do many very important things.  Here are some fabulous reasons to get kids painting.

  1. It helps them convey ideas and share.
  2. Painting gives kids an opportunity to express emotions — even ones that might be hiding deep inside.
  3. It uses several senses to paint and through that kids make connections.
  4. Exploring color, the process and the outcomes teaches cause and effect.
  5. When kids made handmade masterpieces, it boosts confidence.

Preparation Steps for Painting with Kids

One of the biggest factors in creating successful paint crafts with kids lies in the prep. Here are four things you can do to prepare for a great time crafting.

  1. Expect a little mess. Prep your area knowing that paint can spill, drip and splatter. Cover your work are with kraft paper before starting.
  2. Provide aprons for the kids. If you don’t want to but them, they can wear old adult sized shirts as aprons.
  3. Have paper towels nearby and ready if needed.
  4. Know the dry time of the project before starting.  If there are several steps, there might be a dry time involved. Have a puzzle or activity on hand to do during that in between time. You can grab free ones here on the blog.

Cheers to making things that create growth and joy!





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