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Decoupaged Planter and Gift Bag

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
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Skill Level: Intermediate


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Burnt Umber 2 oz.
Item #462
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
Item #CS11218
Decoupage on fabric … why not? Simply use Fabric Mod Podge to apply paper prints or fabric swatches to wearables, totes, banners and more! An exciting new way to embellish your clothes and your home. As a sealer, machine washable in cold water, gentle cycle after 72 hours. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

Mod Podge ® Shimmer - Gold, 8 oz.
Item #CS11273
Add a touch of gold or silver without an extra step! New Shimmer Mod Podge provides the ease of original Mod Podge with an elegant metallic gold or silver finish. Perfect for wedding or holiday projects.

Other Supplies
Metal planter and container
Coordinating pink floral fabrics (One with smaller print and one with large flowers)
Brown ribbon with pink stripes 7/8 inch – 1 2/3 yards
Pink satin ribbon 7/8 inch – 1 ¼ yards
Yellow ribbon 5/8 inch – 18 inches
Green ribbon 3/8 inch – 14 inches
Pink ribbon 1/8 inch – 14 inches
Eyelets – 3/16 inch – 2
Chipboard (or thin cardboard)
Rubbing alcohol
Hot glue gun


  1. Clean containers with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Prepare fabric with Fabric Mod Podge as directed. Measure and cut out smaller print fabric to cover planter and container. Use Shimmer Mod Podge to glue fabric to planter and container.
  3. Use Fabric Mod Podge to glue brown ribbon to planter and container as shown.
  4. Using prepared larger floral fabric, cut out two large flowers and four smaller flowers.
  5. Use fabric cut-out flowers as templates to trace flowers onto chipboard or cardboard, fabric right side up. Cut flowers slightly larger than your traced line.
  6. Paint the edges of the flowers Burnt Umber. Allow to dry. 
  7. Use Fabric Mod Podge to glue fabric flowers to chipboard.
  8. Give the planter and container three coats of Shimmer Mod Podge and the cut out flowers two coats of Shimmer Mod Podge. Allow to dry between coats.
  9. Use hot glue to attach the two large flowers to the planter and two smaller flowers to the container as shown. Add rhinestones.
  10. Add eyelets to create two tags. Use 1/8 in pink ribbon to attach tags to containers. Add ribbons as shown.
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