It's easy to decoupage flower pots with home address numbers using fabric or paper.
This is a fun and creative way to display your home address on your front porch or anywhere you can see the flower pot from the street. We all know it's important to have your address in a prominent place especially so emergency vehicles can find you. We don't like to think about those things but you never know.
The decoupaged numbers on the red planter are a nice contrast and can be seen from the street. The project isn't a bit difficult but it is a little time consuming considering drying time for the paint and the decoupage. The planter is a repurposed bucket style table used to hold sewing supplies.
I painted the flower planter a bold red and sealed it with Mod Podge Outdoor Formula to protect it from the weather. The paint is Delta Ceramcoat and the color is regal red. Don’t you just love blue and red together. Since our front door is blue I selected the red for an over the top wow factor. Adding the address numbers was a stroke of genius. Patting myself on the back.
My inspiration for the project is this flower tower I spotted on Pinterest. I loved the tower but I found the bucket table and decided to use it instead. The home address on the flower pot was my main purpose for the project.
I found the bucket table at my local flea market/antique shop. It was a good buy at $12. My grandmother had one of these and she sewed and quilted all the time. I have several of her quilts and I am so proud to have them. I miss my grandmother. All the things you wish you had done after a loved one is no longer with you.
Now for the nitty-gritty. Once the table was all cleaned up with Simple Green I turned it upside down and started painting from the bottom up…or down.
I brushed on two coats of paint. Once the paint was dry I distress the table all over using a sanding block. Do you see all the dull rubbed areas where I distressed the paint? That goes away when the piece is sealed.
Instead of using wax I sealed the paint with Mod Podge Furniture Gloss .
Now, I didn’t want just plain old stenciled numbers on the flower container. The beautiful flower print fabric with red, turquoise, and yellow flowers was in my stash. Why not use it to make the address numbers? To make the numbers I turned the fabric to the back side, flipped the number stencils over, and outlined them with a pencil. Cutting them out was the hard part because the fabric is so soft and flexible. You could also do the decoupaged numbers using paper. Something with body like scrapbook paper.
I applied Mod Podge For Fabric (found on Amazon) to the numbers and adhered them to the table/planter. Did you know about the fabric formula from Mod Podge? There is also an antiquing formula, a glitter formula, a paper formula, and …..that’s all I can name off the top of my head. Who knew there were so many kinds of Mod Podge.
After the numbers dried I brushed a coat of the Mod Podge for Fabric over them. Once all of the Mod Podge was dry I covered the numbers with....
Mod Podge Outdoor.....yet another formula. This one can be used to protect projects in a covered or sheltered outdoor area. It is not waterproof. That works fine for me because my address planter will be sitting on my covered front porch.
I applied three coats of the outdoor formula allowing each coat to dry before applying the next coat.
Waiting on paint, Mod Podge, glue, or whatever to dry is the most time consuming part of any of my makeovers. I try to work on other things during the wait. On this project I went to the store and found the pretty red, white, and blue flowers for the pot. Makes the waiting easier and also keeps me from rushing the project.
Pretty. The furniture gloss formula really makes the red paint pop and the outdoor Mod Podge formula protects the planter from the weather.
The regal red address planter adds curb appeal plus it has our street address. Having your street address prominently displayed is a good idea. You want Publishers Clearing house to be able to find you.
You can see my reflection in the glass door in the photo above.
How To Decoupage Flower Pots With Home Address
Any questions or comments? As always thanks for being here, Kathy
Disclosure: I partnered with Plaid Crafts on this post. All words, project ideas and photographs are 100% my own.