Having a garden party or holding an event in your backyard? Make this fun Garden Party Pot to hold napkins and utensils in the centre of a table.
By Sue Warden
16" clay pot
1 package DecoArt Napkin Décor "Jardin" napkins
1 bottle DecoArt Clear Cote
Delta Ceramcoat acrylic paint:
– 1 bottle Hauser Light Green
– 1 bottle Hauser Medium Green
– 1 bottle Hauser Dark Green
– 1 bottle Delta Matte Interior Varnish
small foam paintbrush
disposable latex gloves
1. Cover your workspace well with a garbage bag. Place the clay pot upside down in the middle of the workspace.
2. Wearing latex gloves, dip the 2" paintbrush into the Hauser Dark Green paint. Remove the excess paint on paper towel. Holding the brush in one hand, use your index finger on your other hand to flick the paint from the brush onto the clay pot. This will give you a "webbed" appearance. Continue this step around the entire outside of the pot. Wash the paintbrush and blot it dry on paper towel.
3. Repeat step #2 using the Hauser Medium Green, and then the Hauser Light Green. Allow all paint to dry. Wash the paintbrush and blot it dry on paper towel.
4. Use the small foam paintbrush to apply one coat of the Clear Cote to the entire pot, inside and out. Allow the Clear Cote to dry. Wash the paintbrush and blot it dry on paper towel.
5. Using the scissors cut an orange tree motif from one of the Napkin Décor napkins, as well as all eight "Jardin" motifs from the same napkin. Remove two layers of napkin ply from the top design.
6. Using the small foam paintbrush, apply a light coat of the Clear Cote to the center of one side of the pot. Apply the orange tree and gently smooth the design in place. The top of the orange tree will extend up over the rim of the pot. Use extreme care when adhering the napkin design to avoid tearing.
7. Repeat the same process to adhere the eight "Jardin" motifs around the orange tree in a pleasing manner.
8. Use the small foam paintbrush to apply two coats of the Clear Cote to the entire pot, inside and out. Allow drying time between coats. Wash the paintbrush and blot it dry on paper towel.
9. Insert cutlery wrapped in the remaining beautiful "Jardin" napkins for your next garden party.