Paper Mache Pot – Up cycled
Paper Mache Crafts
Well, just a quick one. The weather is grim and I’m climbing the walls so I wanted to fill some time and make something nice with our little one. So paper mache seemed like a fine thing to work on with her, but I wanted to create something useful that we can use for years to come.
With that in mind, I thought we could make a nice little novelty plant pot. so the brief was to look nice, not cost us anything. However, most importantly be possible for our 4-year-old to do most of it.
How we made it
A jar, paper, PVA and a plan.
A couple of layers newspaper to build up the roots and branches of the tree. then to cover it for a more realistic look.
Once the first layer was dry enough with went over and layed on some tissue paper to add some detail. Our little one loved this and the mess it made.
Once we had put on a couple of layers of tissue over the top, it was off to the radiator dry.
Once it was dry it was on to the paint. Our little one did the first coat then promptly lost interest. so I had the honour of finishing it off 😅. The first coat was orange, then dry brushed with a brown. A nice green grass was painted on around the bottom. Then it was finished off with a little detailing with a fine black permanent marker.
Overall I’m super pleased with how it came out. It we promptly filled with water and cutting of basil was added that I’m hoping to get to root,and grow on.
Have you ever made anything from paper mache? I’d love to plan something else do when the weather is bad
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