How to Make Temporary Tattoo Plant Pots

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If you’ve been out and about of late, you may have noticed a slew of shiny, temporary tattoos adoring our high streets and festivals. Never one to miss out on a crafting opportunity, I decided to put my creative skills to the test to see what else these glitzy body stickers can do. These temporary tattoo plant pots are extremely easy to make and look really effective, with minimal effort – the perfect craft to get outdoors with this Summer.

Time to make : 30 minutes, plus drying time.

Suitable for : Beginners.

You Will Need

How to Make Temporary Tattoo Plant Pots #temporarytattoos #diy

How to Make

1. Paint your chosen acrylic onto your terracotta pot; it should be touch-dry after around 20 minutes. Add one or two more coats as needed, until the pot is completely covered, including the inside lip. Leave to dry.

How to Make Temporary Tattoo Plant Pots #temporarytattoos #diy

How to Make Temporary Tattoo Plant Pots #temporarytattoos #diy

Top Tip!…Try using spray primer as an undercoat to give a smooth and even finish and to make your acrylic colours really stand out.

How to Make Temporary Tattoo Plant Pots #temporarytattoos #diy

2. Cut around the jewellery tattoo/s of your choice, peel off the protective plastic film from the front and place it onto your pot. Take note! Once you have removed the film, the tattoo becomes partially adhesive; be careful in your placement as moving it at this stage can leave some of the tattoo behind.

How to Make Temporary Tattoo Plant Pots #temporarytattoos #diy

3. Use a damp sponge to dab the tattoo until the backing paper is soaked. Keep pressing the paper for up to 30 seconds to make sure that the tattoo has completely stuck to the pot, then carefully peel the backing paper off.

How to Make Temporary Tattoo Plant Pots #temporarytattoos #diy

4. Ta da!…

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A couple of pointers…

  1. If you plan to use these pots in the garden, I recommend that you seal them first with a couple of coats of Mod Podge to help protect your handiwork from the elements!
  2. Temporary tattoos are meant to be used on a flat surface – which means that you may get the occasional wrinkle or bump; just smooth them out carefully with your finger.

Top Tip!…Try using the tattoos directly on the terrecotta for a subtle, authentic effect.

How to Make Temporary Tattoo Plant Pots #temporarytattoos #diy

How to Make Temporary Tattoo Plant Pots #temporarytattoos #diy

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