How to Paint and Decoupage a Beach Themed Teapot
you can watch the DIY Video here: https://youtu.be/0WGmDYJIzK8
First let me say two things….I have had these napkins for years and I can’t find them anymore-so I am sorry that I couldn’t find them to put here on my post, (thought I did find several other beautiful napkins!) and the second thing is, I am only using this teapot for decorative purposes. For that reason I was happy to find this beat up one in the thrift store. It’s one of those items where someone probably wondered if they should donate it or not wondering what good it would be to someone-AND this turned out to be one of my favorite projects. I love most things to do with the sea having grown up frequenting the Jersey Shore way before it became world famous. Memories of my families on both sides, going to the shore. Parents would set up blankets, bring the coolers with lunches and drinks, the bags full of sunscreen and of course a radio. While the kids all ran into the ocean as if it was a candy store. Night’s were then spent on the boardwalk-I wasn’t one to go on the rides like most of my cousins but I did love to hang out with my Grandma Conlon. I loved both of my grandmothers, but this Grandma liked to play the machines where she would win toys and trinkets for all of us. There were 16 grandkids and we were just as happy with the toys that came out of the machines as we were with the toys that came from the toy store. She used to give me coins because I got very good at winning on those big glass machines that had the claws on them. I didn’t even care that I wasn’t winning something for me, I was making my Grandmother happy and that made me feel pretty special.
Hydrangeas and Butterflies
Even as a young child I always remembered seeing those canvas awnings around most of the homes along with large family sized porches…and hydrangeas. Maybe that’s another reason why hydrangeas are my favorite flower. The few times that I have seen the butterflies land on the hydrangeas I thought it was magical somehow. It was certainly pretty and I was born with that artistic leaning- so I was very drawn to the flowers and the butterflies, still am. That’s how our beach inspired teapot was created. I was missing the shore. I found the teapot in the thrift store and knew I could make it pretty again.
In the video I used Annie Sloan chalk paints. Her paints are not that easy to find. I have used the paints listed below to do other ocean themed projects and they’re a nice substitute. The video was made a while ago so I’ve learned from people’s comments that they can’t just run right out to buy the Annie Sloan paint. If you have it, great, but if not, I’ve supplied the links to the colors you’ll need to complete this project. Don’t forget, you can buy anything that you like while you’re on Amazon, you don’t have to sign out after buying what you need for this project. You can get what you need/want, then continue to shop for everything else you’re looking for.
Have fun friends!
Here’s the supply list.
Small Curved scissors http://amzn.to/2hLXCza
Mica Flakes * Mother of Pearl http://amzn.to/2vGlb21
craft sand http://amzn.to/2vkIcXv
Elmers Glue http://amzn.to/2vnExGt
Coarse Glitter * Martha Stewart http://amzn.to/2vkqkM1 Triple Thick clear Top Coat http://amzn.to/2vkDJUp
craft pearls Ivory and white http://amzn.to/2vkMDBz
aprox 50 seashells asst size and shapes http://amzn.to/2vkMKNv
Glacier Colored Chalk paint http://amzn.to/2fuhuWy
Pouncer Sponge brush http://amzn.to/2vnXwRe
Professional Splatter Brush http://amzn.to/2vQ9OoH
Napkin Decoupage Glue http://amzn.to/2hLILVa
Shades of Indigo Butterfly napkins http://amzn.to/2uHZMRp
Caspari Dayrol butterfly napkins http://amzn.to/2uHq1aA
Aporia Butterfly *and flower napkin http://amzn.to/2vkEexG
Hydrangea Napkins http://amzn.to/2vkD2e2
Blush Hydrangea napkins http://amzn.to/2hLgq1t
Butterfly and Hydrangea Napkin http://amzn.to/2uqDyYZ