A decorative teapot is a great home accessory that can have many other uses. This animal print teapot project not only looks very chic when finished, but can be used to hold flowers, candles, or other small objects in your living space.
For this project, you will need:
– One plain glass or ceramic teapot with removable lid (available at home goods stores or craft supply shops)
– Mild dishwashing soap
– Paper towels
– Medium or fine grit sandpaper
– Tack cloth or other soft cloth
– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer in All-Purpose White
– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Satin Brown Boots
– Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Finishing Spray
– Giraffe print tissue paper
– Zebra print tissue paper
– Leopard print tissue paper
– Mod Podge or other decoupage medium
– Sponge brush
– Craft knife
– Self healing mat
– Newspaper and/or a large drop cloth
Cover the space in which you will be crafting your animal print teapot with sheets of old newspaper and/or a large drop cloth. Wash the plain glass or ceramic teapot and removable lid with hot soapy water. Rinse well, dry with paper towels, and allow the items to air dry overnight to remove any remaining moisture.
Carefully sand the outside of the teapot and lid with medium or fine grit sandpaper. (Do not use to much pressure, as it can crack the glass. Instead, aim to “scuff” the outside versus sand it down.) Spray the outside of the glass with a primer, such as Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer in All-Purpose White. Let the primer dry for a couple hours before painting the teapot and lid with Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Satin Brown Boots. Wait an hour, apply a second coat of brown paint to the glass, and then dry overnight.
Lay pieces of giraffe, leopard, and zebra print tissue paper onto a self healing mat. With a ruler and pencil, create one inch squares on the paper. Cut out each of the squares with a craft knife. Apply a moderate amount of Mod Podge or other decoupage medium to the back of one square. Adhere the square to the side of the painted teapot. Smooth the tissue paper with your fingertips to avoid any wrinkling and/or bubbling. Repeat the gluing process with the remaining squares, slightly overlapping each other. Keep gluing on tissue paper until the entire teapot is covered. Leave the lid without any tissue paper attachments. Dry overnight.
Spray the entire project with Krylon Crystal Clear Acryli Finishing Spray. Dry completely before hand washing the teapot and enjoying your new creation.