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Decorative Pots

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By Jaya Ramesh, Oman [ Published Date: September 9, 2006 ]

Decorated clay Pots can be used as flower vase, table lamp stand or just as a show piece that can take any spot in your house.

Materials Required

Unglazed earthen or clay pot.
One box M-Seal (available in Hardware shops).
Sand paper.
Primer Paint.
Oil Paint (As an alternative Car Paint or acrylic paint can be used).
Fevicryl Colours of your choice.


1. Select a pot of any shape.  Polish the exterior with sand paper for about half an hour, till the outer surface of the pot is smooth. (I must admit that when you do this, you realize the masonís job is not all that cool).

2. Brush off clay powder from the surface with a clean soft cloth.

3. Now apply Primer Paint all over the external surface evenly.  Allow it to dry well.

4. After it has dried completely, draw any design you like with a pencil.

5. Now take the M-Seal and cut off equal portions of the contents (2 packets in a box). Mix both the portions and roll it like a dough.

6. Apply talcum powder on your palms and then start working with the M-seal. Itís similar to working with clay.  Shape the M-seal clay according to the design.

7. Ensure that the leaves or petals are cut according to the shape.  Try to give a natural look by using a 3 D effect.

8. Apply fevicol on each part of the design and stick the M-seal shaped pieces on the design.  Smooth the surface of the pieces with talcum powder.

9. Paint the remaining area of the pot with oil paint or the alternative paint. Allow the pot to dry for a day or two.

10. Now paint the M-seal areas with Fevicryl colours (2 to 3 coats).  If you want to give the pot an earthy, antique look then choose colours like brown, dull gold and rust.  If you want your pot to look arty and modern use bright colours like red, green, orange and yellow.

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R.Mini, India :
really super
tanushree, India :
its very easy to make ,just wonderful
bhuvi, India :
very super
mrs . sameera zama, India :
very easy to make and beautiful to decorate the house...
PRATIM, India :
anu, India :
beautiful work
anjali, India :
easy to make useful for students in art n craft
SUNITA, India :
saagar , India :
I like the mordern design which is superb. I am going to try this. Can i do this without applying m seal?
neela, India :
the antique design is very going to try this.
suresh.s, India :
i like this
teja, India :
jaya its very cute. i pls give some ideas.
tharani, India :
the primer is in white colour ... i have painted it, can any1 tell me do we have to brush again with enamel black paint for the pot..pls advice
tharani,india, India :
its really neat work, am goin to try like this ..
naluja, Sri Lanka:
umashanthini, India :
yes! is pot is very easyily doing and useful for table attactivness. keep it up jaya.
The pot painting was very beautifull.
Komala, India :
Wow, its simply super..........
archana kumari , India :
nice pot painting.
Satyapriya, India :
Fantabulous! Extraordinarily stunning...Hope to see more of Java soon.
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