DIY Aged Pots with a Vintage Image

I enjoy gardening and all things vintage and this DIY Aged Pot with a Transfered Vintage Image project combines both of those loves.  Today I’m sharing how to age a flower pot with paint and then how to transfer a vintage image to it to get a one-of-a kind flower pot to enjoy in your home.  

DIY Aged Pots with a Vintage Image - Make a flower pot look aged with this easy paint technique then add a vintage image for a one of a kind look.

Yield: A Clay Pot with a Transferred Image

DIY Aged Pots with a Transferred Vintage Image

DIY Aged Pots with a Transferred Vintage Image

Jazz up an ordinary clay pot by aging the pot and then adding a vintage image.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Flower Pot with Saucer
  • Paint
  • Printable Graphic
  • Tissue Paper
  • Tape
  • Mod Podge
  • Clear Spray Sealer


  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush


  1. Gather materials.
  2. Put a small amount of paint on the paintbrush and dab the brush on paper towels to remove most of the paint. Brush paint on the pot and saucer to create an aged, weathered effect.
  3. Tape a piece of tissue paper to a sheet of printer paper and print a graphic from your computer on the tissue paper.
  4. Peel tissue from printer paper and cut closely around the graphic.
  5. Brush a small amount of Mod Podge on the pot where the graphic will be applied. Apply image using your finger to smooth out any wrinkles. Brush Mod Podge over the graphic.
  6. After the Mod Podge dries, spray clear sealer on both the inside and outside of the pot to protect the image and paint.

How to Use an Aged Pot with a Vintage Image in Your Home

A DIY aged pot looks great holding a houseplant.

DIY Aged and Embellished Flower Pots - Learn how to make a flower pot look aged and also how to transfer and image to the pot to make it unique.

More Ways to Enjoy This Project

  • Decorated pots filled with pretty flowers would make a great centerpiece for a bridal or baby shower.
  • This craft is perfect for kids. Let them pick out their graphic, print it out, and have fun making their own pot to keep in their room.
  • Decorate pots with a school logo and use them for decorating a tailgate table at fall games.
  • Paint pots in a seasonal color, apply a seasonal graphic and fill with treats for a perfect hostess or neighbor gift.

DIY Aged and Embellished Flower Pots - Learn how to paint a pot to make it look aged and also how to transfer an image to the pot.


    1. Thanks, Debbie! I found that cutting close around the design was the key to using tissue paper. When I left too much showing, it looked terrible. Since it was tissue paper and applied with Mod Podge, it was super easy to remove and start over.


  1. Great idea for a series.I look forward to summer every year, for the warm, not the quiet. I’m glad you get a good long break. Your pot is really nice. I’m not a gardener because I can’t keep things alive. My mom is though. She would like this.

    1. Thanks, Kathleen! Your mom would enjoy a pot like this and it would be a fun project for you to do together the next time you visit her.


    1. Thanks, Marty! You’ve made great progress on your deck. I hope you can soon enjoy it.


    1. Thanks, Therese! You know that I am more than ready for summer! I plan to enjoy every single second of it.


    1. Thanks, Suzy. I’m really enjoying the boxwood topiaries and they should last a long time.


  2. I kick myself every time I see cute pots decorated like this with the graphics. so pretty and every one makes it so easy to do…but I have never done one. maybe this is the push that i need to do something like this.

  3. Paula, I know you are so happy to be on your summer break! I always lived for the summers when I was teaching! Love your cute pot and how you turned it into a topiary, too! I loved all your ideas of how you could decorate pots and they would make great gifts. Pinning and sharing!

  4. Beautiful Paula – I love the aged look on these pots and the graphic combined with my fave – boxwood! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday! Pinned and tweeted!

    1. I taped the tissue paper on all of the edges and it worked fine. I was worried that I would clog it up and ruin it!


  5. What a cute little flower pot! The graphic add so much to it! Great job!

  6. Paula, this is brilliant! I think you know I’ve made “aged” looking pots, but I’ve never thought of adding an image. This little pot is just adorable, and you were so smart to make two for your topiaries! I’m pinning this!

  7. Paula,
    Your aged flower pot is charming and I love the vintage look. I would have never thought to print on tissue paper, as my printer would gobble it up. I’ll have to give this a try, because I have a few aged pots around the house but none with a tissue paper graphic.

  8. I’m new to following your blog. I love your blog you are one talented lady. I learned of your cancer today. I’m so sorry will keep you in my prayers.

    1. Thank you so much for praying for me, Judy. I thought I was one of the healthiest people in town on the morning of January 13, 2017. That evening I found out I was riddled with cancer. I’m so very grateful to modern medicine because without it, I wouldn’t be here. I also am so grateful to everyone who is praying for me and sending me good vibes. I am glad that you are following along with my blog!

  9. Paula, I really love the look of this pot! It is so pretty and looks easy to re-create! I am craft-challenged so I need things that are not complicated. I think I could do this! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Hugs!

  10. A really wonderfull idea. Easy to make and itΒ΄s looks amazing. I can imagine a lot of pots with vintage design. Thank you for inspiration. Simona

    1. I would love it if you would share this project in your next newsletter! That is so kind of you!


    1. Thank you, Liberty! I so much appreciate your prayers and your friendship. I’m glad that we connected through blogging!


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  12. Super cute planter pot for Spring flowers. Thank you for sharing. I love vintage and rustic containers in my garden and home.

  13. I’ve gotten into vintage things lately. (Is that because I am so vintage??)

    I love this pot! Making one of these is a great way to anticipate the arrival of spring and warmer weather!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at our Party in Your PJs link party.

  14. Goodness gracious I thought I’d never get to the bottom so I could comment! Looks like these were popular! I loved it and am featuring it on the Farmhouse Friday Link Party tomorrow. Thanks for supporting us and linking up Paula. You are so appreciated!

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