How to Decorate Flower Pots

Do you love to buy decorated flower pots? Some of them can be quite expensive. You can now customize your own. There is no limit to your design. If you can print it, you can make it! *Imagination is all you need to create one of a kind flower pots within minutes.
(There are no messy glues or paints needed.)
For this project I used my laser printer, printer paper, terra cotta pots and a woodworker’s transfer tool.

* You can find the woodworker’s transfer tool on my blog.
That’s all you need to get started. Print out your design using your laser printer. Cut your picture down to size to fit your terra cotta pot. Now heat up your woodworker's transfer tool. (Be careful as it heats up pretty fast.)

I used a pot holder to keep the terra cotta pot from rolling while I transferred the image. Place the picture facing down on your terra cotta pot and start rubbing the round tip of your woodworker's transfer tool on the paper.

It's That Easy!!!
Watch my video to learn how to use the woodworker's transfer tool.

Here you can see the image is starting to appear on the pot. I just rubbed the woodworker's transfer tool back and forth on the paper. *The heat from the woodworker's transfer tool melts the toner off the paper. Pretty cool huh! The terra cotta pots inside can get quite warm while you’re working with the woodworker's transfer tool. Be careful not to touch in there while you’re transferring your image.
You can print in color or black and white. The terra cotta pots work well with either as you can see.
Learn more about using the woodworker's transfer tool by watching my video and stopping by my blog.
Dee - A Lapin Life
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  • V Valencia V Valencia on Jun 22, 2014
    Hello @Dee - A Lapin Life , I love these decorative pots. I am wondering if your woodworking transfer pen would work to transfer a print to a canvas?

    • Dee - A Lapin Life Dee - A Lapin Life on Jul 07, 2014
      VValencia Yesit will transfer! It just takes a little longer for the toner to melt off thepaper while you transfer your image to canvas.

  • V Valencia V Valencia on Jul 07, 2014
    Thank you @Dee - A Lapin Life, I appreciate your response. I will have to try this.