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The Swedish designer Stig Lindberg created a classic pattern called “Berså” (arbor) in the 1960s. Tableware with the green and black Berså leaves are extremely popular in Sweden and cost quite a lot of money.
Thankfully, I’m a DIY:er and there’s always a cheaper and smarter way to create your own versions! (Step by step tutorial further down in this post).
The solution turned out to be napkins and decoupage technique. I decided to put the Stig Lindberg leaves on a plant pot, but you could of course choose something else as well.
Here’s how you do it:
DIY LEAF DECOUPAGE PLANT POT TUTORIAL (BERSÅ BY STIG LINDBERG)
White plant pot, napkins with leaf pattern (I used a pattern called Berså by Swedish Designer Stig Lindberg), scissors, decoupage glue and small brush.
- Gather your supplies.
- Cut out leaves from napkin.
- Remove the bottommost napkin layers.
- Decide where you want to put the leaves.
- Apply a thin decoupage glue layer on a small area of the plant pot. Attach one end of the napkin leaves and carefully even out bubbles with your fingertips. Repeat a small step at a time until the entire leaf is attached. Let dry and apply one or two coats of decoupage glue on top of the leaves for a more durable result
- Put a plant in your gorgeous, finished plant pot!