What I love about mudcloth is that is has a free-drawn vibe about it, making it easy to recreate at home. It’s totally fine for the lines to be not completely straight! Mudcloth is a traditional method of dying fabric using mud and plant dyes from Mali. Its popularity has increased in western culture, with a flood of mudcloth fabrics and styles entering homewares. The high contrast and geometric style make it easy to recreate the look of, like we have with these mudcloth inspired planters.
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Paint markers are a great option for this DIY as they can mark almost any surface – plastic, ceramic, metal, terracotta or other. I used Pentel paint markers and they worked so well for this project! The method for this DIY is simple, use the paint markers to recreate tribal and mudcloth-style patterns on your pots. To help keep your lines and patterns straight, stick the tape around the pot as a guide for each row of pattern.
Use Google or Pinterest for some pattern ideas and mix and match them all you like – there’s no rules! I love how effective this DIY is to update a plain pot or add some tribal patterns into your decor.
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