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By Shantha | Bangalore, Karnataka

Difficulty Level Beginner

A quick DIY to decorate pots for the beautiful festival of Pongal. How about painting some chai matkas to serve hot chai with a Pongal Dish?

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

POTS FOR PONGAL - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Clean the surface of the pot/matka thoroughly.

STEP 2:-

POTS FOR PONGAL - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Apply a base paint of your choice. I have used Fevicryl Acrylic White and Fevicryl Acrylic Pearl Metallic colours- Blue and Pink to give the base coat for these Matkas. Allow the paint to dry.
Please note that since I intend to use these pots, I have not painted near the rim/mouth of the pots.

STEP 3:-

POTS FOR PONGAL - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Using Fevicryl 3D outliner cones, enhance the beauty of the Matka with a simple design. Use a colour of your choice. Allow this to dry.

STEP 4:-

POTS FOR PONGAL - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Use Fevicryl Fabric Glue to stick stones and Embellishments.

STEP 5:-

POTS FOR PONGAL - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

You can Apply a coat of Varnish(Aquador varnish) just to the painted area if required.
I just love the way how the pots look when stacked one on top of the other!

STEP 6:-

POTS FOR PONGAL - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

You could also go ahead and paint a huge matka to serve your Pongal! After all its not just the taste, but also the presentation that needs to be appealing.
Happy Pongal!!

you will need

Fevicryl Sunflower Kit, Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Kit, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fevicryl 3D Cone Outliners Pearl Blue 305, Black 306, Fevicryl 3D Cone Pearl Metallic Gold 352, Fine Art Brush, Stones/ Embellishments