Retro Patio Setting

Retro Patio Setting

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Duncan
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Additional Information



  • 2 Tulip Soft Fabric Paint Kits - Retro
  • 2 Bottles Tulip Soft Paint, Chocolate Matte
  • Tulip Dimensional Fashion Paint
  • Sparkles Sour Apple
  • Slick Brown
  • Slick Deep Turquoise
  • Aleene's Platinum Bond Industrial Strength Adhesives
  • Super Fabric Textile Adhesive
  • Director's chair cover, natural color
  • White fabric, 24" square
  • Plastic glasses
  • Metal vase, lime color
  • Terra cotta: 4" rose pot, 4" saucer
  • Tassels in color to match, optional
  • Disappearing marker
  • Brushes, 3/4" flat bristle
  • Scissors
  • Paper towels
  • Water bin
  • Foil for paint
  • Thick sponge, cut into 4" square
  • Blow dryer, optional



  1. Referring to photo for placement, use disappearing marker to draw designs on seat and back of chair cover.
  2. Squeeze a puddle of turquoise Soft Paint onto foil. Paint in center circles on both pieces using brush. Let dry.
  3. Paint lime around center. Paint brown on remaining areas. Let dry.
  4. Start flow of Sparkles paint on a paper towel using an even pressure on bottle for a smooth line. Outline lime sections on both pieces. Let dry.
  5. Place tassels on chair backs.


  1. Squeeze lime paint onto foil. Tap dry sponge into paint. Wipe color on fabric adding more paint as needed to cover surface, leaving some white showing through. Let dry.
  2. Draw design onto fabric using disappearing marker. Paint and outline following steps above. Let dry.
  3. Apply a thin bead of fabric adhesive to a back edge. Fold to create a finished edge around entire table cover.
  5. Paint saucer lime and rim of pot turquoise. Let dry before applying another coat, if needed. A blow dryer will speed this step.
  6. Referring to photo for placement, detail rim of pot with brown Slick dots. Let dry. Add sour apple Sparkles around dots. Let dry.
  7. Glue saucer to bottom of pot. Add candle. Note: Never leave a burning candle unattended.


  1. Apply deep turquoise dots to both pieces. Let dry.
  2. Add sour apple Sparkles around dots on glasses and brown Slick on vase. Let dry.
  3. Fill section between stripes on glasses with brown Slick.
  4. Pieces can be hand washed. Do not soak in water.