Add a touch of humor to your flower pots with this easy Cricut craft with a free SVG file. (I love getting a brand-name look for less!) Head over to Single Girl’s DIY for the full tutorial on these DIY Rae Dunn pots.
If you’re starting with a ceramic piece instead of terracotta, you can still create your own faux concrete planter. This tutorial from A Blue Nest uses only two shades of paint to completely transform a $5 thrift store item.
It’s amazing the effects you can get by using painting with objects of different textures. Take, for instance, these DIY shabby chic pots by Salvaged Living. She adds burlap fabric and wood stain for a unique color and texture combo.
For a more subtle effect, you can also opt to use very little paint with a technique called “dry brushing.” These dry brush painted pots from My Family Thyme have just enough color to create visual interest.
Who says you need terracotta pots for painting? These adorable kitty cat planters from Salty Canary have a whimsical touch and look great with her boho/vintage style decor. Head over to her tutorial to see what I mean!
How about getting the kids involved? These fingerprint flower pots from Crafts by Amanda make the perfect keepsake gift idea for spring! Plant seeds or flowers in your pots to give for Mother’s Day or for a birthday.
Notes on Painting Pots
Before you get to town painting your own pots, here are a few thoughts to keep in mind:
Will the pots stay indoors or outdoors? For outdoor use, you may want to consider using a clay pot sealer and/or varnish to protect them from the weather.
Do you want a shiny finish or matte finish? Some paints, like chalk paint, will have a matte (non-shiny) finish, while metallic paints will have a high-gloss sheen.
Do you want to spray, brush or draw? You’ll notice there are a variety of techniques used above. Spray paint is always an option for full coverage and a smooth finish, while a paintbrush may add more texture. These days, paint pens offer even more possibilities to add fine detail.
I hope you’ll enjoy trying some of the tutorials above to beautify your homes and enjoy your garden!
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