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A Simple Valentine’s Day Flower Pot with Cricut Stencils

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Since we’re in the season of love, I thought it was time to turn a plain terracotta pot into a cute Valentine’s Day flower pot. This is a fun gift idea for teachers, parents, or grandparents.

Valentines Day flower pots with colored hearts painted on it, filled with chocolates and with Valentine's Day candies surrounding it

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How to Make a Valentine’s Day Flower Pot

I was inspired to make this flower pot for Valentine’s Day based on the famous conversation hearts candy. To me, nothing says Valentine’s Day like a treat with lovey-dovey phrases written on them!

For this easy craft, you’ll only need a selection of colorful paints and Cricut decals. If you don’t own a Cricut, you can just buy store-bought heart stickers. We’ll be using a similar technique to my boho flower pots that had a reverse stencil.

Supplies for making Valentines Day flower pots, including terracotta flower pots and acrylic paints

Tips for Painting Flower Pots

  1. Seal it. Use this flower pot sealer if you plan to add a plant. It helps prevent any moisture from ruining the paint. I like to spray both the inside and outside of the pot. (I do notice a difference in quality when I don’t use this, but I opt not to use it on edible plants just as a precaution.)
  2. Use indoor/outdoor paint. For terracotta pots, always choose acrylic paints that are good for outdoor and multi-surface use.
  3. Paint multiple coats. Depending on the paint thickness, I suggest doing 2-3 coats of paint for the best coverage. You can follow the manufacturer’s directions for drying times or speed up the process with a heat gun or hairdryer.

Gift Ideas Using Flower Pots for Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day flower pot with colored hearts and filled with chocolate candies

What I love about this Valentine’s Day craft is that you can use it for either flowers or candy…or even just as home decor! I used these conversation chocolates to fill my planter, but here are a few other ideas for fillers.

There are so many great possibilities for customizing this DIY gift! Below are the full instructions. Don’t forget to pin it for later if you want to come back for the video and product sources.

Valentines Day flower pot with colored hearts painted on it, surrounded by conversation hearts candies

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Flower Pot

Author: firstdayofhome.com
Learn how to make a cute Valentines Day flower pot with colorful hearts that look like conversation candy. This easy craft makes a great DIY gift for teachers, parents, or grandparents.
Fill this terracotta pot with your choice of plant, cookies, or candy for the perfect Valentine's Day treat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Active Time 30 mins
Drying Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 35 mins
Project Type Arts & Crafts
Cost (US$)7
Yield 1 flower pot

Equipment

Supplies
 

Instructions
 

  • If desired, spray the inside and outside of the terracotta pot and saucer with Clay Pot sealer. Wait 24 hours before painting.
  • Using a Cricut machine, cut a series of small hearts (about a 1/2-inch in size for a 4-inch pot) onto removable vinyl. The color of vinyl doesn't matter, but you should use a dark color that will show through the top coat of paint, if possible.
  • As an alternative, you can use heart stickers for this step.
  • Paint colored spots on the outside of the flower pot, varying the color pattern. Each spot should roughly match the size of the sticker or Cricut decal that will cover it.
    Painting colored spots on terracotta flower pot
  • Let the paint dry for 1-2 hours (or per the manufacturer's instructions). You can also use a heat gun to speed up the drying process.
  • Once the paint has dried, apply a top coat of white paint all over the outside of the flower pot. You can also paint the inside of the saucer white to match. Wait 1-2 hours before applying additional coats of paint as needed.
  • Once the paint has dried, carefully remove the stickers to reveal the color underneath. You can use a weeding tool for this step if needed.
    Removing vinyl from flower pot to reveal color underneath
  • Add candies, cookies, plants, or any desired treat inside your flower pot for the perfect gift.
    Valentines Day flower pot covered in hearts of various pastel colors. The pot is filled with chocolate candies as a Valentine's Day gift and surrounded by conversation hearts candies.

Notes

For a simpler version of this project, first paint the entire pot white. Then, apply colored heart-shaped stickers or vinyl hearts cut with Cricut. You can seal the project with Mod Podge Outdoor to make it more weather-resistant if desired.
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