This is one of the simplest how-to’s that anyone can do whether you are a crafty queen or not, whether you have a green thumb or if maybe this touch of creativity is going to distract everyone from looking at your forlorn little browning plants.
These painted pots are so cute, easy to do and can be used indoors or out, and you can even walk on the wild side and use them for storing your bits and bobs instead of filling them with dirt.
I made these painted pots to give a little colour to our outdoor area. My girls also had a go at making their own and I realised that these would actually make a really nice gift for someone.
They are very personal, the plant in it would last longer than flowers (hopefully) and can be done quite frugally.
I actually bought some new terracotta pots for this project, at a dollar or two each I thought this was a little crafty splurge I could justify.
But you could also use whatever pots you have around your backyard (we did a black plastic pot too), just be sure to give them a good scrub first so you have a nice clean smooth surface to paint on.
Gather your supplies – some pots, a few different paints, a paint brush, painters masking tape and plants.
I painted one pot with a geometric sort of pattern by taping out some triangles on the top and bottom edge. I purposefully made them different sizes and off centre because perfectly imperfect is more pleasing to me.
I did a bottom up colour dip on another pot, painting the saucer and the bottom half of the pot in a lopsided dip. I free handed this but you could use tape if you want a really straight crisp edge.
The third pot I colour dipped from the top down. Again, perfectly imperfect!
Once they are dry, fill with some pretty plants, or bits and bobs, and you are done.
This is the old plastic pot that we painted, and even added some glitter, because, well, little girls and well, glitter. Ok.
And like I said, you don’t have to use them for plants, you can use them for all sorts of storage on your desk or kitchen counter.
Does your garden need a pop of colour?
Do you like Chilli plants?