It's the perfect time of year to bring a little more green into your home! Today we're welcoming Rubyellen as she shares her super cute method for customizing tiny terra cotta pots. Enjoy…
Supplies Needed: Paint, terra cotta pot, paint brush and a small plant.
1. Paint the outside of your pot. May need to do a couple coats to completely cover the clay color. Allow to dry completely. 2. Paint the inside of the pot a different color. May need to do a couple coats to completely cover the clay color. Allow to dry completely. 3. Choose another color and paint the bottom of the pot up to the midway point (or make this color band however thick or thin you want!). May need to do a couple coats to completely cover other color. allow to dry completely. Add plants + Enjoy!
So sweet! We'll be back later today to share more ideas for sprucing up your home with plants. Thanks, Rubyellen. XO, elsie
What kind of paint did you use? I tried painting pots for a classroom project, and the paint chipped away…
Really cute !
Did you paint the outside in white ? Because it doesn’t seem white after painting, maybe because of the color of the pot…
(I’m going to do it this afternoooon)
love the idea, nice way to give some old pots a new look
Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web page.
Looks like a perfect!
These are beautiful!!
I absolutely LOVE these! I am going to feature them tomorrow in my [so cheap, so easy] series. I will link back to your original post. Thanks for the idea!
Love these! I am hosting a little Mother’s Day brunch this weekend and decided to throw together a little gardening ‘thank you’ gift for everyone who comes. I needed the larger 8 inch pots to fit the entire gift inside so I only painted the rim of the pots and they still turned out cute. Such a simple craft but I never thought of painting these inexpensive pots before seeing this post.
Tip: Buy “glossy” acrylic paint! I picked up a few of those on accident and they worked MUCH better than just the regular acrylic paint. The clay soaks up a lot which is why you have to apply several layers but this was less of a problem with the glossy stuff.
Looks like a perfect way to show off those succulents, especially since they don’t always grow really fast.
Super cute idea!
Love the pastel colors you used.
I’ve painted a few terra cotta pots already (in one color), but I think I will paint a few more. 🙂 These are beautiful.
Nice and simple 🙂
These are so cute! Definitely on my list of summer to-dos!
These are so pretty! Really adds a nice personal touch to the plain terra cotta pot!
I’m in love with suculents. I found some pots in my garage today that this would be perfect for. I will set them out on my patio table. This weekends little project. Thanks.
This is such a great idea. I have four sitting at home that I didn’t have a clue what to do with them. Now I can’t wait to paint them.
One of my goals for 2012 is adding some pops of green to my apartment. I have already planted herbs and my friends are giving to me a lot of seeds and pots. So, these few last articles that you have posted come in perfect timing! Thank you for great idea’s and for lovely blog. 🙂
Love this idea, cant wait to do it to my pots and add a pop of colour.
I love the color block pots, I totally have to make those! I definitely need more houseplants.
I can’t wait to make these! Succulents make me so happy.