Painting your own flower pots is such a simple and inexpensive way to personalize and spruce up a patio, garden or entryway. This painted flower pots diy project can easily be achieved in an afternoon. All it requires is some terracotta pots, paints, stencils and a trip to the garden shop.
My Mom and I actually did this project together, which seems fitting since it was Mother’s Day weekend. She did the painting and stenciling and I did the planting. Love that teamwork! This project was inspired through our partnership with The Motherhood and the MOTRIN® Make It Happen Weekends program.
Painting terracotta pots isn’t an original idea, but I love how these painted flower pots turned out by using chalky paints and old-world style stencils.
You can use our project for inspiration or duplicate it with the following supplies:
2 terracotta pots
chalk paint, in choice of colors
bronze acrylic craft paint
foam paint brushes
variety of plants
First, paint the pots with chalky paints. We used Anne Sloan Chalk Paints in the colors Versailles and Provence. However, there are less expensive brands of chalk paint that work just as well. We just happened to have some of this left over from another project. While the paint is still wet, use a soft cloth to gently wipe some of the paint off to give it an aged and distressed appearance. Allow the pots to dry completely.
Next, use your stencils and a bronze colored paint to add a design to the pots. We chose stencils that would give our flower pots and old world look. Let the paint dry completely, before planting.
I put a variety of flowering and non-flowering plants in these pots. I think the varied textures and color look great.
The MOTRIN® Make It Happen Weekends program supports women who thrive on a busy lifestyle, helping them to be the best they can in all of their roles: career leader, best mom ever, caring friend and impeccable designer – to name a few.
This spring the MOTRIN® Brand, together with actress and mom Jennie Garth, will be sharing tips, tricks and advice to help keep unstoppable women inspired and motivated while they “Make It Happen” over the weekend so that Mondays become a day of triumph! Monday can be such a blah sort of day, so I love having the idea of celebrating the weekends accomplishments on Monday.
For more tips, tricks and inspiration to help you stay unstoppable during your busy weekend, visit the MOTRIN® Facebook page. Want a chance to win a one-on-one DIY session with Jennie Garth in L.A.? You can go to the MOTRIN® Facebook page on Mondays and let them know how you made it happen over the weekend. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 21 years or older. Enter Contest on 5/11/15. See the Official Rules, including prize descriptions. Void where prohibited.
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Loving this tip from Jennie Garth!
Take care of yourself! DIY projects can be tough. I keep MOTRIN® products close to my tool belt for those inevitable aches and pains. I’ve also learned that it’s important to warm up and stretch prior to and after any big projects. You wouldn’t hit the gym without stretching, so why would you start a physically demanding DIY project without a little prep-work?
Disclosure: I have received information, product and materials from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of MOTRIN®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.
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