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, chalk paints, stencils and a trip to the garden shop.
My Mom and I actually did this flower pot painting 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!
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.
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I picked my stencils up at the local craft store, but there are some vert similar fleur de lis stencils available on Amazon that are perfect for this project. There are so many great stencil designs for painting flower pots.
Flower Pot Painting How-To
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. What’s growing in your garden this spring?
You might also enjoy this diy kitchen herb garden! It’s a great gift idea.
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Dana Rodriguez says
Those are adorable and so easy to do. I love how these turned out!
Janet W. says
Those are beautiful potted plants! I love the design and how it turned out!
These are so pretty! Such a great DIY for summertime!
These are absolutely adorable! And inexpensive 🙂
Sara Zielinski says
This is a great spring craft.
I love how these look! and I love how thrifty it is. Planters can get so expensive!
April Griffin says
I have painted all my dirty old flower pots and decorated this year with twine and other craft materials. It has saved so much money just using what I already had and making it my own. instead of buying all new pots.
These are amazing! And i just tried doing them myself. Super easy! But how do you get your stencil edges so clean on the rounded surface???