With spring just around the corner, this painted terra cotta pot is the perfect DIY project. In fact, you might enjoy this one so much that you will want to make more than one. These are nice gifts to give for Easter and Mother’s Day. Besides decorating the outside of the pot, there are many interesting ways to put them to use. Here are just a few:
- Fill them dirt and pebbles and use them to hold potted plants, cacti or succulents.
- Take a handful of crinkled paper and place it in the bottom of the pot. Arrange packets of flower or vegetable seeds around the inside edges and include a pair of colorful gardening gloves or small gardening tools. Give to your favorite gardener!
- Add a wick and some melted paraffin in your choice of color and fragrance to make a “potted” candle.
Free Printable Pattern
Use this FREE Flower Pattern (PDF format) to download and print the floral design that is featured in the tutorial. Then, click on the 6 minute video below to view the tutorial to learn how to paint your own terra cotta pot. Experiment with your own designs and colors. Below is a list of materials and supplies for this project.
Video tutorial by S.R. Williams. Copyright 2017.
Here is a list of materials and supplies for this project:
- 4″, 6″ or 8″ terra cotta pot
- Acrylic craft paints, 2 oz. of each: warm white, light green, dark pink, light pink, purple or plum
- Painter’s brand markers: (1) fine tip black; (1) medium tip black
- Spray polyurethane (clear satin finish)
- Assorted craft acrylic paint brushes
- Painter’s tape or masking tape
- Basin of water to rinse paint brushes
- Paper towel to wipe paint brushes
- Hair blower (optional) to speed drying process
- Aluminum foil, wax paper or styrofoam plate to use as paint palette
- Old t-shirt or apron to protect your clothing from paint spatter
This is a super-fun project to make with children because it has no rules. They can have fun painting it any way they choose.
I would love to see how your painted terra cotta pot turned out. Post a picture in the comment thread below!
Until next time! ~ Susan