DIY Painted Terra Cotta Pot with Free Printable Pattern

painted terra cotta pot

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

Video tutorial by S.R. Williams. Copyright 2017.

Material List

Here is a list of materials and supplies for this project:

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


About S.R. Williams

S.R. Williams is an artist and writer who lives in a cabin in the northeast Georgia mountains where she is inspired with joy and inspiration by the natural beauty of the surroundings

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