Decorating Dollar Store Terra Cotta Pots

Terra Cotta Pots

I’ve wanted to decorate terra cotta pots for a while now. I finally got around to buying a couple when I was in town the other day. Mine came in a package of two – for one dollar. That’s a pretty good price if you ask me! I already had all of the paint at home that I would need to decorate them, so if you want to get technical I paid $1 plus tax for two pots!




When it actually came time to decorate my pots, I honestly has no clue on what I wanted to do with them. I ended up gathering my materials and setting myself up on the deck at the patio table. It was a nice night after some not so nice weather, so it was nice just sitting around working away at a little project.

Terra Cotta Pots

For my project I used some paint that I purchased at the dollar store a while ago, some scotch tape (since I didn’t have any of the green painters tape that was thin enough), a roll of twine and some paint brushes!

I ended up using a sponge on a stick to apply my paint. I started by using a regular paintbrush, but I didn’t like how the finish was drying. In the end I love how my pots turned out with dabbing the paint on with a sponge!




As for a pattern, I was pretty clueless. I started by putting a few strips of tape on my first pot and decided that I would just roll with what I had. Hot pink was the first colour that I chose. I was going to paint the lines white, but I ended up leaving them the way they were. If I get bored of the look a little bit down the road, I can always change them up a bit!

Terra Cotta Pots

My second pot I started by painting white. This one I was really stumped on. I had no clue what I wanted it to look like. Pinterest has become my best friend when it comes to ideas for projects, but I couldn’t find anything that really inspired me on the second one. Back around Christmas time, I did however purchase a few little rolls of twine, and ended up hot gluing the twine around the outside of the white pot, right underneath the rim.




I love how these two pots turned out! Much better than I had anticipated! I actually think I might grab a few more pots to decorate!

What do you think of my pots? What are some other ideas that I should try on more terra cotta pots?

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Decorating Dollar Store Terra Cotta Pots

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24 Comments

  1. Nice – my 8 year old just got into collecting seeds from visiting relatives this summer & is planting them to see if he can grow. He will enjoy decorating his own pots!

  2. I’m going to have to try that. The last time I done it, I had to have done something wrong. Then again, 90% at our local Walmart were already chipped or completely broken. It could have been that they were just that banged up. But the ones I tried, were not a good turn out.

    1. I doubled checked mine at the dollar store before checkout. The lady at the check out was nice enough to double check them too. I’ve had that happen before when you get home and they’re broken when you take them out of the package. It’s frustrating!

  3. Wow that is a really simple yet beautiful way to decorate dollar store terra cotta pots, I love them! Glad you shared this, as I often purchase those lower cost pots but they don’t look all that pretty!

  4. I love creative ideas like this! They turned out wonderfully. Would love to try myself when I get a bit of downtime 🙂

  5. I really love the patterns on the terra cotta pots. And what I really love is that I feel like I could really do this at home rather than just see it in pictures. Thanks for the great ideas.

  6. those look awesome and tres chic! I really love the white pot with the added twine, looks fresh and simple! thanks for the inspiration to do more DIY ; )

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