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.
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!
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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