Contemporary Colander Planters

Contemporary Colander Planters

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 15th 2019

Add a pop of color to an outdoor space with these contemporary colanders painted with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


    • palette or plastic plate
    • scissors
    • 1" foam brush
    • floral picks
    • potting soil
    • 1" flat brush
    • hemp rope or twine
    • colander


    1. Paint the medium and large colanders using Cotton Ball. Let the paint dry completely.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Add decorative weave and stripes using Black Tie and strokes going in two diagonal directions. Leave some spots open for the pops of Shrimp, Chick, and Soft Jade.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Paint the smallest colander using Shrimp. (Add additional coats as needed. ) Let dry completely.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Add Shrimp, Chick, and Soft Jade swipes to the large colander. Let dry.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Add vertical stripes of Black Tie to the medium colander. Add a stripe of Soft Jade to the medium colander. Let dry.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Disassemble the flowers from the cluster arrangements so that each is its own individual pick. Leave the grass picks assembled.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Cut long strands of twine and wrap around each colander handle. (Leave enough excess on ends for hanging.)
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Continue wrapping until the entire handle is sufficiently covered.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Fill the colanders with potting soil and arrange the stems and picks evenly.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Hang colanders at staggering heights using the extra twine attached to each handle.
    20. Instruction #10