DIY Plant Pots

DIY Plant Pots

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 25th 2021

Transform plain old flower pots into bright outdoor décor with Patio Paint Outdoor™ .


    • scissors
    • liner brush
    • masking tape
    • medium flat brush
    • pencil
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • planters



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Buy some plain flower pots (terracotta or ceramic) or find some old pots to upcycle. (TIP: Choose cool, modern shaped pots to really emphasize this contemporary design.) Use the provided inspiration patterns to plan your design. The colors chosen are very bright and cheerful, perfect for a spring porch.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the entire surfaces of the pots with Cloud White.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use masking tape to help achieve straight lines around the pots.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. For scallop accents on some of the pots, trace the provided template onto the pot with a pencil or light colored pencil.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Paint the scallop areas with Fuchsia. (TIP: Flat brushes are best to use when you need a crisp line of paint.) Paint the inside of the scallop pot with Lime Zest. Remove the masking tape. Add another layer of masking tape to create a line to paint in Blue Bahama. Remove the tape and allow to dry.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Paint the bottom edge with Marigold. (I painted the feet with Citrus Green.) Using a liner brush, paint accents with Tiger Lily Orange and Cloud White. Paint the top part of pot with Cloud White.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Cut out and trace the provided rainbow shape onto another pot for a trendy patio accent. Paint around the arc shape with Tiger Lily Orange and the interior of the pot with Blue Bahama.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Paint the layers of the rainbow with Lime Zest, Fuchsia, and Blue Bahama. Allow to dry. Paint Cloud White accents with a liner brush.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. For another modern porch pot idea, add colorful lines of paint in a retro design pattern of stripes with limited colors. Start by drawing on a 90 degree angled pattern of lines with a pencil. Paint the top color Marigold using a flat brush.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Paint the next stripes with Citrus Green and then Tiger Lily Orange. Allow to dry. (TIP: Add a drop of Cloud White to Citrus Green for a more opaque look for the last coat of paint.) Paint outer areas and line accents with Cloud White.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. This flower pot refresh is perfect for any spring outdoor décor. Add the pots to other DIY front porch décor to liven up your space.
    22. Instruction #11


    Sample Patterns
    Sample Scallop Pattern