I have been seeing succulents everywhere lately. To be honest… until recently I didn’t even know that you could buy them if you didn’t live somewhere it was hot all the time. I have this strange attachment to them. When I was in elementary school I would always pass my neighbors house. Her name was Mrs. Cook. I don’t know what her actual first name was.. I just know that is how I knew her. When it was warm out she would always be out gardening in her front yard, she would always say hello to us as we passed by her house. One day we were talking to her and she was weeding around some succulents in her garden. I loved how they looked like a flower but they were almost like tiny cactus, I remember very clearly how she took her shovel and dug me up some of her flowers and wrapped them up for me to take home and plant. They grew in my garden long after little Mrs. Cook passed away. I have been wanting to plant some of my own and so I played around with Painters Tape to make some fun Terra-Cotta pots to plant little succulent gardens in. I decided to look around at what other people have done and make this post a terra-cotta pot roundup so you can get lots of ideas for painting your own pot.
Here are 15 ideas you can use to paint your own Pot.
Painters Tape Pots
The three I painted I used 2 different sizes of painters tape. I love this thin painters tape, it is very easy to manipulate and you can make all kinds of designs.
1. For the first pot I just did alternating thick and thin stripes going vertical and horizontal. I like how it ended up looking like lots of little windows. You could play around with colors of paint and make almost a plaid pattern.
2. For the second pot I started by taping squares all the way around the pot. The nice thing about the painters tape is that you can reapply it several times and it doesn’t leave a sticky residue. I used the 1/4 inch Painters Tape on this pot. After I taped out the squares and got them pretty even. I just outlined them with more tape over and over until the pot was covered. Refer to the picture above if you want to copy it.
3. I love how the third turned out. I randomly applied 1/8 inch painters tape around the pot. It created Geometric shapes in randomness and I painted in the sections with a sponge brush and then pulled the tape off after. I love the trendy colors and pattern it created.
4. This pot was made with painters tape as well it was just a thicker tape than I used. The tutorial is found here.
5. These adorable striped pots are a fun and quick way to deck out your pot. Find the full tutorial here.
6. In this tutorial they show you how to cover the pot in twine and then paint the twine.
7. This cute little dollar store pot totally changed it’s look after it had a stencil painted on it. Check out the tutorial here.
8. My kids would LOVE making this Rainbow pot and it is way easier to make than it looks. Find out here!
9. Polka dots are always in style and you change the feel of the pot by using different colors and sizes of dots. Find here.
10. These pots are painted and then decorated using a paint pen. Get ideas and a full tutorial here.
11. These cute little pots are made with gold leaf. I love how fancy and trendy they are. See a tutorial here.
12. These are really simple and I love the little rope hangers they are in. Get more details here.
13. These pots are fabulous looking. They totally fooled me, I thought they were hand painted, but they are done with fabric! Find Tutorial here.
14. These pots are painted with Chalkboard paint and then you can write on them. See more here.
15. These Terra-Cotta pot people are so cute and fun. My kids would seriously love these. This website has a ton of ideas.
Well I hope that gave you some inspiration for painting your own pots. They would make great Mother’s Day presents or window decorations. Just have fun with it!
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