Painting Terracotta Pots – How To Make This Easy DIY!

This is one of my favorite pot makeovers to date!  I love finding new ways to update old planters and this idea of painting terracotta pots is so affordable!  You can find these pots at virtually any dollar store, Target, Wal-Mart, or any home and garden store.  Thrift stores and junk stores are great places to find them too and will definitely save you a few bucks!

Painting Terra Cotta Pots
Make over a plain terra cotta planter with this fun and easy DIY Project. Use basic craft store supplies and you've got a custom planter! #diyprojects #diyplanter #planters #easyprojects
Make over a plain terra cotta planter with this fun and easy DIY Project. Use basic craft store supplies and you've got a custom planter! #diyprojects #diyplanter #planters #easyprojects

This is a simple DIY that you can do in less than an hour.   Budget-friendly and simple are my favorite kinds of DIYs.    I was inspired by one of my Target Dollar Spot finds and thought I could make something similar by painting a terra cotta pot!  Anyone else get suckered in from the dollar spot every single time???  Note to self – stay outta Target!

Painting Terra Cotta Pots

This pot is perfect for my newly refreshed spring dining room.  Since I’m a certified plant killer, I’m adding some faux greenery to my happy little planter.

Supplies for Painting Terra Cotta Pots

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How to Makeover Terra Cotta Pots

    1. Make sure your pot is clean and dry.  Mine was left outside for a bit so I washed it thoroughly with soap and water.  Terra cotta pots really soak up water so it took a full day to dry.
    2. Paint your base color and let it dry – I originally thought I’d leave it white, however,  it was just too plain and I wanted to dress it up like my Target find.Painting terra cotta pots dollar store makeover
    3. I used a small brush and free-formed some wavy lines around the pot.  I was inspired by my most recent Target dollar spot jar for this step – I really liked the imperfect design of the lines.  My hubs thought I just couldn’t paint a straight line until I told him I intended for it to look that way!Painting Terra Cotta Pots - Planter Makeover
    4.  Next, cut a length of ribbon, burlap, or whatever else you want to line the top of the pot with and use the glue gun to attach it to the pot.Planter Makeover - Painting terra cotta pots
    5. And finally,  I used my letter tiles from the craft store to spell out “hi” and tied each with some embroidery threadpainting terra cotta pots
    6. Add any greenery or flowers that you like.  Succulents are a good choice if you have a black thumb like this girl.  Plus, they require very little watering.  Hang your letters on the pot and done!

Painting terra cotta pots is such an affordable way to add some new decor to your house without spending big bucks.  And planters can get expensive! I originally shared this post on The Crazy Craft Lady Blog as a contributor and I’m so excited to share it with you!

If you loved this dollar store planter makeover, check out my top DIY planter ideas along with a good lesson learned on an outdoor planter shelf!

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And my latest planter makeovers with DecoArt Paint!

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8 Replies to “Painting Terracotta Pots – How To Make This Easy DIY!

  1. I love how you have decorated these ordinary pots. They are so pretty. Love them.
    Stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are being featured.

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