Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pretty Painted Pots

5 continuous days of summer sun in Pacific Grove  - almost unheard of!
We have been playing outside long into the night and soaking up all the outdoorsy-ness we can. My daughter has been wanting to have her own garden - something she could take care of herself.
clay pot group
She also has a thing for butterflies and when she saw my Patio Paint Reusable Stick On Stencils from DecoArt she was smitten! I decided we would paint some small pots and use the stencil to start her little garden. The pots are small enough for her to move around and just too cute with the stencil!

Now, we had some disagreement…she wanted her pots to be pink, purple and yellow…but I stepped in and we went with a color scheme that “matches” our house (we are about to sell this place and we need "have some serious style!").

clay pot duo
You will need the following for these pots
clay pot supplies

The DIY here is super simple!
clay pot paint

Paint your pots…
leave them all one color
or once dry, paint a contrasting rim.
plan clay pots

Once dry, remove the stencil from the sheet an place it on the pot.
The fact that these stencils are sticky backed and
adhere to the surface being painted is such a HUGE bonus!
clay pot stencil 2

Paint stencil.

clay potpaint stencil
Remove stencil.

Let dry!
I also painted a couple of pots I picked up at Target on clearance!
clay pot black

Fill with your favorite plants and flowers!
clay pot duo

Now this is a super simple craft that can be used for you home or
keep a few around and present them as hostess gifts for all those summer parties!

Here is another painted pot project I did with the Patio Paints last year…
one of my Favorites!
single pot on porch
This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

disclosure: this post is made possible through my affiliation with The DIY Club


  1. Pretty Holly! Love last years one too!

  2. I really love the contrast. Looks great.

  3. I love these, Holly! The black on white looks fabulous! And, of course, I'm a huge fan of your fern pot. :)

  4. Hi Holly! It feels like forever since I've stopped by your blog. Happy to see it's still as good as ever :)


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