Plastic pots look…..well, like plastic. Tera Cora looks better but has no personality. A cheap and easy way to have your pots match your decor inside or out is to use a little craft paint and sealer

Start with a pot, it can be new or uses. If it has been used just be sure to scrub it inside and out. It needs to dry completely before you begin painting.


Choose up to 3 colors you like. The base coat will show the least and then the top coat. The middle color is the prominent one.


Between each color allow the paint to dry. The base coat should completely cover the pot and may require 3 layers. The middle coat will be a light layer that you can see through here and there.  The final coat will be very thin and allow the other 2 colors to show through. After applying the last coat use a rag to begin wiping paint off. Continue to wipe until you get the look you want.


Allow the paint to dry overnight before applying a coat of sealer. The sealer ensures the craft paint won’t wash off when you water your plants. Because it does not have to be perfect this is a perfect project for the kids to help with ans when you are done they can help transplant. Happy spring!!!


About keepingiteasyandsimple

I have been married for 20 years and have 3 children. My oldest is 20 and currently in the National Guard. My daughters are 15 and 11 and involved in everything. I believe life is difficult enough, that we can find ways to make the everyday just a little easier and perhaps even more simple. I love to cook, shop and make things with the kids.

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