DIY painted plant pot ideas

DIY painted plant pots | Growing Spaces

After my post about ways to give terracotta plant pots an update, I decided it was time to get out the paintbrushes and have a go myself. A lot of of my houseplants needed replanting into larger pots, but I needed to find a cheaper DIY alternative to buying a load of smart, new plant pots. So I had a rifle through the shed to find some old pots of paint and gave some old pots a new look.

This week’s Heather’s Space video (have you subscribed yet and if the answer’s no, why not do it right now?!) is all about the ways I updated these pots – there are even a couple of extra ideas that aren’t pictured here. I used old matt emulsion from various DIY projects around the house to paint a few of the pots, opting for simpler designs in the end because more detail felt a little too fussy. Letting the paint drip down the side of one of the large terracotta pots was particuarly satisfying!

DIY paint drip plant pot | Growing Spaces

DIY painted stripe plant pot | Growing Spaces

Sharpie Ikea hack pot

I used a black Sharpie to draw some decorative details onto Kardemumma pots from Ikea – Ferm Living-inspired scallops on one, and mini zig-zags on the other. I did try using a coloured Sharpie too, but you could see the lines really clearly so I need to finesse that idea.

Plant pot hacks | Growing Spaces

Plant pot hacks | Growing Spaces

I found a use for an odd woolly sock that hadn’t quite made it to the bin in case I found its mate and popped it over a cheap zinc pot – super-easy and I love the texture it adds to the mix.

DIY painted plant pot ideas | Growing Spaces

As I’m going to be using the Sharpie idea to decorate a pot as a gift for a much-loved friend later, I’m linking this post up with this month’s LOVE-themed Create Make Share linky hosted by myself, Zing Zing Tree and Kids’ Craft Room – you’ve got until Feb 14th to share what you’ve been creating this month (either add a blog post link or the URL link to your IG pic).

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  1. February 5, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Just commented on your video on this… I know my fiance would call me mad for putting a sock on a plant pot but I love the knitted look and all the other cool ideas x

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