Whether you live in an apartment or a house with a garden, you can always DIY a pot decoration project to upscale your outdoor space.
When February waives his goodbye, we just unintentionally enter into the spring mood. Although the weather remains unstable, with a few storms and rainy days, we just feel the magic of spring in the air. Therefore, we rush to prepare our potters, choose our flowers and plants, upscale our garden to welcome this beautiful season. And with all these preparations, we can’t forget about plant pot decoration to embellish our landscape.
Whether you live in an apartment and have a balcony to spread some plants, or you live in a house with a front yard, back yard, or a small garden, you can always transform your outdoor space into a welcoming garden in no time.
So, before you open the door to spring, consider saving one weekend to DIY a pot decoration project. And if you are looking for some inspiration, you are welcome to read the lines below and get some ideas. There are many hacks that suit different décor styles. And as you add paint, fabric, clays, and other materials, your outdoor space will be loaded with vibrant colors to celebrate the new season.
This is one of the most beautiful ways to decorate your pots. This hack is insanely easy, and with a beautiful colorful cutout, you will transform your pot into a new attractive one. To DIY decoupage on a pot, you will need scissors, beautiful napkins, and mod podge. First, you peel the napkin and throw away the blank sheet, then cut around the design on the other sheet. Finally, you place the design over the pot and cover it with a mod podge. Watch this video to see in detail, how I painted a dull black pot in white, and then applied the decoupage.
Stick a stencil pattern
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Stencil patterns are easily found in stationery stores, and make a perfect design on terra cotta clay pots. They are easy to stick using stencil glue. Then pick up the paint color that you prefer, and start applying the paint with a brush. Then remove the stencil and that’s it!
Go marine with seashells
Gather seashells together even though they have different color grades. To have a graded display, start placing the bigger shells at the bottom of the pot until you reach the top of the pot with the smallest shells. The different color grades of the shells will create a nice effect. You can even use clear varnish to paint the shells. And this is how your pot will be ready for planting.
Cover the pot with wooden boards
Can you imagine that with a dull pot you can make a beautiful vintage pot! If you have an unwanted wooden palette, then you can cut them in the same length and width. Next, use wood glue to stick the wooden bars and cover the pot and you’re done!
Stamp a label
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From the title, you can tell that this idea is very simple. You need to print on a transparent label, the design or words that you want. There are plenty of read-made labels in the market that you can choose from, and maybe make a series of pots with these designs.
Decorate with clothespins
If your pot is not thick, then decorating the pot with clothespins is easy. You do not even need glue or anything else to stick the clothespins. Just open them and clip them over the contour of the pot next to each other.
Wrap a rope around
A burlap rope and glue are what you need to cover a terra cotta clay pot. You can either use a mod podge or glue gun to stick the rope on the pot. Wrap the rope all around until you cover all the pot. And guess what? You can even paint cover some parts of the rope with paint for a stylish decoration.
Use nail polish
You may not know the wonders that nail polish can do when it comes to decoration. Do you know that with a few drops of nail polish you can create a marble effect on your pot? All you need is a big bucket of water. Throw in a few drops of your preferred color of nail polish – Yes, you may use multiple colors – and immediately put in the pot. It will take a few seconds for the nail polish to dry.
If you’ve read any of my décor articles, then you know by now that Rustic is my favorite décor style. If you have terra cotta clay pots, you only need to paint them with acrylic paint. Paint the pot with a coat of the first paint. Then start brushing here and there with another color. You can finally wrap the pot with burlap tissue or jute rope.
Marker painted pots:
If you are looking for an easy and fun pot decoration project to DIY, then this decoration hack is for you. Get a terra cotta clay pot, and prime it using a preparatory coating. 2 coats are even better than 1. Next, use your markers to draw shapes that you want. Once you are done, your pot will be ready for planting.
If you are running on a budget, and have a small garden to upscale, then check these 11 outdoor ideas for small spaces.