There is nothing more beautiful than flowers during spring. Besides keeping your home and garden smelling fresh all the time, flowers also give off a welcoming feel. But to enhance the beauty of the flowers, you need suitable flower pots to complement them. So, what do you do if your flower pots are old and flaky? A simple solution would be to make your DIY flower pots.
You don’t need to go all out and make a flower pot from scratch; instead, you can transform your old flower pots into something completely different by using a few basic supplies. This article will find two unique yet straightforward DIY flower pot ideas for decoration. But before we get to that, let’s look at some of the benefits of using flower pots.
Benefits of Using Flower Pots
Here is a list of all the top benefits of using flower pots at home:
One of the main reasons why flower pots are used in the first place is because they are clean and create a safe space for the flowers. When you water the flower plants, the water stays inside the pots without creating a mess. Moreover, it keeps the soil hydrated so that your plants and flowers can stay in pristine condition throughout the season.
A great way to enhance your home décor is to add flower pots. You can spice things up in your garden or add a welcoming feel to your home by adding flowerpots inside your living room. Flower pots come in various shapes, sizes, and designs. As far as design is concerned, you can start a DIY project for decorating the flower pots to match your style.
Another benefit of using flower pots is that they are easy to maintain. You don’t need to go to great lengths to keep your flower pots in good shape. A simple swipe from a wet cloth from time to time is enough to keep it in good condition for long. Of course, if you choose a wooden pot, that’s a different story as they require frequent maintenance.
How to Make DIY Flower Pots
There are two easy ways to make DIY flower pots for decoration. You can use acrylic paints in the first route, and in the second option, you use decoupage.
Using acrylic paint to decorate your flower pot is an excellent idea because you can get as creative as you want. You can create patterns, add details, or paint the pot a different color based on your preferences. Acrylic paint works well on all pot materials (ceramic, clay, terracotta, plastic, etc.).
Things You’ll Need
Here is a list of things you’ll need for this project:
- A flower pot
- Acrylic paints
- Masking tape
- Stencils, brushes, and sponges
- Acrylic sealer
- Step 1: Wash your flower pot if it’s dirty. Remove any residual dirt or soil left on it before you start painting to get the perfect finish. Use soap if needed, but flower pots can easily be cleaned with plain water. Once your pot is clean, wait for it to dry completely. Porous materials such as clay take longer to dry.
- Step 2: Choose a color scheme. Since you’ll be using paints, you can select any color scheme you want. But make sure you have a design mapped out in your head. You can even use stencils to create unique designs on your flower pot. Pick a design that best complements your home décor. After that, choose your paints wisely. Acrylic paints are available in both liquid and spray forms. Spray paints provide hassle-free application, while liquid paints give more room to create more detailed patterns.
Pro tip: Use outdoor paint to place the pots outside. These paints are designed to withstand the changing weather conditions without fading.
- Step 3: Apply a base coat. It is best to use a single color as your base to get a clean canvas for detailing. After applying the coat of paint, wait for it to dry. Apply a second coat if needed, or move on to the next step if you’re satisfied with the finish.
- Step 4: Use a sponge or brushes to add different patterns. You can create geometric designs using masking tape. Create irregular triangles all around the flower pot with the masking tape. Use a sponge or brush to fill in the triangles with colors of your choice. Remove the masking tape once the paint is dry. Of course, you can create different patterns using stencils as well.
- Step 5: Once the paint is dry and you’re happy with your work, apply a coat of acrylic sealer to finish off your project. Make sure you apply at least two coats to keep the paint from fading or clipping over the years. You can choose a sealer that offers a glossy or matte finish based on your preference. You can also opt for varnish as an alternative if you don’t have access to acrylic sealers.
You can easily decorate a flower pot using decoupage using the right supplies.
Things You’ll Need
Here is a list of things you’ll need:
- Decoupage material
- Mod podge
- Clear varnish
- Step 1: Clean the flower pot using water as mentioned above.
- Step 2: Find decoupage materials using magazines, newspapers, books, etc. You find enough material to cover the entire pot or use a cutting for only the front.
- Step 3: Wear gloves and apply mod podge using a sponge or foam brush. Apply a thin and even coat in a specific area or throughout the pot based on your design
- Step 4: Apply the decoupage cutting based on your design. Do this step while the glue is still wet. Don’t wait for it to dry. Try to apply it correctly on your first attempt. While you can correct it if you remove it right away, it can get messy on repeated tries.
- Step 5: After successfully applying the decoupage cutting to the pot, remove any air bubbles. You can use your hands (wearing gloves) to press the cutting to remove any air.
- Step 6: Once you’re happy with your work, apply another coat of the mod podge using the sponge. Apply an even layer and wait for it dry before proceeding to the next step.
- Step 7: Apply a clear acrylic water-based varnish coat onto the pot to finish the project. This will prevent the decoupage from coming off or getting scratched.
Making DIY flower pots is easy and a fun process. You can incorporate thousands of ideas using the basic techniques discussed above. It is an excellent way of enhancing your home décor and making your flowers look prettier than they already are.
The next time you need to decorate a flower pot, you can easily do so by using acrylic paints or decoupage cutouts.