Are you looking for a new hobby? Flower pot decorating is a fun and simple way to spruce up your garden. It’s also an excellent DIY project that can be done with items found around the house, the craft store, or the dollar store.
You don’t need any experience in gardening or arts and crafts to get started! We’re sharing all the supplies, tutorials, and ideas you need to make your own flower pots look like they came straight from Pinterest. Here’s some ways to bring pizazz to your Sturbridge Homes porch with flower pot decorating and other crafty gardening ideas!
Paint, Glitter And Art Supplies, Oh My!
If you think flower pots are just for plants, think again! Whether it’s a small container on your desk or a large pot that needs color and love, using art supplies can add personality.
Make your garden or porch even more beautiful by decorating flower pots with paint, glitter, ribbon — anything you want! All of these are easy and inexpensive ways to make your space more beautiful.
Head to the craft store and grab your supplies; regular old white glue is your best bet for adhering decor to terracotta pots. It’s the right formula for sticking to porous surfaces, plus it makes for easy cleanup! We recommend these supplies to inspire your creativity:
- Multi-surface or outdoor paint
- Fabric scraps
- Sea shells
- Broken mirrors or glass
Changeable Chalk Paint
Chalkboard paint is a fun way to add flair to your flower pots. Plus it can easily be removed and changed on a whim to fit your mood.
First, paint your pots with chalkboard paint as a base. There are countless chalkboard paint colors, but black is best so the chalk is easy to see. Use an old brush and paint one or two coats for full coverage, then use a chalk marker to decorate as desired!
Cute drawings, patterns, inspirational quotes or seasonal greetings are fun additions to a basic pot. Change it up daily, weekly, or as the seasons change to surprise admiring neighbors!
Upcycle Old Jars
Waste not, want not! We love the trend of recycling what you already have into something new. And old jars are super useful for holding your blooming flowers!
You can use any jar that’s lying around the house, but we recommend a wide mouth jar for easier planting and watering. Next, find some rocks or pebbles and pour them into the bottom of the jar. This will help with drainage so your plants don’t drown! Fill up the rest of the container with soil and plant your flowers inside.
Stylish Stone Painting
Painting rocks and stones to look like animals, plants, or other objects are a fun addition to your flower beds. And this is a fun activity for children who love arts and crafts while learning something new!
Start by cleaning and drying your rocks or stones (buy them at the craft store or find them in your yard). Then gather your paint, acrylics work best, brushes, scrubbing pads and cotton balls. Stamp or brush on one color at a time, letting each coat dry in between. Finally, protect your project with a clear, weather-resistant sealer.
Arts, crafts and gardening can be therapeutic for many people. Even if you don’t have a lot of time or advanced crafting skills, these projects can quickly and easily transform your outdoor area.
Looking for a beautiful home that showcases your gardening and crafting abilities? Sturbridge Homes has quick move-in houses available this season. Spring into action and get moving today!