DIY Terracotta Plant Pots

I’m a huge fan of the DIYs that Amanda of Wit & Whistle creates. A few weeks ago, she posted one for DIY Color Block Terracotta Pots and I just had to have a go myself. I already had some pots lying around that I knew I wanted to spruce up with some color and so it was just the motivation I needed. Thanks Amanda!

DIY Terracotta Plant Pots

On Saturday, I popped over to the art store and picked up the supplies I needed. Surprisingly, I managed to restrain myself from buying anything else. I have a habit of buying art supplies and never using them don’t you? Here’s what I came away with – two tubes of Amsterdam acrylic paint in Turquoise Green (661) and Titanium Buff Light (289).

Amsterdam Acrylic Paints

I’m not going to share the whole process here as you can read it over on Wit & Whistle but I will share one step I changed. When it came to applying the second color, rather than use masking tape to define a line, I first painted the whole pot in one color and then placed another pot on top of it so that I could trace a line with a pencil. I then just used the pencil line as my guideline for applying the additional color. Worked like a charm. It’s not perfect, but who cares. Not me.

DIY Terracotta Plant Pots

As you can see, this project couldn’t be any easier. Pick your colors, paint your pots and simply let them dry. In fact, the hardest part of this project for me will be keeping the plant alive. I swear I have black thumbs of death.

DIY Terracotta Plant Pots

So, are you going to paint any plant pots soon? I think I may have to do a few more myself.