A trip to your local garden or home decoration store will probably yield you a large selection of pots. These pots may be designed for outdoor or indoor usage, and in many cases the pots may be suitable for both environments. What most of these pots will have in common is their price tag. Even the most basic pots are decently expensive to purchase.
One great way to save some money while also making your garden or home look great is to decorate your own pots. By decorating your own pots you can also ensure that they will match your dÃ©cor flawlessly! Believe it or not, this is an easy project that does not require a lot of money. The important thing is to get creative and have fun with the process.
The easiest way to get started with this fun project is to purchase a few pots. I generally find that clay pots are the least expensive options available and they provide you with a blank canvas for your creation. The craft store is a great place to find these types of pots, although most garden stores should also have a wide selection for your to purchase.
The quickest way to decorate your pot is to select a small bottle of acrylic paint in the desired color. Simply apply the paint to the entire exterior of the pot. You will also want to make sure to paint the interior of the pot around the upper lip. This will give your pot a more finished look if the dirt does not reach the top! While a single color on the pot may seem boring, you can spruce it up by using different techniques to create a brushed look. Sponge painting is also a fun way to decorate your pot.
If you are particularly artistic, use the solid color base as the background for a design. Paint flowers on the pot or something that will compliment your living space. If you are not confident in your skills, but you would like a design on your pot, pick out a few stencils to experiment with!
Spray paint has come along way. Take a trip to your local hardware store and browse through the isle with spray paint. Today you can find different types of spray paint that create specific looks. You can make your clay pot look like hammered steel, marble, antiqued copper, etc. There are even spray paints that create a crackle finish.
Once you have decorated your clay pot and you are happy with the result, there is one final thing you need to do. Pick up a can of terracotta sealant and spray both the inside and outside of your creation. If you also purchased a coaster for your pot, make sure that you also spray this with the sealant too!