Gussy Up Your Patio with Some Stylish Hand-Painted Pots


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Painted Planting Pots - ehow

Now that the weather is finally starting to turn, I am so excited to be living and celebrating outdoors. Gathering on our deck for drinks, dinners and a good bonfire are my favorite ways to connect and enjoy life in the summer. To gussy up our patio this year I grabbed a handful of affordable terracotta pots and transformed them into a style that is bright, festive and ready for a party.

I planted some of the painted pots and left a couple open to stack and set out as needed. I love the graphic punch they bring to a space stacked up high. The unplanted ones will be great for holding utensils and s’mores supplies in style.

Painted Planting Pots - ehow

Painted Planting Pots - ehow

I am so fond of how these pots turned out, they are a fun and easy way to spruce up your own outdoor party spot this spring. And they’re great for gifts – a stack of five pots with a pretty herb bush planted on top would make a really thoughtful Mother’s Day or hostess gift.

Painted Planting Pots - ehow

To make the painted planting pots you will need:

  • Terracotta planters in various sizes
  • Painters tape
  • A paint brush
  • Acrylic paints in your favorite colors

Start by taping off a section on each of the terracotta pots with the painters tape. You can paint as much or as little as you’d like. I love the look of one skinny pop of color on the bottom of each pot.

Painted Planting Pots - ehow

Once the pots are painted, turn upside down and allow to dry for about 12 hours. Remove the tape and presto! Incredibly easy pretty painted pots that are ready for planting.

Painted Planting Pots - ehow

Add plants to the pots as desired. I’m planting an herb garden in these beauties as a lovely way to welcome to warm weather. Happy planting!

Pop on over to A Subtle Revelry to follow along with Victoria’s creative ideas for daily revelry. Photos and text by Victoria Hudgins.

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