Dots DIY: Painted Flowerpots

It’s that time of year – seed planting time! And once you buy your seeds, you’ll need something to put them in. We can help with a fun DIY Project that’s fun for kids and adults alike.

– Terra cotta pots
– Paints! Acrylics were used for this project that involved little hands, but you can use spray paint, chalkboard paint, or any other kind of paint you want (we will seal them at the end, so no worries about the paint washing off)
– Paint brushes, any sizes you’d like
– Sealant (we used this)

For this project, we let kiddos loose on the pots with acrylic paints with a variety of brushes, sponge and regular. No need to prime the pots, they are ready to soak up some paint. Depending on what type you choose, you may need to apply more than one layer for the colors to pop over the terra cotta.

After the paints dried, mom went back and added a few strategic brushstrokes and painted the saucers. After giving them some more time to dry, we sprayed them liberally with Rust-oleum Clear Matte sealant, to make sure the paint doesn’t come off when you water your plants (but semi-gloss or even glossy would work as well).

Voila! You have some cute pots to use for seeds or small transplants. These would make a great gift for Mother’s Day, an Easter treat for grandparents, or a teacher gift for end of the year!


Want some more inspiration? Head over to our DIY With Dots board to see more fun ideas, like these:


Your neighborhood hardware store, Dot’s Ace Hardware, is located at 3411 Richmond Road in Texarkana, Texas. Stop by and let a friendly associate help you find what you need for your next project!





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