I’m not a huge fan of the color of terra cotta pots, but I do love their price point! And guess what?! You can paint them any color you want! So they’re the perfect budget-friendly decor piece!
diy how to paint terra cotta pots
A few weeks ago, I painted a bunch of terra cotta pots in rainbow colors for my office. It was SO easy! I thought I’d share a few tips in case you want to try this too!
- If your terra cotta pots are dirty or dusty, wipe them down with a damp cloth.
- Use chalk or acrylic or latex paint. Any will work! I used chalk paint.
- To paint, just hold the pot with your hand inside it.
- Paint the pot from side to side (that seems to work better than from top to bottom).
- For the inside, you have two options. I keep the plant in the plastic they came in so I only painted the inside rim. If you're going to transplant the plant into the clay pot, paint all of the inside of the pot. Then use mod podge to seal the paint.
- The terra cotta accepts paint really nice and provides for a smooth finish!
rainbow terra cotta pots
The fun thing about this project is that you can paint the pots literally any color. That way it can perfectly coordinate with your decor. Especially if you paint your pots in pastel rainbow colors and then put them on rainbow shelves ;).
I grabbed a variety of plants from Home Depot for this project. Succulents and low light friendly plants so they’ll survive on the shelves.
other painted terra cotta ideas
If you want to try out this project, here’s some fun variations.
source. The gold leaf modern spots are so cute! Especially on the pink pots!
source. This graphic pattern is made with rubber bands! Simple but so cute!
source. The ombre look is so pretty on a pot. These are dip dyed- you literally dip the pots to get this look.
source. These sweet little faces look easy to paint. I love the hint of whimsy!
source. The flower pattern is from a napkin! So creative!
source. Painters tape and the right paint selection = perfection
source. Gold foil letters dress everything up!
There you have it, the easiest DIY ever! But sometimes you just need a 5 minute craft to spice up a shelf 🙂 !
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