DIY: Painted Spring Pots

Spring is slowly starting to become one of my favorite seasons. Aria could have something to do with it since it’s so nice to be with her outside in the beautiful weather. PLUS, outfits are so much cuter!

Anyhow, I’ve been looking for something yellow to add to my shelves that I added to my living room. I want the main pop of color to be yellow. I’m pretty sure my favorite colors these days are gray and yellow. You can probably add navy and gold as well. OBSESSED. I used to be into green but I think I’m officially done with that color given that nothing in my house is green. Green and I broke up I think sometime last year…I have to admit though, we were in a relationship for about 4 years. I get the feeling yellow and I will have a much longer relationship…

Either way, I’ve been looking for some cute small pots that are that perfect hue of yellow. But I found nothing. And if I did find it, they weren’t really in my price range. And I definitely didn’t want to justify spending a bunch of money on little pots. So I decided that I was going to figure out how to do it myself. And guess what? It turned out awesome! It cost me a total of $10, even with the green moss balls on top of the pots. Can I just call that an amazing win?

– 3 clay pots…I went with small-ish ones but go with whatever size you prefer
– paint (I used sample paint from home depot because I already had it on hand, but I’m sure you could also use acrylic if you really want)
– paintbrush (not too small otherwise it would take you forever!)
– optional: something to put inside the pots

Ok, let’s get started!

So you know those clay pots at your Home Depot or Lowes, well those are the perfect pots to paint. I picked up three of the tiny ones…each at 79 cents. We’re already starting at a pretty good point right? Less than 3 bucks? SCORE!

I didn’t need to buy paint since I already had this beautiful sample paint from a different project I’m working on. But if you buy sample paint from the hardware store, it’s only a couple of bucks, so it won’t hurt the budget for the project. By the way, I’m obsessed with sample paints from Home Depot. God knows how many samples I have at my house for the zillion projects I work on…but I digress.

As you can see I bought this apparently on NYE last year… HAHA…what an awesome way to ring in the new year! 

Paint these with whatever color you decide! It took me a total of 15 minutes to paint all three and I did about 1 coat on each. It seemed like that was plenty but if you want it a second coat, go for it! I was ok with a few imperfections. I’ve always thought imperfections make a project perfect! It’s also up to you if you care to paint the inside of the pots. I knew that the moss balls that I had bought from Hobby Lobby would cover up the insides, so I went ahead and left them blank.

I bought these moss balls from Hobby Lobby for $2.40 each since they were on sale. I’m sure you can also find similar things at other craft stores such as Michaels or Joanns. 

Here they are on the shelf!

Happy Tuesday!



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