Happy Friday! I can't wait to share today's little painted pot tutorial with you by the rather lovely & very talented Angie! A perfect weekend project to spruce up any pots you have that are in need of a little TLC!
So without further ado - I'll hand you over!
Hey, it’s Angie here from the lil’ boutique design & illustration studio ‘Angie B Studio’! What’s up everyone!
I’m enormously proud to be creating a really exciting little DIY for Rachel at Ohnorachio. I know she likes her succulent leafy friends so I knew that my DIY just had to create something really cool to dress these little plants in!
Painting a pot is totally therapeutic and relaxing – I really enjoy it when I get my paints out and so will you!
What you’ll need:
- A small terracotta plant pot (I got mine from Homebase for 54p!)
- 3 colours of Acrylic paint (I got mine from Hobbycraft by Americana Crafter’s Acrylic) My colours were White, Sea Breeze and Flesh Tone.
- A few brushes - I recommend a sponger brush (great for even coverage!) and two smaller brushes (I got mine from the kids section in Sainsbury’s – these brushes are awesome, I use them all the time and the set is only £3!)
- Washi or masking tape (I use washi tape instead of masking tape, because that’s what I’ve got hanging around and also it’s less tacky than masking tape and a little more delicate to remove).
- A small china plate (to use as a palette).
- And of course a beautiful little succulent plant looking for a sweet new home.
- First of all you’ll want to paint the entire pot with the white. One coat is pretty good, but if you want a more even finish 2 will be plenty. Don’t worry about the inside of the pot.
- Once dry (doesn’t take long to dry, maybe 45 mins) you can start to tape-up, masking out the areas of the design to paint next.
- I made two layers of pyramids in different colours. First you tape off the ‘Turquoise’ pyramids, leaving space in between for the ‘peach’ pyramids later. Use different widths of pyramids to mix it up - some slim and some wider.
- Then, once all the ‘Turquoise’ layer of pyramids have been painted’ leave to dry for another 45 mins before removing the tape.
- Now, mask off the peach layer of pyramids in between the turquoise ones you have just painted.
- Repeat with the peach layer.
- Leave to dry, remove tape and et voila! Pop your favourite succulent inside and your creation is complete! If you’re not a fan of plants, they also make great pen pots for your desk.
- You can leave as a Matte finish if your pot is going to be left inside, but if you want to weatherproof your pot, give a few spray coats of weatherproof varnish to seal it.
- You can then get crafty with other designs! The other designs I made was a ‘freehand’ design I created just by rotating the pot and continuously brushing a line (eventually you’ll meet the other side, creating a perfect loop)!
- Don’t worry about having a wobbly hand – the wobblier, the better, makes for a great effect!
- The other design was a more retro/vintage Orla Kiely inspired design I created in a similar way to the pyramids by taping off the Turquoise and Peach layer separately, and then, using a circular bottle top or lip, I drew around to create the scalloped edge at the top and just painted inside my pencil edge freehand style with a smaller brush for more precision.
But let your imagination go crazy – the key is just keeping it simple, by using two complimentary colours – enjoy!
Thanks to Rachel for having me stop by with this little DIY tutorial from my studio, have a great weekend everyone!