Due to the fact that I’m completely obsessed with both crafting and gardening, it comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I’m always looking for new ways to merge the two things I love doing most. Since I’m lucky that my kids share my passion and interest, I’m also always on the lookout for cute and easy ways to get them involved and learning about the things I like. Their favourite kind of project to do is anything “mixed media” that involves more than one kind of material, supply, texture, or technique, and thinking about that is how I came up with this idea for a very colourful flower pot when I brought home a new plant and wanted to give it a decorative place to thrive from.
Because I’ve always loved following other people’s crafting tutorials to learn how to make things, I also really enjoy returning the favour sometimes! That’s why I try to make sure to document my crafting process whenever I can, and this colourful little flower pot was no exception. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Purple acrylic paint
- A paintbrush or sponge
- Polka dotted green ribbon
- Hot glue
- A small power drill or electric bevel tool
Gather your materials!
Use your paintbrush or sponge to paint the body of your flower pot entirely purple! I decided not to paint the top edge of mine because I liked the contrast between the purple paint and the natural orang terra cotta of the pot. Once you’ve covered as much of the pot as you like in paint, set it aside to dry.