Looking for a quick craft ideas? Here's how to decorate a plant pot. These DIY terrazzo planters are super easy, bang on trend and you don't need to be a skilled artist to make them.
Created by craft designer Sophie Tarrant, this simple terrazzo paint project from Rust-Oleum has got us all wanting to show our plants some extra love by displaying them in a colourful planter like this. Plus, it means you've finally got a use for all those tester pots of paint currently gathering dust in the garage.
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How to decorate a plant pot
You will need:
- Plant pot (opens in new tab)
- Paintbrushes (opens in new tab)
- Rust-Oleum Surface Primer (opens in new tab)
- Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Surface paint (opens in new tab)
- Several paint colours – this project uses Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Brush paint (opens in new tab)
- Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear protective spray (opens in new tab)
Step one: prep your plant pot
If you can't make it to the shops to buy a new plant pot to decorate, why not upcycle one you already have in the house and give it a new on-trend look?
Thoroughly clean the pot and allow to dry. Place it on some newspaper or an old sheet and make sure you're working in a well ventilated space, ideally outside if the weather is good.
Spray with the surface primer and allow to dry. Apply a thin layer of paint in your chosen colour, allow to dry, then add a second coat. This project uses Rust-Oleum's Chalky Finish Furniture Paint (opens in new tab).
Step two: start decorating your plant pot
Using a dry paint brush, dip the tip into a small pot of paint. It's best to use a water-based paint that's suitable for indoor and outdoor use – this project uses Rust-Oleum's Painter's Touch (opens in new tab).
Use your fingers to flick small flecks of paint all over the surface of the plant pot. Leave to dry.
Step three: create the terrazzo effect
Using a smaller paintbrush and a range of different colours, you can now create further decorative details by adding small splodges of paint on the plant pot. Try not to create too uniform a pattern as the more random it is, the more effective the plant pot looks.
Step four: seal your design
To seal your finished paint effect, use two coats of clear spray to protect it from damage. Allow each coat to dry throughly.
A trio of designs filled with your favourite plants will make an eye-catching and fun display in any corner of your home. All that's left to do now is keep your houseplants alive – easier said than done in our experience!
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