Tuesday, June 14, 2011

DIY Project Six- Painted Planters

This is a very simple and inexpensive project. I bought the paints ($1 each) and terracotta planter dishes (3 x $1) at the Dollarama.



What you will need:

- terracotta planters and plants
- paintbrush
- paint (I used a mixture of acrylic paints)

How to do it:

The directions below are for use with faux plants. If you wanted to use real plants in the planters, you would have to use an oil based paint (better with moisture) and consider not painting the inside of the planter(s).
Start by creating the colour of your choice by mixing the acrylic paints together in a plastic container with a lid. Using the paintbrush, paint the inside and outside of the planters and dishes. Once they are dry, paint the undersides of all pieces. Repeat until the colour completely covers the terracotta. Once everything is dry, place your faux plants inside and enjoy.
Fast and effective.