April 12, 2020

via @popandscott

I’m sure you’ve seen all of the incredible painted pots circulating on Pinterest and have probably pinned quite a few.  Well I'm going to show you how to paint your own!


DIY: How to Paint Ceramic Pots, Blanco Bungalow

DIY: How to Paint Ceramic Pots, Blanco Bungalow


This is my first attempt, so bear with me:)



DIY: Handpainted Ceramic Planters, Blanco Bungalow

DIY: Painted Ceramic Pots by Blanco Bungalow and Turquoise and Tobacco

Patio Paint, Soft Measuring Tape, Pencil, Paint Brush, and Sealer
All of these pots are from the defect section at Pottery MFG
DIY: Painted Ceramic Planters by Turquoise and Tobacco


First I have to think of what my design will be.

Second, I’ll wrap my measuring tape around the circumference of the top of the pot and mark an evenly spaced number of dots along the edge.

Third, I’ll wrap the measuring tape around again about half way down and measure and mark alternating dots. I’m free-handing the rest, making a pencil outline for my design. But I think on my next attempt, a stencil might be a little easier.


DIY: Painted Ceramic Pots for House Plants, via Turquoise and Tobacco


Next is the paint. Probably the trickiest part.

If you mess up, there’s no eraser:)


DIY Painted Ceramic Mid Century Pots for House Plants, Via Turquoise and Tobacco x Blanco Bungalow


Then you want to paint along your pencil lines, barely going over the edge if you can and keep the lines straight, just so you don’t leave pencil marks like I did.


DIY: Hand-painted Ceramic Mid Century Modern Pottery by Turquoise and Tobacco


The last, final and probably most important step is to seal the outside AND the inside! I didn’t know this, and once I put soil in the pot and watered it, it seeped through the pot and turned my paint brown. A bit of a bummer, so don’t do what I did!


DIY hand painted mid century pots by turquoise and tobacco

DIY hand painted mid century pots by turquoise and tobacco  

Not bad!

Being that this is my first try at this, I’m pretty happy with how these came out.

As long as you don’t get up too close they look pretty good:)

I’ll do better next time😂


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