Sprucing up your plant pots is an easy way to get creative, giving you the chance to transform ordinary terracotta pots into unique pieces that are customised especially for your home. Here are some of our favourite ideas that are sure to inspire creativity.
Channel the Mediterranean vibe with beautiful mosaic patterns made from either glass or ceramic, gluing them to the pot and finishing with a varnish. Create pretty patterns or simply mix and match different colours for an original and unique look. You can opt for stylish accessories such as self-adhesive mirror mosaics or colourful gems to help bring a touch of charm and sophistication to your home.
Simple and easy to create, geometric patterns are a stylish and modern way to freshen up your plant pots. Think zigzags, stripes and Aztec inspired patterns, painted in contrasting colours for a funky look. Looking to help keep your painting strokes sleek and sharp? Masking tape is a handy way to ensure your paint stays within your chosen design.
Ideal for herb pots, chalk paint allows you to write, draw and doodle on your plant pots, making it a great activity for kids or for those who can’t make up their mind! Write the names of herbs or simply get creative with patterns - if you don’t like it, you can always wipe it off and start again. With a wide variety of colourful chalk markers available, adding a splash of colour to your plant pots has never been easier.
Add bold colour blocking for a fresh and modern take on plant pots. Paint the rim of the pot a shade that contrasts the rest, mixing and matching for a fun and vibrant look. You can try bright, complementary colours, soft pastels or even monochrome black and white. Acrylic paints, mixed media paints, and even spray paints are sure to help get the job done.
Metallic paint will transform ordinary plant pots into elegant and luxurious decorative pieces, perfect for your bedroom or living room. You can add a variety of metallic accents with ribbons, flakes and metallic tape to help your DIY masterpiece shine brightly.
Colourful polka dots are a quick way to brighten up your plant pots. Large, bright dots add a funky vibe, while smaller dots are perfect for adding some country charm to your pots. You could also go modern with dramatic black and white monochrome. You can either paint these dots on or pick out some fun stickers to decorate your pot.
Bringing your old plant pots to life can be great fun for both adults and children. If you love to upcycle and get crafty, check out our What Crafts Can You Make to Sell article for some more exciting inspiration.