How to Decorate a Ceramic Plant Pot
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How to Decorate a Ceramic Plant Pot

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

If you’re plant-obsessed, why not embrace your love for botanicals with a hand-painted plant pot! This project is a great way to harness your creativity to help give your plants a stylish home.

Grab your favourite Pebeo colours and transform a ceramic pot with our step-by-step guide. This is the perfect way to bring a burst of colour into your home, or even to craft a wonderful handmade gift for a loved one.

Project and instructions by Millie MacDougall.

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How to make

Step 1

Firstly, I have applied a base coat of paint to the Plant Pot. (You can also paint the inside). I have used Pink Pebeo Acrylic as it is best to start with a lighter colour. I have then gone over it with a second layer to make sure the whole surface is covered evenly.

Step 2

Once the base layer is dry, I have then added the Water Green colour and placed it randomly on the pot. It does not have to be painted in any particular shape. Once dry I have gone over it with a second layer to help the colour to become more prominent

Step 3

Once dry I have repeated the pervious step with three more colours (I have used Antique Pink, Apricot and Caramel). However, feel free to add as many colours as you like!

Step 4

Once happy with the colours and the paint is dry I have sketched my design. Here I have drawn out an abstract line drawing of a face.

Step 5

Next, I have painted over the design using the White paint. Making sure to paint over it a second time to help it become more distinctive from the background.

Step 6

As there are quite a few colours on the pot you may find your design doesn’t stand out against certain colours. To create a contrast between the background and the outline I have added Dark Green in place of where the white gets lost in the background colours.

Step 7

Finally, rub out any pencil lines if required and seal the paint with a layer of Mod Podge. (It is a good idea to apply it to the inside as well if you added paint there).

Step 8

Now your Plant Pot is complete and ready to house beautiful flowers!

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