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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Pebeo White Matt Acrylic Paint 59ml
Pebeo Water Green Matt Acrylic Paint 59ml
Pebeo Pink Matt Acrylic Paint 59ml
Pebeo Dark Green Matt Acrylic Paint 59ml
Pebeo Caramel Matt Acrylic Paint 59ml
Pebeo Apricot Matt Acrylic Paint 59ml
Pebeo Antique Pink Matt Acrylic Paint 59ml
Mod Podge Matte Finish 59ml
Daler Rowney Gold Taklon Large Synthetic Brushes 6 Pack
Daler Rowney Graduate Brush Spotter 10/0
Masking Tape 21mm x 20m
HB Pencils 5 Pack
Maped Softy Rubber Erasers 2 Pack
Round Cement Flower Pot 11cm
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
Now your Plant Pot is complete and ready to house beautiful flowers!
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