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A new look for flower pots

Give your home or patio a new look for spring with these crafty ways to decorate flower pots.


Spring is on its way and the weather is already getting warmer. We put together a selection of crafty ways to give flower pots a new look using paint, fabric and more.

Add some metallic fun to your flower pots with gold or copper metallic polka dots. To decorate your own pots, buy a sheet of white sticky polka dots and spray them with metallic spray paint before you remove them from the sheet. Spray paint your flower pot in a contrasting colour or metallic and then add your polka dots.



Spray paint is one of the easiest ways to transform any decor accessory in your home, and you can choose from a wide range of Rust-Oleum spray paints at your nearest Builders store. Check out the kaleidoscope of colours in the 2X Ultra Cover, Universal or Metallic range.

Don't feel that you only have to use a single colour for your flower pots or containers, it's easy to give your pots a look in line with the colours you use to decorate your home or patio, or use interesting colour combinations for an eye-catching feature.

If you use Rust-Oleum spray paint to upcycle your flower pots or plant containers, you can use it on almost any material. Just make sure the pots are clean and dry and give them a light sanding before you apply the spray paint.

Create an interesting feature for the garden, your entrance, or for on your patio. Use contrasting colours and masking tape for a multi-colour effect on all your plant pots and containers.

Transform your flower pots into an interesting feature using spray paint and masking tape. Mask off a white flower pot and spray with sunny yellow to add a splash of colour to a dark corner of a room, or to bring a touch of sunshine to your patio or deck.

If you've got a ton of fabric scraps and offcuts in your sewing hamper, these can be used to decorate flower pots for a fresh, spring look. Clean and dry the pots before applying ModPodge or clear acrylic sealer to the outside of the pots. Cut a scrap of fabric to fit around the pot, press onto the wet ModPodge and use your fingers to press down. Let dry and then apply 3 to 4 coats of ModPodge or clear acrylic sealer over the fabric to protect.

Most larger fabric stores have a specials bin where you will find discontinued fabric ranges and small leftovers from the end of a roll. These are usually priced as bargains and are great for small projects like covering flower pots.

If you're handy with a crochet hook, it's so easy to upcycle your potted plants with a crochet collar or base. Make an interesting display with a selection of spring plants with alternative crochet designs on the top or bottom of the flower pot.

As an alternative, and for those of you who don't know how to crochet, wrap collars and bases with sisal twine or thin rope. Use a hot glue gun to easily and quickly cover your flower pots.

If you have glossy ceramic pots you can use a Sharpie ceramic pen to add an interesting design or your own wording. Clean and dry the pots, apply your design, and then place the pots in a warm oven for a couple of hours. The design will be semi-permanent and add a personal touch to your flower pots.

You can have fun with Sharpie ceramic pens, on flower pots, on crockery, and on your favourite mug. Buy a selection of colours and create your own fun display of plants and succulents for a kitchen counter or in the bathroom.

Let your imagination run wild with ideas for transforming plain plastic or terra cotta flower pots. There are so many ways and so many craft accessories that you can use to turn ordinary pots into a unique and personal feature for the home.

Add interest, colour and texture to plain plastic flower pots by placing them in colourful rope baskets. You can make your own rope baskets with a hot glue gun and then add colourful patterns with coloured marker pens or craft paint.

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