DIY Handpainted Southwest Cacti Pots



Such a fun and easy weekend DIY!

Perfect for sprucing up your porch or windowsill this summer.


We found a few 97 cent planters that were in great shape, but were just a little too country for our taste. Chalkworthy to the rescue! Taking inspiration from the cacti, we hand painted southwestern style prints on the planters to give them a bold new look. Why settle for drab planters, when you can easily personalize them to perfectly match your style & decor!


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  • Make sure your pots are clean and dry. Then, you are ready for the basecoat! Chalkworthy requires no primer and provides full coverage in 1-2 coats, which helps to save time so you can enjoy your projects sooner. We used a 2” flat brush to paint on the basecoat, and brushed vertically. Remember to paint a little in the interior lip, as this may show after your plant has been added to the planter.


  • Once the base coat has completely dried, it is time to paint your design.  Woohoo, the fun part! This is where you can let your creativity shine.   To create a detailed print/pattern, you can create a custom stencil on paper to cut out and trace on your pot (which is what we did), or simply freehand drawing/painting on the designs.   We recommend using fine tip artist brushes to paint on the designs and to dip your bristles in water , when necessary, to help the paint flow.


  • After the paint is dry and your southwest designs are complete, just place your favorite plant in the pot and enjoy!






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