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!
- Clay or Terra Cotta Planters
- Chalkworthy Antiquing Paint (we used the CastIron, WhiteLinen, Cottage, PaleAster, Hayride, & MountainAsh colors- the perfect southwest color scheme!)
- Paint brushes (larger flat brush for the base coat and fine tip artist brushes for details)
- Cup of water
- Pencil, paper, & scissors (if you elect to make your own stencil)
- 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!