How to paint flower pots for the 4th of July and use them in unexpected ways should be the title of this post!
Today is the first Tuesday of the month and that means that my friends and I at the Handcrafted Society get inspiration from one theme and see how different all of our projects can be, and this one does not disappoint!
This month our theme was red, white, and blue paint.
If you are like me and you love to see how people use paint and what kind of paint they use then this will be so fun for you too! I was amazed that there aren’t two projects alike. Not even close!
See all 8 of them at the bottom of this post.
Luckily too, my friend Melanie from Southern Crush at Home joined in as our guest this month too! Thank you Melanie for sharing such a fun project!
Using and making over terracotta pots is one of my favorite things to do for so many reasons.
- There are so many fun ways to use them
- They are inexpensive
- They are classic
- You can use so many mediums to decorate them
They just never get old to me! I have linked several of my terracotta pot DIYs at the bottom of this post for you as well!
How To Paint TerraCotta Pots for the 4th of July
I say all the time how embarrassingly easy some of my projects are and this one is in that category but they are so adorable that it makes up for it!
So, I did have something funny to show you though. I thought I would be really brilliant and paint free-handed red stripes on one of the pots. Here is how that went…
It looks more like circus inspired than 4th of July but guess what? It was an easy fix. Solid red and a white tray. My inability to free hand is hidden.
Even Gigi thought it wasn’t my best work.
So me and my sidekick kept painting and hers turned out adorable too!
I painted the 4-inch terracotta pot (from Hobby Lobby) and the lid in the color Navy, the 6-inch terracotta red pot is True Red and the large lid is Titanium White from the ArtDeco Americana brand of craft paint also from Hobby Lobby.
We couldn’t decide on a ribbon so we used both and I love them both.
Next, we took them outside and made them into a bird feeder and waterer with some recycled yogurt glasses.
Here they are with the other terracotta pot projects I have done recently! They are all my favorites!
Which is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!
I hope that I have inspired you to create some budget-friendly terracotta pots and use them in unexpected ways! Happy painting!