These DIY pot plants are a great way to entertain the tribe whilst staying at home, this cute DIY activity will brighten up the home during isolation. Plus it will cost under $10 to make!
You will need:
- 9cm Terracotta Italian pots (Bunnings)
- Coloured paints
- Permanent marker
- Masking tape
- Paint brush, water, paper towel
- Potting mix
Fruit Salad DIY pot plants
Step 1: Paint the rim of your pot green. Don’t worry about being too neat here, you may need a couple of coats.
Step 2: Use masking tape to cover the rim. Paint one pot red for the watermelon and yellow for the pineapple.
Step 3: Carefully remove the masking tape if you used it. Draw alternating rows of V-shapes on the yellow pot in permanent marker and tear shapes in random directions for the watermelon.
Step 4: If you have a lighter green paint, put a little on the end of a brush and wipe off any excess, then add uneven stripes around the rim of the watermelon to create the look of the rind.
Ombre DIY pot plants
Step 1: Paint your pot white. This will take a couple of coats, which need to fully dry.
Step 2: Choose your base colour and mix a slightly lighter shade, apply this at the base on long, shallow humped shapes.
Step 3: Wipe your brush off and use sweeping motions to draw your coloured paint up the pot letting the brush dry out to the point of smudging. Don’t worry about being too neat here, it all adds to the effect.
Options: Use your original shade to create smaller humps at different points to create a range of hues.
Geometric Shapes DIY pot plants
Step 1: Paint your base colour. I chose a dark blue to make a set, but you can choose whatever you want.
Step 2: Mask off the sections you want to remain in your base colour, try anything from small sections to taping off everything except one stripe.
Step 3: Apply the paint, from a single metallic hue, to a rainbow of splatters, or even glitter paints.
Step 4: Remove the masking tape to reveal your design.
Unicorns DIY pot plants
Step 1: Paint your pot white.
Step 2: Paint the rim of your pot with glitter paint and paint some rosy cheeks.
Step 3: Use a permanent marker to draw on closed eyes with lashes.
Step 4: Stick some pom poms to the rim of the pot