Such Pretty Faces

A Space to Relate and Create

If you find joy in me babbling about nothing and everything all in one, you should TOTALLY ask me about my plants.

If I need something big to happen, I go buy a plant as sort of a ongoing meditation prayer type thing. All of them have names, and they all get weekly sponge baths because I am a diligent plant mother.

Like any mom of multiples, I have to take care not to blow my budget on their needs though, ya know? Not everyone can have a hand thrown home to live in. Some of them need to find joy in a plain terra cotta pot.

One problem: I don’t like to look at plain pots. Problem Solved: I love a DIY project.

For this project you will need:

  • Terra Cotta Pot
  • White Paint
  • Black Paint
  • A Quarter or an Essential Oil bottle to trace
  • A pencil
  • A paint brush
  • a permanent marker
  • Spray Sealant

First things first, Lay your paint base down. For me, I decided that this pot would be a nod to Kate Spade and her traditional patterns. Why? Because Polka Dots make me Happy.

Once that dries completely, paint the inside lip so that no terra cotta will be staring at you from the inside.

NOW, use your circle to make dots. Since the pot is larger at the top than the bottom, I decided to do a row of polka dots evenly spaced in the middle of the pot, from there I eyeballed polka dots in lines above and below it and traced them all with my pencil.

Next, Sharpie the circles. I do this because my written hand is smoother than my paint hand. The edges will look cleaner and be more forgiving. I do NOT fill in the whole circle, because I am attempting to paint to the line and too much exposed sharpie will run when you spray clear coat over it.

Now fill in those circles with black paint! Once finished, allow to dry completely and then spray with clearcoat and dry again for 4 hours or overnight.

Behold! A plant mom home on a shoestring budget. This project all in clocks in at $5 if you don’t count the plant. Isn’t it Lovely?

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