I am willing spring to come with this project. Willing the cold cold cold air of yesterday to go away and the warmth that we enjoyed just on Monday to return. Living in the Tennessee valley, you literally never know what the weather may bring.
And now, I just realized I sound like an old man talking about the weather.
Let’s move on to the snazzy painted planter pots, shall we?
I actually made these toward the end of last summer. Thus why, when you see the images, it’s all bright and sunny. However, when I went to post them, the weather had quickly changed and I decided it would be best to wait – so here they are now, getting thrown into internet land along with a little wish for spring.
Snazzy Painted Planter Pots
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Materials & Supplies Needed:
- Basic Planters in Your Choice of Size (I used larger ones because I needed to transfer my fiddle leaf figs to bigger pots. You can use whatever size though.)
- Spray Paint – I used this gold, but once more, go with whatever floats your boat.
- FrogTape® Multi-Surface 0.94″ size
- FrogTape® Multi-Surface 1.88″ size
- Craft Knife
To make the planter that has vertical triangles that meet in the middle, start by creating the pattern below with the smaller width FrogTape®.
I didn’t really measure on these much, just eyeballed it.
Next, you will want to use your craft knife to trim up all the edges of the tape.
For the largest triangle, you will want to cut out the section where the triangles meet as shown below.
Begin creating the same pattern as you did at the top, except on the bottom of the pot now.
After you have created the pattern, tape off the surrounding area of the planter with the larger width FrogTape®.
Use your fingernail to firmly adhere the FrogTape® edges to the planter.
For the other planter, simply place six strips of the 0.94″ FrogTape® on the side of the planter in triangle formations as shown below.
Even up your edges with a craft knife and tape off the rest of the planter with the 1.88″ FrogTape®.
Use your fingernail to firmly apply pressure to all the edges of the FrogTape® to create a good seal.
Spray paint your designs.
After your last coat of spray paint (I did two coats), immediately remove the FrogTape®.
Let the planters fully dry, then fill them with your favorite plants.
Instead of paying $50 a pop, you’ve spent about $15 per planter.
Not too shabby.
Now, come on spring!!
Do you have any great pattern ideas for planters?
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