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Here Are 10 Gorgeous Designer Tricks for Your Dollar Store Pots

You know these cheap Dollar Store flower pots?
Instead of plopping your plants down into dull plastic pots, give your containers a dazzling designer upgrade, with these 8 gorgeous ideas from brilliant Hometalkers!

1. Antique your plastic pots

Wish you had a secret cottage garden of your own? Add century-old English garden pieces to your porch, by transforming ordinary plastic pots from the Dollar Store with just a bit of chalk paint!

2. Nail on slats of pallet wood

If you've got a crush on rustic decor, you'll LOVE this! The middle step might look a little scary, but the result is amazing!

3. Spray paint a faux French patina

Looking for some tres magnifique dressing for your mantel or windowsill? Change the look of any cheap pot (even some unattractive finds, like these), with a pearly, French style makeover.

4. Paint a stoney finish

If your garden's full of brick details and stoney ornaments, paint your pots to match, with this clever upgrade.

5. Cover the surface with sand

Are you a coastal decor addict? Us too! Cover a stack of .99 cent terra cotta pots in grainy sand, and top them off with pretty shells.

6. Paste on graphic transfers

If you're head over heels for terra cotta, it's time to step up your game, by printing or digging out your favorite graphic, and transferring the image to your flower pots.

7. Wrap your pots with rope

Does your outdoor dining area need a drop more interest? These rope wrapped planters are an easy way to add some texture to cheap terra cotta pots!

8. Decoupage pots in paper napkins

Raid the leftovers from your last cocktail party and reuse those pretty paper napkins to update a set of small pots.

9. Gild a pattern across the front

If you're a modern design guru, these pastel painted pots lined with golden shapes are the $3 decoration your home is begging for.

10. Stamp it with a message

Whether you're an admirer of miniature decor or not, you've probably just had your heart stolen by these little flower pots with stamped summertime messages. Think of all the sweet phrases you can add to yours!
Which designer pots will you add to your garden this summer? Let us know how you're decorating your own!

Got a question about this project?

  • Jim W Jones Jr
    Jim W Jones Jr Atlanta, GA

    THESE ARE JUST THAT......ideas.....I thank this person for what they are trying to do, no one said they were foolproof, these are just being given so that you can be creative with dollar store pots.

  • Leoneyross

    Fabulous ideas and very do-able, thank you

  • Subha
    Subha Aliso Viejo, CA

    Love them all.

  • Catpainter
    Catpainter Sonoma, CA

    You don't have to buy special paint to antique your plastic pots. Just use leftover latex house paint. My house was gray-blue and I wiped on paint and ragged off until I got an antique look. Used some of my acrylic artist paints in moss greens and

    • Kelli
      Kelli Clallam Bay, WA

      @Catpainter Good idea. I have sooo much paint I'd like to use up. Thanks for adding this.

  • Elaine
    Elaine Canada

    I agree, Catpainter - I'm amazed at the number of people who think they have to buy "special" paints for all these various craft ideas. One can achieve amazing results from just playing around with those Dollar store craft paints!! (To me, that's

  • User

    É só ter criatividade, com as tintas, decoupage e etc...

  • MaeGatineau

    I painted some dollar store pots with leftover paint from my kitchen and a few with leftover pain i used on my stairs than sprayed them with clear spray to protect them spray again in the fall

  • Patty Scott
    Patty Scott Katy, TX

    I have never seen that sized pots at the dollar store. The biggest I have found is a gallon maybe if that. Love the ideas. Just wish our dollar store sold that size. :(

  • Linda fyffe
    Linda fyffe Henderson, KY

    you can buy paint at any habitat store plus brushes helps habitat for a future home for a family

  • Anita Gordon Palmer

    I bought these Tipsy pot polls in Intercourse, PA. Took some old terracotta pots and painted them.

  • Matty watts
    Matty watts Gracemont, OK

    I bought 4 at the DG store early spring .

    WANDA San Antonio, TX

    Same here no pots this size. Rather big Terra cotta pots. Love these pots.

    WANDA San Antonio, TX

    The plastic pots do not last to long in the hot Texas sun.

  • Angelofmerci40

    I think this is a marvelous idea, can't wait to try it

  • Ronald Rat

    brilliant creative ideas thank you

  • 4evanaggin

    I just want to say that although I am a city girl, born and raised I love my south and southwestern neighbors
    These Ideas are so awesome, mostly in NYC its concreat but I love plants and greenery and maaking my surroundings feel outdoorsy.

  • Dara
    Dara Milledgeville, IL

    много ми харесват вашите идеи,благодаря

  • Sherry H.
    Sherry H. Valdosta, GA

    Using a drill make a hole on 2 sides of your pot. Find or buy some rope, brown or colored. Take a end of your rope going from the outside through and tie a knot, tight. Now do the other side, tie knot. If you want to paint do this first, spray paint

  • Debthoms955

    Numbers 5-10 looked like clay pots...... Were they all plastic pots from $ store?

  • Louis.hargrove
    Louis.hargrove Murfreesboro, TN

    yes its just the first of april here so it will be a summer project

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