Rhonda B
Rhonda B
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  • Muscatine, IA

Marbling Flower Pots With Spray Paint


I was looking for a way to give an updated look to my terra cotta flower pots that would be easy and cheap. You will need: Flower pots, 3 colors of spray paint and white paint, shallow tub, gloves, and a stick or two. Here is how the project turned out.
marbling flower pots with spray paint, crafts, flowers, gardening, painting
First-paint pot white.
marbling flower pots with spray paint, crafts, flowers, gardening, painting
Second, fill shallow plastic tub halfway with water then spray your first color in water.
marbling flower pots with spray paint, crafts, flowers, gardening, painting
Third, spray the next color into the first color.
marbling flower pots with spray paint, crafts, flowers, gardening, painting
Keep spraying different colors until the surface of the water is mostly covered with paint.
marbling flower pots with spray paint, crafts, flowers, gardening, painting
Next, roll the pot (with a stick inserted to hold it) on the surface of the water. Make it a continuous roll if possible. Use another stick or your finger to roll it.
marbling flower pots with spray paint, crafts, flowers, gardening, painting
When it is completely covered lift it out then hang it up to dry (I use the stick for this).
marbling flower pots with spray paint, crafts, flowers, gardening, painting
Here it is drying:-)
marbling flower pots with spray paint, crafts, flowers, gardening, painting
It is really easy to do-visit my blog for instructions.
Happy planting!

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6 questions
  • Pco2195355
    on Feb 22, 2016

    What kind of paint do you use?

    • Rhonda B
      on Mar 8, 2016

      I apologize I did not respond earlier! To answer your question I used Rustoleum 2 in 1 spray paint-but any good quality spray paint would work just as well. Good luck!

    • Ica4509330
      on May 18, 2016

      What a wonderful IDEA!!! Thanks for sharing. Your talent

    • Christine Dwyer
      on Sep 5, 2016

      Water based or oil based paint?

    • Brenda Warren
      on Nov 17, 2016

      That's just beautiful!!! Love it. I am doing it right now. Thank you so much. Beautiful!!!!

    • Kar6616395
      on Jul 22, 2017

      It has to be oil paint or it will mix with the water

    • Tula
      on Sep 27, 2017

      So acrylic paints are good, right?

  • Christine Dwyer
    on Sep 5, 2016

    Water or oil based paint?

    • Andrew B. Middleton
      on Sep 12, 2016

      This is a similar method to the one used by bookbinders of old to make marbled papers. Instead of keeping the patterns of the colours on paper, this method uses pots to pick up the swirling colours! It would have to be oil paints.

    • Jud7872415
      on Jul 4, 2017

      I'm going to use Rustoleum paints. They're made for outside items and it comes in a lot of colors.
  • Pamela Robertson
    on Jul 9, 2017

    Is it possible to do this technique on other materials ie plastic , wooden or metal pots?

  • Tula
    on Sep 27, 2017

    So acrylic paints are good, right?
  • Viola
    on Sep 27, 2017

    can it be done with plastic plant pots?
    • Jeanette
      on Feb 16, 2018

      Use the spray paints made for plastic . Have done this for 20years
  • Mej Moody
    on May 20, 2018

    Can that be done to a wall?

    • Patsy47
      on Mar 22, 2019

      how can you SPIN a wall??

    • Linda Wade
      on Mar 23, 2019

      Maybe wet a paint roller and apply the paint in different swirls and roll it on. I guess you would have to rinse the roller each time.

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  • Charlie Oullette
    on Mar 30, 2019

    Definitely gonna try this!

  • Ann Smith Warren
    on May 15, 2019

    You say to visit your blog for more details on this project but you don’t give a link or any way for us to know where to find your blog. 🤦‍♀️🥺

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