Decorate Your Planters With a Paint Pen Makeover

4 Materials
1 Hour

Here's a great project idea! Rather than buy new planters to get a fresh new look in the house for spring, I decided to try and revamp some old dull ones with acrylic paint and some new paint pens. This brown earthy stoneware one is a good strong pot and nice big size that looked like it was screaming out for a bit of colour and new design!

Old plantpot

I begin by painting the whole pot in dark green acrylic paint .

Painting the pot green

I let the two coats of green dry then use an acrylic paint pen in black to draw my flower designs on surface. The paint pens are super nice to work with and glide easily over the surface.

Draw design with black paint pens

I fill in with some bright yellow outlines now to give bright contrast.

Painting yellow detail on pot

I keep adding highlights and a few dots here and there till I feel happy I’ve got the look I desire.

I leave to dry.

wow what a transformation and ready now for this gorgeous green Yucca plant to live in!

decorated planter makeover with pain pens

I hope you like it as much as I do!

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1 question
  • Moonlight
    on Mar 19, 2019

    Ken this type of paint work on plastic containers . If not what can you recommend ,Thank you

    • Kathryn Flannery
      on Mar 22, 2019

      Spray paint!!!! Rustolium or - my favorite- Krylon!!😃😃 it can be used in pretty much everything😁 metal, glass, ceramic, terra-cotta, plastic. They even make a clear coat to seal and protect your paint job for outdoor planters🥰

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  • Vivian Murillo
    on Mar 29, 2019

    great project looks fantastic gonna update my planters thanks for idea

    • Susan Goode
      on Mar 30, 2019

      I'm so glad you feel inspired. I love to see how you transform yours.

  • Cathie
    on Apr 23, 2019

    Quick question, I just your project about painting planter pots, do you put any kind of sealer over the paint?

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