Create faux French Herb Pots from dollar store pots

With a few coats of craft paint, you can change the look of any pot. Use pots you have on hand or buy some discount or dollar store pots. Choose a color to match your decor and paint a rim in metallic paint. Add embellishments or a stencil design. Finish with a pearl coat or glossy finish and enjoy!

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3 questions
  • Jan
    on May 1, 2016

    are the pots ceramic or plastic? I don't have a dollar store where I live and I would love to do your pots. Did you varnish at the end?

    • Carolyn ~ homework
      Carolyn ~ homework
      on May 2, 2016

      The pots are ceramic. I did coat each pot with clear spray varnish to protect them from water.

  • Rossiland Ruiz
    Rossiland Ruiz
    on Apr 29, 2019

    how was this project done?

  • Cindy DiPlacido
    Cindy DiPlacido
    on May 26, 2020

    where did you find the stencil? or how did you accomplish this?

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  • Sweet Papaya Creative
    Sweet Papaya Creative
    on Mar 22, 2013

    I really think these would make a back deck pop with color

  • Judithcausey
    on Apr 2, 2017

    After Easter last year, my grocery store had plastic baskets marked 75% off. I got all they had to spray paint for my kitchen & bathroom. Not that mine look at all like the ones depicted. Would love a video of that painting technique
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