Here Are 10 Gorgeous Designer Tricks for Your Dollar Store Pots


You know these cheap Dollar Store flower pots?
via Kristin @[url=http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/sprucing-up-the-yard-with-upcycled-dollar-store-planters/]My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia[/url]
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

Photo via [url=http://www.thepaletteblog.com/blog/painted-garden-pots/]The Palette[/url]
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

Photo via Ann @[url=http://makethebestofthings.blogspot.co.il/2015/03/pallet-wood-planter-covers-diy-part-1.html]Make the Best of Things[/url]
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

Photo via Carolyn @[url=http://www.carolynshomework.com/2013/01/show-tell-french-herb-pots-and-cha-wrap.html]Homework[/url]
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

via Kristin @[url=http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/sprucing-up-the-yard-with-upcycled-dollar-store-planters/]My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia[/url]
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

Photo via Barb @[url=http://www.everydayhomeblog.com/2015/05/how-to-make-sand-covered-pots.html]The Everyday Home[/url]
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

Photo via Robin @[url=http://www.allthingsheartandhome.com/2013/04/transferring-images-onto-terra-cotta-flower-pots/]All Things Heart & Home[/url]
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

Project via April @[url=http://housebyhoff.blogspot.co.il/2013/05/rope-wrapped-painted-terra-cotta.html]House by Hoff[/url]
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

Project via Aniko @[url=http://placeofmytaste.com/2015/03/decoupaged-terra-cotta-pots.html]Place of My Taste[/url]
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

Project via Christine @[url=http://www.thecrafty-woman.com/2014/02/party-with-michaels-and-hometalkcom.html]The Crafty Woman[/url]
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

Project via Chelsea @[url=http://www.makinghomebase.com/spring-decor-stamped-mini-pots/]Making Home Base[/url]
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!
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  • Linda Dodson
    on May 14, 2017

    Which Dollar Store are you referring to? I am having a hard time findings these at a Dollar Store.
  • Mary M Braunlich
    on May 24, 2018

    For the rustic pallet project, when you say "nail" on the pallets to the plastic pot, are you referring to Liquid Nails?


  • Jds8045755
    on Jul 30, 2019

    When you apply the napkins with mod podge, won't it come off when

    the pot gets wet?

    Do you apply the napkin with something else that is water proof?

    Thanks

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  • Toudjidoum Meurdé joel
    on Dec 4, 2018

    I would know if this project is in relate with project which is tending to acheive.

    Obviously it consists of building the kids'English learning center.

  • Northwest BRRR
    on Jan 30, 2019

    I bet you thought of leakage right. I would put hot wax over each nail hole to seal it. I so like all your great ideas keep them coming BRRR freeing here in the Great North West Ontario

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