Here Are 10 Gorgeous Designer Tricks for Your Dollar Store Pots

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by Hometalk Highlights

You know these cheap Dollar Store flower pots?

via Kristin @My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

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 The Palette

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 @Make the Best of Things

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 @Homework

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 @My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

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 @The Everyday Home

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 @All Things Heart & Home

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 @House by Hoff

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 @Place of My Taste

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 @The Crafty Woman

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 @Making Home Base

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!

Share these with fellow thrifty gardeners!


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  • Mary M Braunlich 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 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

  • Nicole Nicole on Aug 04, 2020

    Can you please explain in a little more detail how you applied the chalk paint to give the pots that patina look? Are you using more than one color?

    Thank you,

    Nicole

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