Painted Planter Pot

5 Materials
2 Hours

Learn how to update a flower pot with paint. You can give your old outdated planter pots an update with a little of paint and inspiration! Just to note, All of the supplies I used where already on hand, so this project cost me $0. Happy dance for budget friendly projects!

Gather Supplies

Gather all of your supplies including:

Outdated Flower Pots


Paint Brushes

Water-Based Polycrylic (if you want to seal the pot)

Painter's Tape (if you want to make straight lines)

Inspiration (from Pinterest or another source)

Paint Base Color

Start by painting your base color - you will most likely need two or three coats of your base color paint to have a good coverage. Allow paint to dry between coats to avoid peeling or smearing paint.

Paint Design onto Flower Pot

Using one to two different colors to paint a desired design onto flower pot. Allow to dry (again to avoid smearing paint)

If you so desire (especially if you used chalk paint) You can also add a a couple of coats of water-based Polycrylic in light coats to seal the paint.

Add Plant

Add your plants and place out to display! Enjoy your freshly updated, budget friendly project!

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  • Ticia Ticia on Jun 22, 2020

    Very inspiring; I have very large plastic or perhaps they are some form of poly styrene which currently are beige and have plants in them. the planters themselves have an algae on portions of them so how should I treat that or clean them up prior to painting them? Any idea? Also, I had large plaster frogs which were painted last year and then sprayed with the polycrylic to keep them from fading and while they didn't fade, they did lose pieces where it seems the paint peeled. I don't want that to happen to the pots once I work on them. Any suggestions? TIA


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  • Brenda Horton Brenda Horton on Jun 22, 2020

    Amazing job. I have several pots that the paint actually peeled off. Now I can restore them. Thank you for your inspiration. Love it.

  • Kathryn Kathryn on Mar 22, 2021

    Your planters turned out really nice! I'm glad I ran across your post. I'm going to be doing it This week. Have a great 2021!