Flowery Front Door Decor Using Plastic Pots

3 Materials
4 Hours
Are you planning on doing some planting this spring and summer? Don't toss those utilitarian [aka: ugly] nursery pots that flowers, bushes and vines come in. With a good cleaning and some paint, turn them into fun and bright flowery front door decor.

Using your scissors, cut a slit from top to bottom. About halfway down, begin to cut across the pot. You should end up with two pieces.

Take the bottom part of the pot and cut small, downward slits around the circumference. Fold down these slits to make a flower. Cut leaf shapes from the remaining top part of the flower pot.

Once cleaned, use paints designed for adhering to plastic and add color to these formerly ugly black pots. Once dry, layout the flowers onto a piece of chicken wire and secure each piece with some floral wire.

Fold down the ends of the chicken wire so you don't scratch yourself or worse, scratch your front door! Insert a ribbon and hang.

For other thrifty gardening ideas, check out this DIY idea: ageing plastic pots.
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  • Nancy Gattone Nancy Gattone on May 29, 2016
    I don't understand how to attach the flower with floral wire without it showing through center of the pot.

  • Doris Doris on May 29, 2016
    When making the ugly flower pots how do you attach the chicken wire to the pots we need pictures showing how to attach them

  • Joey emerson Joey emerson on Oct 28, 2020

    Good morning! I have just started my first flower and I’m stuck on the leaf part, how should I cut those out? Thank you

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  • Socorro Martinez Socorro Martinez on Jul 22, 2018

    Sooo cute! I just recycled about 10 of these pots in various sizes because my tiny garden table was overflowing... Darn now I'll have to start collecting again. Lol

  • Jeannie wallace Jeannie wallace on Aug 01, 2018

    OMG this is so cute and so pretty and I so would never have thought of doing this with those horrible black pots. This is so dang awesome. I will try something like this absolutely for sure. Thank you so very much for sharing your amazing flower idea. It's fabulous.