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DIY Painted Ceramic Pot Gift | Great Handmade Gift Idea!

DIY Painted Ceramic Pot Gift | Great Handmade Gift Idea!

When there is a special occasion coming up, you can buy someone a gift, or personalize one when you make it yourself. The following is a tutorial for hand-painting and personalizing a ceramic terra cotta pot for that special someone. In our case, this was for my daughter's special kindergarten teacher at the end of the school year. But, this would make a fantastic gift anytime for a teacher, a gardener, a mom, dad or grandparent, or just someone who loves flowers and plants!

DIY Painted Ceramic Pot Gift

Here is what you need:

  • A ceramic terra-cotta pot (the one we used was around 8" which you can find on Amazon right here)
  • Painters tape
  • A pencil and eraser
  • White Golden Acrylic Fluid paint found on Amazon here
  • A fine tipped paintbrush for hand lettering
  • Krylon Clear Matte Finish varnish (low odor) found here (on Amazon -for a really great price I might add!)
  • Potting soil
  • Flowers, herbs or vegetables to fill the pot with
  • Any cute accents you would like to add (we will talk about that at the end of this article)

DIY Painted ceramic pot gift

Here is what you do:

1. Tape off the area you want to write on with painters tape. This is especially useful if you have a little one like I did making this for somebody. I sectioned off each word to make sure it was spaced properly for her writing.

DIY Painted ceramic pot gift

2. Use a pencil to write out each word. I say a pencil because if you make a mistake, you can erase it just like you would on paper!

DIY Painted ceramic pot gift

DIY Painted ceramic pot gift

3. Use your fine tip paint brush and paint over each word with your white Golden Fluid acrylic paint. You may need to go over each word twice in some areas. Let the paint dry for a few hours.

DIY Painted ceramic pot gift

DIY Painted ceramic pot gift

4. Once your paint dries, you can use the varnish spray to seal the words. This step is optional and is totally up to you, but it would ensure the words don't flake off over time with weather exposure. Please keep in mind, this is pretty foul-smelling so head outside to spray! Also, let cure for at least 24 hours before adding soil or flowers, and only spray the outside of the pot.

5. Choose the flowers, herbs or vegetables you would like to add to the pot! I chose some yellow Gaillardias which are in the sunflower family. This was a gift for a teacher so I thought yellow was appropriate :)

 

DIY Painted ceramic pot gift

6. Put your flowers in the pot and fill in the sides and spaces with potting soil and give them a bit of water.

DIY Painted ceramic pot gift

7. Embellish your flower pot with any accents you think would look nice! I love adding a bit of sparkle to things, so this gold sparkly butterfly was just perfect. You can add things such as little fairy ornaments, self-watering bulbs, solar lights (those ones are my fave design and are a warm white light!) or anything thing else (all the ones we mentioned were found on Amazon)!

We found some other pretty cute accessories on Amazon right here if you want to get some ideas!

DIY Painted ceramic pot gift

DIY Painted ceramic pot gift

Voila! What a beautiful DIY gift for someone!! We gave this to a kindergarten teacher in our lives. You can get more teacher gift ideas in our article, Best Gift Ideas for Teachers. We also think this would make an amazing gift for a gardener! But again, you could head over to our article Best Gifts For Gardeners too!

DIY Painted ceramic pot gift

We also have a variety of our own really cute cards you can print right from your printer, including thank you printablesMother's Day cards and more! Be sure to have a look at our super cute selection.

Thank you printables

We hope you enjoyed reading about DIY hand-painted ceramic and terra cotta pots and hope we have sparked some creativity and ideas for you! Be sure to PIN this article to your crafty Pinterest board for future reference. We'd appreciate that!

DIY hand painted terra cotta pots

Have a fruitful day :)




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