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DIY Plant Pots

Patio Paint Outdoor™

DIY Plant Pots
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DIY Plant Pots

designed by Crimson Duvall

Transform plain old flower pots into bright outdoor décor with Patio Paint Outdoor™ .

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Patio Paint Outdoor™

  • Blue Bahama (DCP63)
  • Citrus Green (DCP25)
  • Cloud White (DCP14)
  • Fuchsia (DCP42)
  • Lime Zest (DCP94)
  • Marigold (DCP57)
  • Tiger Lily Orange (DCP36)

Other supplies

  • scissors
  • liner brush
  • masking tape
  • medium flat brush
  • pencil (black or light-colored)
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • planters (various sizes and shapes)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Buy some plain flower pots (terracotta or ceramic) or find some old pots to upcycle. (TIP: Choose cool, modern shaped pots to really emphasize this contemporary design.) Use the provided inspiration patterns to plan your design. The colors chosen are very bright and cheerful, perfect for a spring porch.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the entire surfaces of the pots with Cloud White.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use masking tape to help achieve straight lines around the pots.
    Step 2 Example
  4. For scallop accents on some of the pots, trace the provided template onto the pot with a pencil or light colored pencil.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint the scallop areas with Fuchsia. (TIP: Flat brushes are best to use when you need a crisp line of paint.) Paint the inside of the scallop pot with Lime Zest. Remove the masking tape. Add another layer of masking tape to create a line to paint in Blue Bahama. Remove the tape and allow to dry.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint the bottom edge with Marigold. (I painted the feet with Citrus Green.) Using a liner brush, paint accents with Tiger Lily Orange and Cloud White. Paint the top part of pot with Cloud White.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Cut out and trace the provided rainbow shape onto another pot for a trendy patio accent. Paint around the arc shape with Tiger Lily Orange and the interior of the pot with Blue Bahama.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Paint the layers of the rainbow with Lime Zest, Fuchsia, and Blue Bahama. Allow to dry. Paint Cloud White accents with a liner brush.
    Step 7 Example
  9. For another modern porch pot idea, add colorful lines of paint in a retro design pattern of stripes with limited colors. Start by drawing on a 90 degree angled pattern of lines with a pencil. Paint the top color Marigold using a flat brush.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Paint the next stripes with Citrus Green and then Tiger Lily Orange. Allow to dry. (TIP: Add a drop of Cloud White to Citrus Green for a more opaque look for the last coat of paint.) Paint outer areas and line accents with Cloud White.
    Step 9 Example
  11. This flower pot refresh is perfect for any spring outdoor décor. Add the pots to other DIY front porch décor to liven up your space.
    Step 10 Example