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Creative diy ideas 1. decorate plant pots

01 February 2015

‘With just a little paint, you can easily transform ordinary plant pots into colourful containers to use anywhere at home.’ Sam Grigg, stylist

View of painted plant pots, used to store paintbrushes and pens, with house plant, books and pack of open cards on white shelf against brick wall background. View of painted plant pots, used to store paintbrushes and pens, with house plant, books and pack of open cards on white shelf against brick wall background. View of painted plant pots, used to store paintbrushes and pens, with house plant, books and pack of open cards on white shelf against brick wall background. View of painted plant pots, used to store paintbrushes and pens, with house plant, books and pack of open cards on white shelf against brick wall background. View of painted plant pots, used to store paintbrushes and pens, with house plant, books and pack of open cards on white shelf against brick wall background. View of painted plant pots, used to store paintbrushes and pens, with house plant, books and pack of open cards on white shelf against brick wall background. View of painted plant pots, used to store paintbrushes and pens, with house plant, books and pack of open cards on white shelf against brick wall background. View of painted plant pots, used to store paintbrushes and pens, with house plant, books and pack of open cards on white shelf against brick wall background. View of painted plant pots, used to store paintbrushes and pens, with house plant, books and pack of open cards on white shelf against brick wall background. View of painted plant pots, used to store paintbrushes and pens, with house plant, books and pack of open cards on white shelf against brick wall background. View of painted plant pots, used to store paintbrushes and pens, with house plant, books and pack of open cards on white shelf against brick wall background. View of painted plant pots, used to store paintbrushes and pens, with house plant, books and pack of open cards on white shelf against brick wall background.
Mixing red acrylic paint in white cup with paint pot. Mixing red acrylic paint in white cup with paint pot. Mixing red acrylic paint in white cup with paint pot. Mixing red acrylic paint in white cup with paint pot. Mixing red acrylic paint in white cup with paint pot. Mixing red acrylic paint in white cup with paint pot. Mixing red acrylic paint in white cup with paint pot. Mixing red acrylic paint in white cup with paint pot. Mixing red acrylic paint in white cup with paint pot. Mixing red acrylic paint in white cup with paint pot. Mixing red acrylic paint in white cup with paint pot. Mixing red acrylic paint in white cup with paint pot.

‘Pour some paint into a pot, then water it down to make it thinner. It’s easier to start with the paint quite thick and make it runnier as you need to – that way, the drips run to different levels.’

Close up woman’s hand painting plant pot. Red paint drips down side of the pot. Close up woman’s hand painting plant pot. Red paint drips down side of the pot. Close up woman’s hand painting plant pot. Red paint drips down side of the pot. Close up woman’s hand painting plant pot. Red paint drips down side of the pot. Close up woman’s hand painting plant pot. Red paint drips down side of the pot. Close up woman’s hand painting plant pot. Red paint drips down side of the pot. Close up woman’s hand painting plant pot. Red paint drips down side of the pot. Close up woman’s hand painting plant pot. Red paint drips down side of the pot. Close up woman’s hand painting plant pot. Red paint drips down side of the pot. Close up woman’s hand painting plant pot. Red paint drips down side of the pot. Close up woman’s hand painting plant pot. Red paint drips down side of the pot. Close up woman’s hand painting plant pot. Red paint drips down side of the pot.

‘Paint the inside of the pot first. Then, start experimenting! Hold the brush on the edge and pull it back so the paint starts dripping down. You can just do a few drips or really go for it.’

Personalise a plant pot. View of woman painting a plant pot with red paint. Personalise a plant pot. View of woman painting a plant pot with red paint. Personalise a plant pot. View of woman painting a plant pot with red paint. Personalise a plant pot. View of woman painting a plant pot with red paint. Personalise a plant pot. View of woman painting a plant pot with red paint. Personalise a plant pot. View of woman painting a plant pot with red paint. Personalise a plant pot. View of woman painting a plant pot with red paint. Personalise a plant pot. View of woman painting a plant pot with red paint. Personalise a plant pot. View of woman painting a plant pot with red paint. Personalise a plant pot. View of woman painting a plant pot with red paint. Personalise a plant pot. View of woman painting a plant pot with red paint. Personalise a plant pot. View of woman painting a plant pot with red paint.

‘Leave the painted pots to dry overnight. You could easily make several in different colours in just one afternoon – they’re great for stationery and utensils, or as gifts.’

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‘Remember, it doesn’t have to look exact or perfect. Plus, if you make a mistake, just wash it off and start again.’

Sam Grigg, stylist