11 Dec DIY painted pot
In a household of artists and DIY fans, paint is found in many spots around my home. Naturally there are acrylics and watercolours that feature in the many artworks, sometimes there’s fingerpaint in the fridge, and there’s a stash of paint languishing on the shelves in other spots. A quick look around recently uncovered wall paint sample pots as I search for that perfect white and shades of nail polish for our home beauty salons that are now past their best date.
If you have corners of your home filled with little bits of leftover polish and paint too, this DIY painted pot idea is a fun way to clear out some of that paint. You could make a cute little Christmas present in the process!
What you’ll need
* a poinsettia plant
* a terracotta pot that fits your poinsettia
* nail polish
Step #1 :: After giving your terracotta pot a wipe over to make sure there’s no dust or dirt on it, you’ll start painting. We grabbed a tin of leftover interior wall paint and painted the outside first, popped on a second coat once it was dry, then did the same on the inside of the pot.
Step #2 :: Once your pot is completely dry, it’s time to decorate – fun! For this bit, simply use the brush already in the nail polish bottle to make little dots around your pot and the base. For added sparkle, we went back over some of the red dots with the glitter nail polishes.
Step #3 :: Once it’s completely dry, it’s time to plant your poinsettia in the pot.
Voila! In three simple steps, your cute Christmas gift is complete!