Yes, I disappeared for a few days. I blame it on the Sinus headache and Taxes. I’m finally able to breathe again (thank you DayQuil/NyQuil Sinux) and my taxes are DONE!! Oh yeah, it’s been a real party over here for the past few days. I promise better posting in the coming days, but in the meantime I need to follow up on a project I told you about the other day.
A few days ago I shared with you about the cork heart that I made for my front door post.
In addition to the heart, I also decorated some cheap garden pots to follow the same purple/pink color theme.
My poor front door post needs a new coat of paint. Apparently my neighbors celebrated New Years with silly string. I noticed it a few days later, all over my porch. It would have been nice if they tried to clean it up or just let me know, that stuff is like glue. I was able to get a lot of it off, but there is some permanently adhered to the post.
Transforming the pot was easy.
Collect your supplies.
- Cheap plastic garden pot and saucers
- Puffy Paint
- Spray Paint
I purchased these plastic garden pots/saucers at Home depot for about $2 each.
Using the Puffy Paint, I added rows of dots on each pot. I used a pencil line as a guide which made it easier to keep the lines straight.
One the puffy paint had fully dried, I spray painted the smaller pot a Satin White using some leftover spray paint I had on hand. I used a glossy purple for the larger pot.
To keep the pot from sticking to the saucer I let them dry for 24 hours, then I dropped in a potted plant. Yes, I admit I’m somewhat lazy, I didn’t actually pot the plant. I put the pot in a pot. (I need to stop giving away my secrets…)
I think they turned out quite well and I can see using these throughout the year.
Project Cost Breakdown (Finished Front Door Design):
Plastic Pots/Saucers (Home Depot) = $6
Cork Heart (Tutorial Here) = $0
Pink & White Plants (Already Owned) = $0
Bell Wreath (Already Owned) = $0
White Spray Paint (Already Owned) = $0
Purple Gloss Spray Paint (Home Depot) = $4
Total Project Cost: $10