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How To Spray Paint Terra Cotta Clay Flower Pots

How to spray paint terra cotta clay flower pots using various colors of paint. Apply painter’s tape to the pots to make graphic designs.

I painted three pots, and each of them is unique. Today is Thrift Store Decor Tour Day so let’s start the tour….

pots for project Petticoat Junktion

This is my collection of terra cotta pots. I bought the standard ones at Walmart. The straight-sided pots came from my favorite junk shop and I like them the best. They were also cheaper at $1 each.

spray paint to paint terracotta clay pots

I found two summery spray paint colors on my shelf, Rustoleum Aqua and Rustoleum Seaside.

recycle belts for terracotta pot handles

You always need an added element to pump up a project. I wasn’t sure if I would use the sisal rope or the belt or nothing at all on the pots but I was prepared.

flower pot of flowers bought at 400 mile yard sale

I also had the pot of artificial flowers I bought at the 400 mile yard sale in June for $2.

spray paint terracotta flower pots with two colors

I first sprayed one pot with the aqua color then before it was dry I sprayed the seaside color on the pot very lightly and not all over. It is difficult to see in the photo because the effect is very subtle.

distress spray paint

Once the paint was completely dry I used a sandpaper sponge to distress the pot lightly.

use painters tape on clay flower pots to make a design before painting

For the second pot, I applied painter’s tape to the top in order to achieve a two-tone effect.

spray paint pots using two paint colors (2)

I sprayed the two paint colors on this pot also.

paint a large flower pot using spray paint

For the larger pot, I went wild and just added painter’s tape willy-nilly to make simple graphic designs.

yellow spray paint for flower pots

Then I decided I needed a third paint color. I sprayed the pot yellow then sprayed a little of the other two colors on the pot.

spray painted terracotta flower pots

The pots are unique and the colors are gorgeous. But now we need a little something else.

how to recycle belts and make handles for flower pots using hot glue

The middle size pot got “belt handles.” I used hot glue to adhere them to the pot.

clay flower pot with recycled belt handles

The turquoise or aqua color and the clay color are a nice contrast.

paint flower pots and make designs using painters tape

I filled the pots with artificial flowers because my potted Summer flowers are looking pretty pitiful. The heat has got to them too.

paint terracotta pots turquoise and green

I love the little flower pots. They would look great displayed as they are without being filled with flowers!

small and large terracotta flower pots spray painted

And they look good with artificial flowers. The large pot where I applied painter’s tape and used three paint colors is really eye-catching.

how to spray paint a clay flowerr pot

Artificial flowers are my favorite because I don’t have to worry with watering them.

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You guys know most of my flower pots are upcycled pieces. Sometimes they are just old junky things, but still fun. So the painted pots are out of the ordinary for me.pair of painted clay pots for flowers

The painted terra cotta pots also look nice stacked.

how to spray paint a terra cotta pot

One last look at the large pot filled with faux hydrangeas, my favorite flowers. And now it’s time to take the Thrift Store Decor Tour. It’s a short tour today because of vacations, family issues, etc. Take the tour by clicking the text links below the “before makeovers” photo collage…

thrift store finds before the makeover

Thrift Store Decor Tour….
Laundry Pod Storage – Domestically Speaking
Small Vintage Mirror Makeover – My Repurposed Life
Spray Painted Terra Cotta Clay Pots – Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
Metal Garden Decor – Shop At Blu

spray paint clay flower pots
As always, thanks for being here, Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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