May 06

Mother’s Day Craft: Painted Flower Pots

Painted Flower Pots

Painted Flower Pots

Since Mother’s Day is only a few days away, I thought that I would post one final craft that you can do with your kids. I actually thought of these when I was at the grocery store and I was passing the flower department.  There were small terracotta pots with paint brushes and paint sold in little paint your own flower pot kits.  This is a great idea and you can either buy the kit or simply grab the items yourself.

What you will need:

  • Terracotta pot (try to go with a lighter terracotta so you won’t need to apply as much paint to cover up the pot)
  • Acrylic paint (you can buy it at the dollar store or you may have some handy since you have been doing some of the crafts I have already listed)
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint Brushes
  • spray sealer

What you will need to do:

  1. Clean off the terracotta pot and sand the rough spots and bumps.
  2. Have your child paint the terracotta pot.  You can do just about anything with them.  One suggestion, however; is to apply a base coat to the pot prior to actually painting on the designs.  Make sure you allow the paint to dry completely between coats
  3. Allow the pot to air dry.  This usually takes a few hours but it is better to give it a full day  before you finish it off.
  4. Spray the outside and inside of the terracotta pot.  Usually you will need about 2 to 3 layers.
  5. Wrap and give to mom.

To add a little bit more to this gift, you can place a plant in the pot and not only will you have a beautiful gift for mom, but you’ll have the flowers to go with it.

Sirena Van Schaik

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