Crafts & Creativity

DIY: Striped Pots

DIY: Striped Pots

Add a special touch to your garden pots! 

This weekend I went for a walk to one of the bazaars near my house, I love these places because they are always interesting, you can find thousands of useful things, when I get to go I look for things that not only I like but  I can also change and reuse at home.

This time the goal was to find some pots for my sansevieras I just bought. Pots are expensive in many places, especially if you’re looking for some particular design, texture or some style, personally I would rather go to the bazaar and see what I can find.

The sanseviera is one of my favorite plants, I love their shape, texture and above all it is very easy to maintain (easy is always good). The sanseviera has good memories of Mexico and my mother’s garden, for those beginners in growing plants or with very little time to care for a plant, sanseviera is an excellent choice.

I found three buckets could be used as pots, I loved the idea that they were identical, so I bought them.

DIY: Striped Pots

First I made some holes underneath with a nail and hammer so water can get out when watering, another option is to place a plastic container inside the metal pot and to prevent rust, for me this is not really a problem.

DIY: Striped Pots

DIY: Striped Pots

I designed a color pattern for the pots to give them a special touch, I made lines with a multisurface tape before painting.

I love lines because they are simple, fun and look very chic, if you want to try something different feel free to do it, try circles, diamonds, flowers, hearts, etc..

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DIY: Striped Pots

Use a metal spray, I used a bronze tone on the copper layer that was already on the pots. I used a spray paint with a brushed metallic finish called  “Oil Rubbed Bronze.”

TIP. I prefer to combine bronze and copper or silver and gold, the change between tones is not too drastic and mistakes are easily covered.

PLEASE NOTE! If you use the spray only for a few seconds the finish will be a few sparkles or glitter on the original tone below it, if you paint more and give it a second pass, you will completely cover the base color. It all depends on what you want it to look like.

Remove the tape.

DIY: Striped Pots

In exterior areas the sun highlighted the bronze finish giving a shine that looks great.

DIY: Striped Pots

When I finished painting I let the pots dry for 10 minutes before I start planting the sansevieras.

I made a group of three pots with two different designs for the entrance to my house and I love it!

DIY: Striped Pots

I hope you enjoy it! – xoxo Elba

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