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DIY: Rainbow Doormat

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DIY: Rainbow Doormat (Como hacer un tapete arco iris) | Live Colorful

A few weeks back I painted the doormats I bought for the terrace and entrance using different colors to make them look like rainbows.

MATERIALS:

You just need a semicircular doormat, acrylic paint and an angular brush.

DIY: Rainbow Doormat (Como hacer un tapete arco iris) | Live Colorful

STEPS:

  1. First, mark the area to paint and fill each area with color.
    Pro tip: blotch rather than stoke if your mat is very stiff like mine.
  2. Wait until the paint dries completely. I waited 24 hours before I started using it.

The acrylic paint dries and gets a consistency similar to plastic. I have been using the doormats for a few weeks and the color is still vibrant and looks great.

DIY: Pour Painting Flower Pots

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I love this! Pour Painting Flower Pots (Macetas con pintura escurridiza) | Live Colorful

I wanted to pour paint terra-cotta pots since I saw this pin the other day. I finally got to do it and it was so much fun!

I painted a base color on all pots, and then I poured a hot pink paint layer on the top. The paint dripped and got everywhere making fun looking shapes. I really love the contrast between colors, so if you decide to try this for your garden, you should totally use contrasting colors so the layer on the top stands out.

One tip is to use a big plastic bag or lots of paper below the pots. When the paint drips it gets everywhere. It’s also good to add rocks or something to avoid the plastic or paper from flying around. If that happens (I know because it happened to me) it will make a mess so you will probably need to add more color on top.

I love this! Pour Painting Flower Pots (Macetas con pintura escurridiza) | Live Colorful

It’s so easy and you and your kids will have so much fun!

MATERIAL:

  • Terracotta pots
  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Plastic bag or newspaper

STEPS:

    1. Paint a base color and wait until it dries
    2. Drip another color on the top
    3. Wait for a few hours or until it dries.

When they are dry add your favorite flowers or plants and your new awesome planters will be ready to say hello to summer!

I love this! Pour Painting Flower Pots (Macetas con pintura escurridiza) | Live Colorful

How to Decorate a Small Balcony + GIVEAWAY!

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How to decorate a small balcony (Como decorar una terraza pequeña) | Live Colorful

I spent the weekend getting the balcony ready for summer. As I told you in my other post here, my balcony was a complete disaster. After we moved to this new apartment, we totally forgot about it, it was winter and just a few weeks before Jax was born.

Things are better now and we are so ready to enjoy the outdoors since the days are starting to feel warmer and nice. We also discovered that Jax loves being outside, so the balcony will be a place where we will spend a lot of time in the few next months. We are so excited to be able to enjoy it and I can’t wait to drink my coffee and read during the mornings outside.

I bought a palm plant and a few hostas that I planted in terra cotta planters. I painted the terra cotta planters last Friday, it was so much fun! The colors on the pots adds a fun twist to the decor and the plants make the balcony look happy and alive.

How to decorate a small balcony (Como decorar una terraza pequeña) | Live Colorful
When I planted the hostas, I used some of the amazing products from SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO and ORTHO & Round-Up. I have always gotten them at my local Walmart. In another article, here, I wrote about one of my favorite products being the Miracle-Gro Potting Mix and I used it to fill the planters. I fill half of the planters with the potting mix, then I add the hostas and add an extra layer of the mix on the top and around the edges to make sure the plants are in place and everything is covered. Miracle-Gro Potting Mix is easy to use and I’m so excited to see my plants grow healthily because I have had a great experience with this product in other gardens. I remember how gorgeous my mums flowers were back in North Carolina, they were so colorful and big!

How to decorate a small balcony (Como decorar una terraza pequeña) | Live Colorful

With the plants and a few simple accessories like cushions, candles and adding some color to the planters, I created a balcony I really love that makes me feel happy and excited about summer!

Follow the hashtag #MiJardinalidad for more inspiration and ideas, and visit the page MiJardinalidad.com for gardening tips and much more.

How to decorate a small balcony (Como decorar una terraza pequeña) | Live Colorful

How about you? Is your patio ready for the summer parties?
If not, you should totally enter this giveaway! You can win a kit to plant your own vegetable garden, along with a pair of scissors and gloves, just what you need to spruce up your dream outdoor space!

Mi Jardinalidad Giveaway! | Live Colorful

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GOOD LUCK! Remember to always read and follow label directions for the referenced products. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Scotts . The opinions and text are all mine.