diy planting pots – rustic mint pots

diy rustic planting pots

diy rustic planting pots

I painted and distressed these pots for our Mother’s Day celebration this year. I wanted to give each mom something fun and special to take home with them. I am continuously buying mint at the market for various recipes, so I figured each mother could use a plant of their own!

Currently I am loving a distressed rustic look on anything. I simply bought small planting pots, mint paint, mint plants and a bit of potting soil before I embarked on this diy project. I had most of what I needed at home, which always helps my chances of finishing a diy project.

plain planting pots from a local garden store

plain planting pots from a local garden store

materials

  • planting pots
  • two colors of paint (I bought a small tube of mint craft paint and used white wall paint I had at home)
  • foam brush
  • candle
  • sandpaper
  • plants to transplant
  • potting soil

instructions

  1. Wipe pots with a damp cloth to remove any excess dirt, etc.
  2. Rub a candle against outside of the pot to create a slight texture. This helps the paint come off.
  3. Paint pots your “highlight” color. In my case this was mint. This color will be seen but isn’t the “main” color of the pots.
  4. Once “highlight” color is dry, pain pots your “main” color.
  5. Once completely dry use sandpaper to distress the pots. Doing this allows the “highlight” color and actual color of the pots to come through!
  6. Transplant plant into pot and fill with any extra potting soil needed.
  7. Wipe clean and enjoy!
adding texture

adding texture with an old candle

first coat of the "highlight" mint colored paint

first coat of the “highlight” mint colored paint

"main" coat of paint drying in the sunshine

“main” coat of paint drying in the sunshine

ready to distress!

ready to distress

 

final product!

final product!

my nosy pug keeping my company

my nosy pug keeping me company

ready to transplant

beautiful mint ready to transplant

topped with potting soil

topped with potting soil

diy rustic planting pots!

diy rustic planting pots!

someone wanted in on the photo action

someone wanted in on the photo action!

taylor brass

brass blossom

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