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.
- 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
- plants to transplant
- potting soil
- Wipe pots with a damp cloth to remove any excess dirt, etc.
- Rub a candle against outside of the pot to create a slight texture. This helps the paint come off.
- 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.
- Once “highlight” color is dry, pain pots your “main” color.
- Once completely dry use sandpaper to distress the pots. Doing this allows the “highlight” color and actual color of the pots to come through!
- Transplant plant into pot and fill with any extra potting soil needed.
- Wipe clean and enjoy!