As the sun shines throughout the summer months, we get inspired by bright and bold colors EVERYWHERE. From fruit to popsicles to hair color, we are going wild with color now… and on the reg. For today’s post, we’re going to show you how to add color to your herb garden. Take out your brightest spray paints and transform some plain terracotta pots to these sunny ones. Then make yourself a congratulatory summer cocktail with your fresh herbs!
– white acrylic spray paint
– brightly colored acrylic paints (we used Lollipop, Pink Cadillac and Mr. Crab colors by Montana Black High-Pressure Cans)
– gold foil paint
– paint brush
– painter’s tape or washi tape
– terracotta pots
- Spray white paint on your terracotta pots and let them dry for two hours.
- Choose a color, spray paint your terracotta pots and let dry for 12 hours.
- Use painter’s tape to create a triangle shape.
- Use gold foil paint to color in the triangle, and let it dry for 12 hours.
- Remove the painter’s tape.
Grab your white acrylic paint and spray your terracotta pot until the exterior has an even coat of paint. Then start that movie you’ve been meaning to watch while you let the paint dry for two hours :)
Next, choose a color (here we are using Lollipop) and spray your pot evenly. This time, really settle in, start that SERIES you’ve been meaning to watch and let your pot dry for 12 hours. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, it’s just you and us for the next half day.
After your pot is fully dry, grab your painter’s tape and cut three pieces. Wrap one piece of tape directly under the rim of the pot to make the base of your triangle. Then take two more pieces of tape and create the sides of your triangle.
Use a brush to paint on the gold color. Add layers until you’ve completely filled the inside of the triangle. Let the paint dry for 12 hours (season two, here we come!). Then remove the tape.
Cheers! You just made yourself a fun, brightly colored pot for your fresh greens. Now go get that drink!
If you need a home for your new pots, take it to the next level and make yourself a vertical herb garden, plus add these adorable plant labels.
Have you customized terracotta pots? Share your projects in the comments or your photos on Instagram using the hashtags #britstagram and #iamcreative.