Add Color to Your Herb Garden With DIY Terracotta Pots
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!Materials + Tools:
– 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.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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