How to make quick DIY white washed plant pots in just 10 minutes! Easy terra cotta pot craft idea for planting herbs, flowers & succulents! Make great gift ideas for Mother’s day, teacher gifts, birthdays and hostess gifts!
See the tutorial and supply list to make these painted plant pots for your home or as beautiful gift ideas! Fun garden DIY idea. Use them to decorate your home indoors or outside on your porch, patio or deck.
DIY White Washed Terra Cotta Pots that you can make in a jiffy, in 1 easy step!
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I made these painted pots for our DIY herb ‘bar’ so that we can have delicious fresh herbs for our summer drinks and ice teas!
I grouped 4 potted herbs: rosemary, mojito mint, lemon grass and spearmint plants in my DIY white washed pots onto a side table where we sit outdoors.
Now we can add a touch of herbal flavor to our summer sippers and cocktails – YUM!
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Supplies to Make DIY White Washed Terra Cotta Pots:
DIY White Wash Instructions:
1. Dab bristles of paint brush lightly into white mineral paint. Wipe off most of the paint onto a paper towel so that your brush is almost dry.
In a cross hatch motion apply paint to outside of pot and onto pot base. Continue until pot is completely white washed.
That’s it! One step!
What do you think of the aged look of my whitewashed pots?
This gorgeous terra cotta pot craft make a great gift ideas for Mother’s day, teacher gifts, birthdays and hostess gifts!
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Speaking of outdoor decorating ideas … did you see my DIY outdoor floral hanging mason jars that I hung from our patio umbrella?
I love hanging decorative touches in our outdoor spaces! These hanging mason jars can also hold battery operated tea lights or battery operated fairy lights to add some romantic lighting at night!
Here are more stunning DIY outdoor paint and build-it projects for your home and garden!:
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The Perfect Accent to my Front Porch by City Farmhouse
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Such a great idea to plant herbs specifically for summer drinks (at arm’s reach). Who knew there was a mojito mint? We go through a bunch of herbs in the summer for cooking. They add so much flavour and freshness to dishes. Your pots look great, too!
Thanks Shauna and hopefully the weather is perking up for you so you can enjoy your beautiful outdoor space!
These turned out so well, Heather!! Lovely!!
Thanks so much Krista – hope you have a fab summer! 🙂
Christina @ The DIY Mommy says
These are simply beautiful! I’m loving that cross-hatched look.
Thank you Christina!
Thanks for your lovely comments Christina! Hugs!
Jen @ City Farmhouse says
What a cool project, they look beautiful!
Thank you Jen!
These Terra cotta pots look so cute. Love the paint technique.
Thank you Bev – glad you like my project! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting! Hugs Heather
Heather @ A Simple Southern Life says
Oh, I love the cross-hatched look! Great little project. This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” kind of projects. I have a ton of plain ol’ terra cotta pots. Maybe this will be “kick in the pants” project I need to finally set up my herb garden. Thanks for sharing!
Sounds like you have a great idea to set up your herb garden Heather! You’ll love this DIY whitewashed look – it’s super easy and looks so pretty!
Funky Junk Interiors - Donna says
Yes, yes and YES! I have new clay pots I never grab because they look too new. Thank you for encouraging me to mess with them a little! Love this look!
Featured you on DIY Salvaged Junk 333 this weekend. Thanks for linking up!
THanks for the feature Donna!! I love this whitewash cross hatch paint technique – you really can’t mess it up and each pot will look different too! Happy summer!
Angela Grunwald says
What a great idea! I have been wanting to plant herbs so I will be doing this.