Angie's How To Decorate Your Terra Cotta Pots

Date Published: Nov. 12, 2019

Time: 45 Minutes

A traditional terra cotta flowerpot isn't exactly an eyesore, but we think leaving it in its original state squanders some serious design potential! Whether your d–cor style skews modern or antique chic, these inexpensive gardening staples are basically a blank canvas of opportunity. Here are four easy ways to pump up your terra cotta flowerpots.

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Give your planter the Midas touch by dipping the bottom half in gold paint. Spray the pot with a clear acrylic sealant and let it dry overnight before you start planting.


This upgrade is simple, so it's perfect to do with kids! Apply a coating of no-heat fabric glue to the area on your planter that you want to be lace, and then adhere your lace to the pot. Apply a second layer of glue to the lace to secure it in place.


We want to let you in on a little designer secret: that scrap fabric you have stuffed into your craft drawer has a lot of potential. To give a terra cotta planter a pattern, spray an even coat of adhesive on the outside of the pot. Then, quickly and carefully apply your fabric to the pot. Smooth out any edges with a plastic knife and trim any excess fabric with a pair of scissors. That's it!


This is one of the easiest ways to give your terra cotta pot an upgrade. Grab a bit of painters tape and tape off sections of your planter to create a pattern. Spray paint just the inside rim of your planter to give it a pop of color, or mix it up with alternating shades. When done, make sure you spray your pots with a clear acrylic sealant to protect the paint from water!