Acute How-To: Color Dipped Flower Pots

I have really been into the color dipped look lately so I decided to create a small kitchen window garden with a few color dipped pots.

I figured it would be so simple and all I would have to do is put some blue painters tape around a pot and paint.

I tried that and it didn’t really work. Due to the shape of the pots, it was hard to secure the tape in a straight line and the end result was uneven, jagged, and not at all what I was attempting to create.

I also tried using paper, which was a mess. So, I gave up and walked away from the project.

A few hours later I was cleaning out a drawer and found a bag of thick rubber bands. It was a total “light bulb” moment and I returned to my flower pot project. The rubber bands were perfect and gave me the look I wanted.

Supplies Needed

  • Rubber bands
  • Flower pots (I bought mine for less than a dollar)
  • Acrylic paint and paint brushes (can be found at a craft store for about a dollar a bottle)
  • Plants

All you have to do for this simple project is secure the rubber bands around the pots and paint. I did about three coats per pot and even fixed my failed pink pot. Wait about a day for the paint to dry and carefully remove the rubber bands.

Now my biggest challenge will be keeping my little plants alive!

Author Description

Regina Morrison is the owner of a small handmade accessories business, Acute Designs, and a freelance writer. She recently escaped her 9-5 job and is actively pursuing a life as a handmade business owner. Read about her journey and business on her blog, where she posts daily. She currently lives in San Diego with her husband and two crazy dogs.

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2 Responses to “Acute How-To: Color Dipped Flower Pots”

  1. September 14, 2012

    Dina Reply

    Using rubber bands–such a simple, perfect idea! This would look great with a succulent in it, on my bathroom windowsill.

  2. September 16, 2012

    Laura Simms Reply

    Thanks for the tip! I was going to spiff up a past-its-prime soap dispenser with stripes, but wasn’t sure how to get the clean lines. Rubber bands it is.

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