DIY // SUMMERY PLANTER POTS

Summer’s in full swing, and that means it’s time to make some affordable DIY planter pots to spruce up your front porch and home interior.

Follow along on this simple tutorial showing just how easy it is to make a DIY pineapple and girly face planter of your own.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.


Gather your supplies

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Let’s start with the pineapple planter

Start by painting your terra cotta pots to your desired color. I started painting mine with acrylic paint, but changed my mind and went for spray paint instead since it is a much glossier and cleaner finish. It also saved quite a bit of time. You’ll want to do 2-3 coats.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Once dry take your white paint marker and draw angled lines from the top to bottom of your pot in one direction.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Once you have wrapped all the way around, go in the opposite direction. Make sure to connect the top lines.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

You really can’t go wrong. The more imperfect the lines are, the better in my opinion. Even six-year-old Vivienne got in on the action.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

I drew faint lines with an ink pin for her to trace. She’s making her flower pot for her adopted grandmother Sandy, who lives in a nearby nursing home. We plan to deliver it to her after our TV segment where we’ll be showing how to make these.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Once you have all lines made, you’re already ready for the next planter style—the face planters!

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

For the girly face planters, spray the terra cotta pot in your desired colors. I used white and a bronzy gold.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Once dry take your permanent marker and draw your eyelashes. Start with a “U” shape.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Add 4-5 eyelashes.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Repeat on the other side and then grab your pink or red toned paint marker for the lips.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Draw a heart in any size you wish, then color it in.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

If you want to add the rosy cheek look take a non-permanent marker (not on the supply list) and mark a small circle in the cheek area.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Rub it in a circular motion with your finger.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Repeat on both sides until you’re happy.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Repeat these steps on any other planters you want to make. I love how the bronze gold one turned out.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Now it’s time to add your plants to your DIY summery planter pots!

I purchased some real succulents from the Lowe’s by our house, but you can also use faux succulents if you have a green thumb.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Add some soil to the pot and simply add each plant.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

If you like the rock cactus look you can add in some small rocks to the top—these also help with drainage.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

Repeat these steps on all of your pots and there you have it—your very own handmade DIY summery planter pots. People love these festive pots and they’re perfect for any type of gift.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.


What do you think? Will you be making your own? If you do I’d love it if you’d tag me on Insta, Twitter, or Facebook photos so I can see how they turn out! I’m always so very thankful when you Pin my work as well.

xoxo
Audrey

P.S. Vivienne and I will be doing this tutorial live on KCTV 5’s Better Kansas City this Friday if you’re local to KC!

If you like it you should put a Pin on it!

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shows just how easy it is to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots perfect for your summer home decor, hostess gifts, you name it.

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