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DIY Colorful Pots for your Home

Turn plain clay pots into bright receptacles for both indoors and out

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Tired of the usual pots that you have at home? No need to fret as you can turn these plain pots into colorful and creative pieces. Read on and get ready to get your hands dirty --- the fun way!

Painting technique: Brush and color-blocking

What you'll need:

Terra cotta pots

Paintbrush

Latex paint primer

Different colors of latex paints

Polyurethane finish

Old newspaper

A tip before you begin: You can cover the edges of your color blocks with masking tape before painting to minimize unevenness.

Prepare the materials.

Make sure that you have everything you need.

Line your work area with old newspapers.

After preparing your work area, wipe the pot with a rag to remove dirt. Then, coat the interior of the terra cotta pot with polyurethane finish to prevent moisture from seeping in.

Apply latex paint.

A coat of latex paint primer must be applied to the exterior of the pot. Let it dry overnight.

Apply the first color.

When the primer has dried, apply one coat of paint on one area of the pot. Here, we painted the top part with yellow paint.

Choose the second and third colors.

Paint the middle part of the pot with another color. Make sure that your chosen colors will go well with your first choice. Here, we used blue. Then, paint the bottom part with another color. Let dry. Don't forget to add another coat and let it dry afterwards.

Finished product

Colorful pots -- perfect for the indoors or outdoors.

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