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DIY: Golden Planters

Give your old terracotta planters a big makeover with this project


While plants are refreshing accents on their own, putting them in pretty containers is also a plus. You can turn your ordinary planters into stylish pieces by painting them with a chic color of your choice. However, if you want to up the ante a bit, you can never go wrong with a touch of gold.

Let this simple step-by-step guide help you craft a planter that will surely shine in your garden.

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  • Gold and white spray paint
  • Paint brush
  • Old terracotta pot
  • Sandpaper
  • Used newspaper
  • Gold leaf kit (optional)

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  1. Place some used newspaper on the floor to protect your floors from spills and stains. 
  2. Use a piece of sandpaper to smoothen the pot and remove imperfections.
  3. Remove excess dust and dirt from the pot by wiping it with a damp cloth.
  4. Spray paint the outer part of the pot with white paint. Let it dry.
  5. Once dry, spray paint the inner areas of the pot and wait until it's dry. 
  6. Paint the bottom part of the planter with gold paint.
  7. Once done, you may now transfer your plants and place your chic pot in one corner of the garden or balcony. You may also hang them to create a vertical garden.

 RL Tip: You can also use gold leaf and masking tape to add small and quirky details.

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