Pretty Pots

My spring project is to upcycle the traditional terracotta pot. Decorating plant pots of a great way to update your garden and to breath some life into your little patch of paradise. Here are a few great ideas to get your creative ideas flowing. Get the kids involved as well for a quite summer project to keep them occupied and to add a personal touch to your garden.

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Dip Dye

This is a lovely, subtle hint of colour to your garden. Start with a watery colour and add more and more dye or paint to create the dip dye looks. The peach reminds me of a sunset and the blue of the beach, perfect for the lead up to summer. 

Image Source ispydye

Image Source ispydye

Polka Pots

Such a simple way to update your pots. Paint them white and then add polka dots in any colour you want. Anyone can do this one, even those without a creative bone in their body so give it a go. 

Image Source Design Fixation

Image Source Design Fixation

Mosaic

This one takes a little more skill, but the end result speaks for itself. This is the perfect look if you are trying to achieve a beachy feel. Stick pebbles to your pot and then use a white filler to complete it. 

Image Source Centsational Girl

Image Source Centsational Girl

Bronze

Get the spray can out again! Simple and easy to do, spray your pots in bronze, gold or silver to create a metallic look. Great for adding a touch of glamour to your outdoor space. 

Image Source Lauren Conrad

Image Source Lauren Conrad

Chalk Paint

This idea is great for a little herb garden, just paint the rim in chalk and write the names of the herbs. Lovely use of space for windowsills and apartments. 

Image Source Martha Stewart

Image Source Martha Stewart

Colour Pop

Adding a pop of colour into your garden creates focal points. Make your colour choices bold and bright for summer and watch your garden come to life already, even before the flowers are in full bloom. 

Image Source Miss Renaissance

Image Source Miss Renaissance

I hope your creative thoughts are flowing after reading this post! I would love to see your up cycled pots - post them below or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/sophiehowardinteriors Please feel free to visit my website www.sophiehowarddesign.co.uk or follow me on twitter @SHowardsMusings 

Much love, 

Sophie