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DIY: Message Flower Pots

Message planter
Hello friends! Today I will show you how I updated my clay pots to give them a
fresh new look for summer.  The idea is to set the mood for a bright,
clean and crisp feel to the back patio area and prepare it for entertaining family and friends.

I just needed to give my old flower pots a new look, so I did what any girl would do, 
I painted them.  I have turned old clay pots into beautiful message flower pots to give a 
wonderful impression to those who view them.  
I am so thankful that my flower pot made it to the Craft it Now book where many 
will view it and learn how to spruce up their pots too.  You can read about that here!

Remember the Flower Pot Makeover I did here?  Well for today's project I decided to
use a simple semi-sheen white spray paint.

Materials you need for these two projects:

*Clay pot any size
*Spray paint (white semi-sheen)
*Old newspapers or other sheets of paper to protect your work area from the paint.
*Chalkboard label or chalkboard paint
*Sharpie marker

decorated flowerpot

1. Make sure that your clay pot is clean and dry.
2. Cover your work area with newspapers to protect it from paint.
3. Place your pot upside down with open rim in the bottom and using your can of paint,
spray pot evenly,  do not over saturate otherwise your paint will run causing streaks.
4. You may have to give it two coats depending on your paint.  After each paint session,
Set it to dry for about an hour or so.
5. Once your pot is dry, you may add a chalkboard vinyl label OR 
chalkboard paint to your pot.  Make sure it is the size you need for your pot.
6. Now your pot is ready for your gardening messages.  You may write your message

with chalk or liquid chalk marker.  Make it fun!

To create the Handwritten Message Pot below:
After step 4- Use a pencil to write your handwritten message on your pot.
Make sure it's nice and straight.  Using a pencil first helps avoid making permanent mistakes.
When you have achieved the handwriting and look with the pencil,
trace over it with the sharpie to give it it's finished look.

Tip/ Ideas: You may want to use a different color sharpie for a fun look,
or a different color for the pot to give it flare.
 decorated flowerpot
Do you love it?
I sure do!
Great for gift giving.
Hope that you enjoy!
Happy Crafting!

Linked to:
Everything Etsy - Crafty Girl 
The Frugal Girls
A Jennuine Life
Tater Tots & Jello
Under the Table & Dreaming 119
One Artsy Mama 42
Happy Hour Fridays 8/24
Weekend Wrap Up Tater Tots & Jello
Tip Me Tues 7/31
Make it Pretty Monday
Simply Creations #66
Summer Pinterest Challenge/Censational Girl
Restored It Wed.
Mop It Up Mondays #24
Craftastic Competition@Tutus & Tea Parties
Thriving on Thursdays
Little Luna Link party 79
36th Avenue Party
Bowl full of Lemons
My 1929 Charmer party
Sew Chatty
Ta Da Tuesdays
A Crafty Soiree
Transformation Thurday
Sumo's Sweet Stuff


  1. What a cute idea! Love it.

  2. I DO love it!! I love most of the things you showcase over here, but this one is a fave!!! Love it D!!

  3. Very cute! Very creative! There is something about seeing inspirational messages on pretty things that just makes those bad moments in life so much better! Beautiful blog! *New follower* :)

  4. This is fun! We're just getting our garden going and I already forget what we planted where! Going to have to make some of these, repot and label them all in BOLD! :)

  5. These are super cute! I will definitely need to look into trying this out when I start planting this year.

  6. I do love it. They are beautiful. And you're right, they would make a great gift. Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend.

  7. I love the sharpie on the pot idea! Too cute!

  8. Love this idea - thanks for sharing! Here from SITS!

  9. These are beautiful! Thank you for entering in my Craftastic Competition! Good luck!

  10. I absolutely LOVE this! My favorite has got to be the one with the sharpie message! I'd love for you to link up to my first ever linky party, Ta-Da Tuesday :) check it out HERE ! <3 from your newest follower, I'd be delighted if you'd follow back!

    Misty @
    413 Sparrow Lane

  11. Wandered over from The 36th Avenue. Really great idea!
    I've subscribed to your blog and look forward to your future posts. :)

  12. Lovely lovely idea! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  13. I LOVE this! I'm about to redo some flower pots and have been collecting ideas-- this is going on the list!!

    I hope you'll stop by and link up:

    Have a FANTASTIC week!


  14. so gorgeous! newest follower - love you to come visit me too for some more crafty fun!

  15. Really love the Sharpie pen pot, so sweet! Thanks for sharing it on A Crafty Soiree, I've also pinned it :)

  16. This is adorable!!! It's amazing how much you can do with a Sharpie, isn't it?!!

    I hope you'll come by and visit the Knick of Time Tuesday party this week!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  17. I love this! It's such a versatile idea, great for gifts!
    Stopping by from the Craftastic Competition, thank you for entering!

  18. Beautiful result and a great idea!!!I love it!!!

  19. Lovely transformation! So bright and pretty now. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Simple Home Life. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. Hope to see you at the bash. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  20. This is such a cute idea! Would even make a great gift....hmm...

  21. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  22. So cute! The black & white look very elegant together <3

  23. I am thinking Christmas gifts, just darling!

  24. You took something basic and made it so elegant! Thanks so much for sharing you pretty project (and lovely blog) on our link party. Take care, Laura

  25. I just adore your spray painted pots! Two super fabulous ideas!

    Thanks so much for sharing at our spray paint link party!



  26. These are too cute! I have seen plates like this (using a marker and then put in the oven to set). The chalkboard one is super good as you can reuse with different plants.

  27. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of garden crafts! Check it out here:

    Have a great day!

  28. I love these! The crisp white really lightens up the look. I would love it if you dropped by and linked this up at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life

  29. The pot that your wrote on is adorable! I have to try this! Thanks for the inspiration...I just pinned and tweeted your lovely post. :)


  30. I love this pot it is so pretty! I saw it on everything easy.
    Julie from


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