20 DIY Flower Pot Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Home And Property

by craftyclub

Summer is just around the corner and this is a time when you are going to be looking into gardening which means you are going to want to look into planting some lovely flowers.

But who says they need to stay outdoors, and who says they have to be planted in an outdoor garden? You can have flowers indoors or outdoors in planters, and if you think ordinary flower pots are too boring, you can always spice them up to make it interesting and eye-catching.

This is why you are going to love these unique 20 DIY flower pot ideas below, and sure enough at least one of these is going to strike your fancy!

Check these out and have fun with the one that appeals to you the most.

1. DIY Flower Pots Wrapped In Rope

Rope-Wrapped Pots
Rope-Wrapped Pots (via House By Hoff)

If you like the appearance of flower pots that are wrapped in rope, then you will love this DIY flower pot idea.

All you need to do is get yourself some terra cotta planters, which you can get at Walmart. Then get some rope, hot glue, as well as latex paint, and have your paintbrush handy. Then there are the tools you need to make your master creation and the tutorial is right here to follow.

It is super simple and so easy to do.

2. Fancy Gold Flower Pots That Cost Less Than They Appear

Easy Diy Gold Flowerpots
Easy Diy Gold Flowerpots (via Helpful Homemade)

If you want to impress your friends and family while you invite them over, then you can show off some fancy and elegant golden flower pots!

And, they will not cost you an arm and a leg because all you need to do is get some flower pots and some golden spray, and whatever plants you decide to get.

This is an easy and inexpensive DIY flower pot project that will provide the appearance of it looking as if you had spent a lot of money on it.

3. DIY Beautiful Decoupaged Flower Pots

Decoupaged Terra Cotta Pots
Decoupaged Terra Cotta Pots (via Place Of My Taste)

If you are the artsy type, then you will absolutely love this DIY flower pot project idea.

What you will be creating are decoupaged terra cotta pots, which means you will need to go and grab some of those at Walmart. And, get some acrylic paint, a paintbrush, mod podge, decorative napkins that have shapes of your choice, and some scissors.

Then, get working on it! It is so easy to do and you will absolutely fall in love with your creation!

4. Magically Aging And Distressing Flower Pots

How to Easily Distress and Age Terra Cotta Pots
How to Easily Distress and Age Terra Cotta Pots (via Dwelling In Happiness)

Terra cotta pots are a preferred choice of flower pots that many people have, but the orange color is not always ideal.

This is why you will love the idea of easily aging and distressing these terra cotta pots. How can that be done? All you need to do is go and grab some white or gray paint, which can be white chalk paint, the sandpaper of any type of grit, a paint brush, and of course, those terra cotta pots in addition to a saucer if you choose.

Follow the easy instructions on how to make this gorgeous DIY masterpiece and you are all set.

5. DIY Broken China Mosaic Flower Pots

Mosaic Pots Trio: How To Make Broken China Mosaics
Mosaic Pots Trio: How To Make Broken China Mosaics (via Kenarry)

If you love the mosaic look then you are absolutely going to dig this DIY flower pot project idea.

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Because it involves creating mosaics with broken pieces of china. That means you will want to take a trip to the local flea market or dollar store and get yourself 5 to 7 china plates, white spray paint, 1 lb of sanded grout, 8 oz of mosaic grout sealer, crazy glue, and of course, 3 terra cotta pots. And you will need a hammer, a chisel, tile nippers, large storage bags that can be reused, protective leather gloves, bubble wrap, as well as goggles to keep your eyes protected while you are smashing away.

And all you need to do is to get to work and your lovely creation will then be made by following these steps!

6. DIY Flower Pots With Cool Images

Transferring Images Onto Terra Cotta Flower Pots
Transferring Images Onto Terra Cotta Flower Pots (via All Things Heart & Home)

Do you like the look of images on flower pots? If so, the good news is that you can make that happen when you learn about this cool DIY flower pot idea.

You will need to find printable graphics of your choice, mod podge, and of course, terra cotta pots. And if you want to have words printed, then you will need to print a mirror image of the words so when it is transferred onto the pot, they will not appear backward.

Once you have those ready, then all you need to do is follow these easy steps to create a DIY transferred image flower pot!

7. DIY Expressive Herb Planters Painted With Chalk

Chalk Painted Herb Planters
Chalk Painted Herb Planters (via Rustic and Woven)

This DIY flower pot idea will thrill those who dig the rustic or distressed appearance as what you need to do is get some light gray and white chalk and a label stamp set.

And in addition to that, you will need a sanding sponge and don’t forget your terra cotta pots and herbs that you want to grow. You can easily create some cool-looking herb planters that will add some spice to your home. Plan out what words you want to express on your flower pots and make your dream come true!

But keep it clean, or not! After all, these planters give you the opportunity to express yourself!

8. Planter Covered in Seashells

Diy Seashell Planter
Diy Seashell Planter (via Billabong)

Do you have an affinity to the beach? Then you will love this DIY flower pot idea.

It is creating a planter that is covered in seashells. And, they are so easy to make! All you need to do is get some terra cotta pots in addition to some seashells which you can get at the dollar store – or if you had collected them on the beach if you were at one recently – or have plans to go to one, then you can get it from there. And, you will need some crazy glue as well as extra potting soil and succulents.

The instructions to make these are so straightforward you will be amazed at how easy it really is!

9. DIY Chalkboard Look-Alike Flower Pots

Chalkboard Flower Pot
Quick Diy | Chalkboard Flower Pot (via I Spy Diy)

If you think chalkboards are cool to look at, and if you are dreaming back to how simple your days were as a child at school even though you didn’t think so at the time – then you will love these DIY flower pot ideas.

These flower pots will resemble chalkboards. You will need some white chalk, and you will need to get chalkboard paint, flower pots, and succulents.

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And voila! You can write anything you wish on these pots!

10. DIY Flower Pots Covered In Spray Paint

Spray Paint a Flower Pot
Spray Paint a Flower Pot (via Unoriginal Mom)

All you need are some flower pots, spray paint of the color of your choice, as well as soil and any flower of your choice!

And you can go and decorate these flower pots with that spray paint in any way you would like! Have some fun with it too.

11. DIY Christmas Flower Pot

Creative Way to Wrap a Christmas Plant or Flower Pot
Creative Way to Wrap a Christmas Plant or Flower Pot (via In My Own Style)

It does not matter what time of year it is because you can be in the Christmas spirit regardless of when if you are inspired by that time when it comes to any of your DIY flower pot creations.

If that is the case, then you will want to get some poinsettias, as well as the fabric that is relevant to Christmas time, and don’t forget your scissors and rubber bands! And get working on it!

12. DIY Blue Jeans Flower Pot

DIY Denim Flower Pot Cover
DIY Denim Flower Pot Cover (via Oubly Blog)

Denim has always been in style, and jeans have always been popular. That means if you have a pair of jeans that are quite worn out, don’t give them away!

You can use them as part of amazing creation. Does the idea of a DIY blue jean flower pot sound cool to you? If so, you can make it quite easily.

You just need a pair of scissors, a glue gun and glue sticks, a ruler, a permanent marker and of course, a flower pot.

Just follow the instructions so you can make some stylish flower pots!

13. DIY Flower Pots That Are Dressed Up

DIY Fabric Pots
DIY Fabric Pots (via Pretty Quirky Pants)

Does the idea of flower pots dressed up in clothing sound cute? You can turn that into a reality with this DIY flower pot idea.

You can dress up your flower pots in fabric in any way you wish. You will need exterior and interior fabric as well as a sewing machine.

The size of the fabric needed will depend on the size of the pot, and once you have that measured out – you can go and turn your dream into a reality with this creative DIY flower pot idea!

14. DIY Unique Twig Flower Pots

Twig flower pots for giving, or keeping: a tutorial
Twig flower pots for giving, or keeping: a tutorial (via Nini Makes)

You will love this unique DIY flower pot idea because it is so different!

Who likes the appearance of plastic flower pots naked? No one because there is nothing interesting about it. You can spice it up by covering it in twigs. What you will need then are a collection of twigs or straight tree branches, hessian, jute twine, a string or a glue gun, a container that is straight-sided, as well as a small saw.  

Follow the instructions so your creation can come to life!

15. DIY Flower Pots Covered in Popsicle Sticks

Popsicle Stick Flower Pots
Popsicle Stick Flower Pots (via Somewhat Simple)

There are plenty of uses for popsicle sticks but there is a good chance you have never considered using them for a flower pot creation.

If you are looking for a new and unique DIY flower pot idea, then why not try out covering your flower pot in popsicle sticks? It is an easy project as all you need to do is get 20 to 30 popsicle sticks from any craft store. You will also need a tin can, jute or twine, a rubber band and don’t forget the flowers as well as the dirt.

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And you have all of the materials to create something cool, and all you need to do is follow these instructions.

16. DIY Tiered Planters Covered in Polka Dots

Polka-dotted Tiered Planters
Polka-dotted Tiered Planters (via Positively Splendid)

If you want to become super creative when it comes to conjuring up a masterpiece, then you are going to love the idea of tiered terracotta pots covered in polka dots.

They are quite funky. You will need those pots, as well as spray primer, paint, white latex paint,  and circle foam pouncers. If this thrills you, the goods on how to create those cool pots are in this link.

17. DIY Hippie Skull Flower Pots

Daisy Eyes Sugar Skull
Daisy Eyes Sugar Skull (via Plaidonline)

This DIY flower pot idea is a mix between the Day of the Dead and the hippie era combined, and if you love anything that is considered to be eccentric, then you will love this idea!

They are easy and fun to make as all you need to do is follow these instructions, and have the following items in your reach so you can. They are – a flat brush, a liner brush, a round brush, foam spouncer, foam plates, dauber, brush basin, lots of paper towels, and of course, a pot!

Then get working!

18. DIY Flower Pots Written in Gold Foil

Diy Gold Foil Lettering On Flower Pots
Diy Gold Foil Lettering On Flower Pots (via Nestofposies)

Gold has an expensive appearance and that is because the real thing is quite expensive.

However, if you want to have something in your home that appears that you had spent an arm and a leg on it but you really haven’t – then you are going to dig this DIY flower pot idea.

You will need the pots, mod podge, printable gold paper, gold glitter, and a paintbrush, and you can go and create flower pots that are covered in gold foil lettering which looks like it costs more than it really does!

19. DIY Creative Pots That are Hand Painted

DIY Hand Painted Ikat Pots
DIY Hand Painted Ikat Pots (via Bohemian Kate)

Here is another DIY flower pot idea for you if you are feeling super creative.

You will need to go and get a terracotta pot (of course, acrylic paint, a paintbrush, a cup of water, lots of power towels, a paper plate – and instant drying lacquer spray only if you plan to keep the plants outside though.

The sky is the limit as far as how you will do your creations! Whatever your imagination puts out, that is what you can add to your flower pots.

20. DIY Knitted Flower Pots

DIY Knit Planter Cover
DIY Knit Planter Cover (via The Merry Thought)

When you think of knitting, you think of sweaters, hats, scarves, and blankets. Not when it comes to a flower pot.

However, wouldn’t be cool if you were able to knit flower pot covers especially if you love to knit as it is? In this DIY knitted flower pot tutorial, you will see how not only it is possible but it is so easy to do! Go and get the chunky yarn that you will need as well as size 11 knitting needles, a tapestry needle, and a 6-inch tapered planter.

Then create a masterpiece!

Final Thought

After reading up on all of these unique DIY flower pot ideas, you can now jazz up your home or property by utilizing one of these fun DIY ideas! There is never a reason to worry about boring planters dulling your environment again!

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