Paint Your Own Pottery : DIY Painted Ceramic Planter

Ashley and I love visiting those cute paint your own pottery shops and that is what inspired this quick and easy DIY.  I stumbled on these cute modern ceramic faceted planters in the fun new Target craft section and knew they were going to be perfect for this DIY.  Have you seen their line?  SUCH cute stuff!  These planters are totally cute on their own, and I considered buying a couple of them and just leaving them white, but then I was hanging a new painting in my living room and it encouraged me to make them a little more colorful.  Here’s what you’ll need for this project:


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Acrylic Paint in 3 colors (I used navy, sea foam green and a bubblegum pink)

Gold Metallic Acrylic Paint ( all the time and I LOVE it)

4 paint brushes


The abstract nature of the painting in the living room inspired me to be messy with this project.  I wasn’t worried about straight lines, overlapping colors, or coloring outside the lines.  It was actually kind of freeing.  The one thing I did have to have was a little patience, because since the colors did overlap I had to let each color dry before adding the next one.

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Once I had painted the three main colors, I used the gold metallic paint to highlight the facets in the piece.  It is kind of hard to tell in these images, but it is a very shimmery paint…almost like gold leaf and it looks really cool on the edges of the facets.   It adds a great dimension to the planter.

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You cannot mess this up!  Just play and have fun painting your own pottery.  And the best part is you don’t have to wait a week for it to be fired! 😉  And, a sneak peek of the new living room painting that inspired the colors and feel…

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I’ll share more of that when I reveal the new living room! 😉

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Happy Crafting!


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Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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4 thoughts on “Paint Your Own Pottery : DIY Painted Ceramic Planter”

  1. This is such a cute idea! It seems like this would be a lot of fun and a great activity to do with friends. Your piece looks wonderful; the color scheme you went with is awesome. Great post! Thanks so much for sharing!


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