Need to spruce up your living space? Do you feel like your surroundings don’t match up to your quirky fun personality? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. This DIY pig pot planter is the perfect way to add some quirk and colour to your room while being environmentally conscious. This tutorial is perfect for nature lovers, looking to add modern and on-trend elements to their home. Talk about a win-win situation!
Things you’ll need:
- A fired terracotta pot
- 80 grit number sandpaper
- Plate for paints
- Acrylic paints (white and yellow)
- ½ inch and zero number brushes
- A piece of cloth to dry the brushes
Step 1: Buy a pig pot
Buy a fired terracotta pot from your local market or the potter. Terracotta pots are great for outdoor settings and are known for their durability. These pots are a brilliant choice over plastic and are ideal for the environmentally conscious. Terracotta pots ensure a healthy environment for the majority of the plants as they keep the soil moist and aerated.
Step 2: Prep the pot
Now it’s time to prep your pot. Sand the pig pot using the 80 grit sandpaper. This step is crucial as it ensures the surface is smooth and ready for painting.
Step 3: Wash and dry the pot
Wash the pot carefully and dry it in the sun. It’s important the pot is completely dry before you start painting or the colour will not stick to pot properly.
Step 4: Time for the base coat:
Make sure the pot is clean and smooth. Sand off any rough spots and wipe clean before doing a base coat. Use the ½ inch brush and do a white base coat. Let it dry thoroughly. Make sure the brush strokes are in the same direction for a refined finish.
Step 5: Paint the pot
Do two coats of yellow, again ensuring that the brush strokes are in the same direction. You can get totally creative here and choose different colours that match your vibe. The yellow colour hue is highly on-trend, however feel free to mix it up with different shades of your choice.
Step 6: Detailing
Use the smaller size zero brush and paint eyes with black. You can go all out and paint all sorts of crazy designs on your pot. Once you are done painting, leave the pot to dry.
Step 7: The pot is now ready!
Yay! Your DIY pot is now ready for some plants.
Now that your pot is ready, go ahead and keep creating unique DIY. This pot is also a perfect gift for your friends and family. Plants have a great way of lifting spirits and adding on to the ambience and aesthetics of your surroundings. This project is wonderful for those who want to give or have something unique without putting in much effort. For more projects and products like this, do visit the Earthly Creations online store.