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How to Decorate Flower Pots

Learn how to paint some colorful flowerpots, using bold colors for a greater visual impact but making sure the color schemes do not clash with each other.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Paint the Pots

Use painting tape to separate different sections of the pots for different colors. Apply at least two coats of paint for each color, using exterior acrylic paint so that the pots will be easier to clean.

flowerpots are painted in bold colors for deck

Step 2: Add the Plants

After the paint has dried, fill the pots with colorful flowers. For larger pots, plant a couple smaller plants in the same pot.

fill pots with colorful flowers



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  • Tools from Porter-Cable Corporation