Things to prepare: Wooden flowerpot (the one I used) This one), artist brushes, painter’s tape, paint of your choice (note: works equally well for crafts and wall paint), toothbrush (cheap at the 100-yen shop), plants.
First, tape off the part of the flowerpot that you want to paint. Half painted and half left natural. I also taped the inside of the pot to make the edges crispy. Then apply 1-2 coats of paint to the pot and allow to dry.
When it’s dry, use a toothbrush to squirt the second color of paint over the previously painted parts of the pot. (This gets a little messy, so be sure to protect your workspace.) Set the pot on its side until completely dry and remove the painters tape.
Add your favorite plants to a modern painted wood pot (I kept them in their original pots and didn’t transplant them) and enjoy. These wooden eggs are made in much the same way. (Tutorial is at the end of this post.)
Great fun as an accent on a side table.
Learn more about the benefits of using a toothbrush here. I wanted pretty consistent full coverage, so I like the transition between fine splashes and big blemishes. No two are the same, so they are truly unique.
I also love dip-dyes and two-tone graphic elements when decorating. I taped the lip and painted it, so it looks cool even from above.
I hope you all enjoy this little project! It would be great to do it with the kids!
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