Tired of the same boring pots? Get rid of the grime and add some shine to your old pots with these four simple techniques!

By Claire Harmeyer
August 16, 2018

If you're looking for pots that are just as striking as the plants they hold, keep reading. Revamping pots you've had for years can be simple. Whether it's with paint, burlap, or stamped designs, these pots are guaranteed to enhance your planter collection. Check out these decorating ideas to create containers your friends will think you bought brand new.

Chalk-Style Painted Pots

Add a touch of color to a bare pot with chalk-style paint. Begin by brushing a layer of white chalk-style paint onto your pot and let dry. Repeat the step with green and then blue chalk-style paint (or a different color of your choice). Once all three layers are dry, dilute orange paint with water. Using a spoon, drip orange paint onto sides of the pot, blending with a dry cloth. This worn look is practically effortless and adds an element of charm to your garden.

Marbled Pots

This mod pot elevates the level of style in any space. For this technique, a gray pot is ideal, but any color will work. First spray-paint the pot a neutral color, such as white. Fill a bucket with water and spray gray paint into the water. Place a trash bag over your arm and submerge the pot in the bucket for a few seconds. Pull it out, and voilà! You've got yourself a gorgeous faux marbled pot.

Stamped Pots

If you're looking for an eye-catching pot, you've found it. This project is slightly more time-consuming, but trust us, it'll be worth it. Start by painting the base of the pot with the color of your choice. Let it dry, then paint the rim a different color. While the pot dries, cut a design out of a rubber eraser. (We chose triangles.) Glue the eraser design to a wooden spool, creating a stamp. Dip the stamp in paint. Finally, stamp your desired pattern onto the pot. Gold and white triangles create an elegant Aztec look.

Burlap-Covered Pots

Radiating a bohemian vibe, this pot is for the minimalist. Begin by measuring the pot's perimeter and cut a burlap sheet to size. Make sure you leave extra fabric for wiggle room. Paint decoupage onto the entire surface of the pot. Press burlap on pot, then brush decoupage on top of burlap. Don't worry about the white streaks the decoupage leaves—it'll dry clear. Continue brushing decoupage onto the whole pot until burlap is secure. Trim excess burlap and tuck over the rim of the pot. Say hello to your new favorite garden container!

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