I am a newbie to the planter’s club, but I love houseplants. So far, the only ones I can keep alive are snake grass, pothos and my fake fiddle leaf fig. 🙂 But when we fenced in our backyard earlier this fall, I knew I wanted to have some more plants out there. And planters are expensive! I had purchased a couple indoor planters from Joann Fabric months ago and they had this unique, antiqued whitewash terra cotta. I couldn’t find any to buy in my price range anymore, so I knew I had to make them myself. As it turns out, it’s the easiest project I’ve ever done.
What you’ll need:
If you want to hang these in a vertical garden like I did, buy these planter rings.
What you do:
First you need to add some of the white chalk paint to your bucket of water. My bucket of water held probably 4+ liters of water and I added about half of the bottle of paint to the water so that it was still wet, but not transparent.
Next, take your planter and paint random strokes of the white chalk paint. The more you paint, the whiter it’ll be. Some may just want to paint access strokes while some people may want to add more white. It’s all up to you!
After you’ve painted on the planter, submerge it into the paint-water. When you bring it out of the water, take your sandpaper to the white strokes to sand down any thick areas or places you want to be more distressed. I mostly sanded along the side of the pot horizontally instead of in circles or up and down.
That’s it! It’s really that easy. And super cheap. The pots have been out in the rain and the sun for months and they’re still kicking with no sign of damage. I think this craft is a win!