DIY Skyline Hand Painted Plant Pot

In March 2020, New York City went on lockdown due to the pandemic. With the extra time home, I decided to become a plant mom. I read that snake plants are easy to care for so I brought six snake plants for 43 USD. I brought a set of four ceramic plant pots with connected saucers and indoor potting mix soil. All the plants arrived in good condition except one that arrived damaged. 

Ten months later, a few of my plants outgrown their pot so I started looking at plant pots again. After some Googling, I noticed that plastic pots are a lot cheaper than ceramics. Plastic pots hold more water than clay which makes them perfect for plants that thrive in moist soil. If you tend to overwater like I do or have plants that prefer dry soil, you’ll want to get a clay pot instead.

Instead of getting a glazed ceramic plant pot, I decided to buy Terracotta pots and paint them. Terracotta pots are sold in bulk online so if you want just one or two plant pots, check out Home Depot or Michaels. I was lucky to find some at Michaels and used a 20% off coupon on my entire purchase. For my first plant pot, I decided I wanted to do a skyline one. It was super easy and it came out exactly the way I wanted it.

Here are a few things you’ll need to do this DIY:

Total Cost for this DIY Project: 36.45 USD
*Michaels normally has a 20% off coupon so join their rewards program to get the discounts.

Step 1

Seal the pot by spraying the outside of the plant pot. Make sure you spray it outdoor and let it dry for 24 hours.

Step 2

Paint the top quarter of the pot with white paint

Step 3

Paint the first mountain layer with light blue paint

Step 4

Paint the second mountain layer with gray paint

Step 5

Paint the skyline black

Step 6

Paint the plant pot saucer black

Overall, this was a fun and easy DIY plant pot painting that can be completed in a few hours (not including sealing the pot). I loved it so much that I ended up painting two more plant pots after this… more to come. If you end up doing this, let me know how yours turn out and how you like this DIY.

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