Hand Painted Flower Pots
Late to the party is my middle name. I don’t pay attention to fads or trends and when I find one I like, the trend is already so over. Case in point, I discovered “dot painting” while cleaning up one of our Pinterest accounts. So like the good craft dork that I am, I ordered all the tools with the intention of trying to squeeze in dot painting in my non-existent spare time. That’s what I do, I see something I want to learn, order all the things and leave them on the shelf for “someday”. So. Guilty.
I found several terracotta pots outside my grocery store so I scooped some up. This is my first try and I have to admit I’m pretty impressed with myself which only encouraged me to paint more pots even though I should have been doing about ten other things.
If you were looking for a tutorial for how to dot paint, you don’t need one. The tools I used are listed down below and all you need is paint (also listed down below) and the flat ended sticks to dip in the paint then place on the pot wherever you want them to go. One of the recommendations has small stencils included if you need help starting out. I didn’t use the stencils, I just started dotting and the pattern sort of emerged on it’s own.
This is my second attempt and I completed this one in under 30 minutes! I have been wanting to try a Mandela but it seems to need a lot of forethought as far as the placement of the dots go and I don’t like to plan things, so I instead did a confetti pot which requires ZERO forethought, just stab the stick in the paint and smoosh it on the pot. Voilà !
But I didn’t stop there, nooooooo. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a pile of scrapbook paper and I had the brilliant idea that I was going to decoupage a flower pot! I’ve never decoupaged a thing in my life but I was going to try it! Yeeessss because I was already bored with dot painting, get off my back you sound like my Mom (Hi, Mom! Guess what you’re getting for your birthday *snort*). No photos though, because: so. bad.
Next up, dot rocks. Maybe. Maybe.
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