Easy Holiday DIY – Painted Pots


Painted Terra Cotta pots easy diy from Front Porch Mercantile

Hi Friends, did you see the FB Live post I did this afternoon in the kitchen? (Dec 2016) Our first day of DIY started a little shaky but hope it got you thinking about last minute inexpensive DIY. It’s not to late to paint up, or make some Christmas decor or gifts. I’m going to try to bring you 12 days of Inexpensive DIY over the next..well..12 days ;)

You can watch the video below (warning – it was one of my very first videos, so, its a wee rough) but you can see what I’m up to!

Day One – Painted Terra Cotta Pots

This is an easy and inexpensive project. I think they came out kinda cute.

I have a little confession. I sort of forgot to take pictures of the pots before. But I’m betting you all can image what they looked like (or visit our Facebook page and see the video of all the supplies) oopsie.

Supplies Needed:

3 Terra cotta pots (or plastic, or metal or other) you can find similar HERE

FAT Paint chalk paint – I used Warm White

Paint Brush – I use Cling On! Paint Brushes which I adore

3 mini Christmas tress (or you could use candles, rosemary plants, etc)

How To:

This is so easy – truly!

Shake your FAT Paint before opening

Wet your Cling On! Brush and wipe excess off on a paper towel (this helps make cleaning your brush a breeze)

Add one or two coats on the terra cottage potsPainted terra cotta cots for Christmas from Front Porch Mercantile

Let dry, pop in your trees

Sit back and enjoy your hard  work!

See, easy peasy!

Join us tomorrow for “Day Two” of twelve. I’ll be live from the shop painting up another project on Facebook then will post the how to’s in the evening.

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I’d love it if you would share this post or the Facebook post with anyone that might like an inexpensive DIY project! Thanks!

Thanks for popping in, tell me, hows your Christmas decor going? Your shopping? Am I the only one that hasn’t started? (eek)

See you tomorrow,


ps…you might also like our painted skates tutorial here



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