How to Decorate a Plastic Flower Pot

Updated February 21, 2017

Make a boring plastic flower pot deck-worthy by decorating it. Save money by enhancing the pot with items that you already own. Create a one-of-a-kind pot using vibrant beads, paint, and shells. Embellish the pot to coordinate with your home's colour scheme or decor theme. Hand-decorated flower pots also make thoughtful holiday and birthday gifts, especially when they come with the recipient's favourite flower or plant.

Decorate the plastic flower pot with stencils and acrylic paints. You can also use a spray paint designed for use on plastics, such as Krylon's Fusion for Plastic. Enhance the flower pot with whimsical flowers, stars, and birds. Create a special saying or quote using letter-shaped stencils.

Embellish the pot with flat-backed plastic gems and beads as a glamorous touch. Use a low-temp glue gun to attach the colourful items around the rim of the pot. Use small pebbles or polished stones as a rustic touch. For a beach-inspired look, decorate the pot with small seashells or pieces of sea glass.

Enhance the pot with a mosaic pattern. Glue pieces of mirror, tile, or coloured glass one-by-one onto the plastic pot. Arrange the pieces in a random pattern for an artistic look. Place tile caulk in between each piece of tile, mirror, or glass for an authentic mosaic appearance.

Decorate the pot with decorative ribbon or fabric. For a glamorous look, tie a satin or velvet ribbon around the top of the pot and tie it into a bow. If you desire a country-inspired look, use a piece of raffia or a strip of red bandanna.

Fill the decorated flower pot with colourful blooms or culinary herbs.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic flower pot
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Stencils
  • Gems, beads, pebbles, seashells, sea glass or polished stones
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Pieces of mirror, tile or glass
  • Tile caulk
  • Decorative ribbon or fabric
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Elizabeth Arnold has written for a wide variety of publications and websites. Her experience includes writing travel features for "Recommend" magazine and packaging marketing copy for both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. consumer products. Recently, Arnold was a staff writer for "Special Events" magazine. Arnold studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.