How to Decorate a Plastic Flower Pot

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How to Decorate a Plastic Flower Pot
Give a plain old flower pot some artistic flair. (flower in the pot image by AGphotographer from

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.

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Things you 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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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