Spring Tulip Planters

April 18, 2014

 DIY Painted Spring Planters- An easy Easter craft and great gift idea!
My husband's family has an Easter tradition of giving each family a gift. It's usually something simple like a potted plant or flower. This year I wanted to give them all something they could use again so I made these DIY spring planters! The pots can be used again and the tulip bulbs will grow back next year!
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I gathered my terracotta pots and got to work!

DIY Painted Spring Planters- An easy Easter craft and great gift idea!

I painted them with acrylic paint. I just used whatever pastel colors I had on hand. I painted the rims first and let them dry so that I could flip the pot upside down to do the rest. 

DIY Painted Spring Planters- An easy Easter craft and great gift idea!

Terracotta is slightly absorbent, so I had to do multiple coats. The natural orange color also shows through lighter paint colors, so the lighter the color, the more coats it needed.

DIY Painted Spring Planters- An easy Easter craft and great gift idea!

Don't you just love pastels????? :)

DIY Painted Spring Planters- An easy Easter craft and great gift idea!

After painting, I took them outside and planted my bulbs!

DIY Painted Spring Planters- An easy Easter craft and great gift idea!

I found these cute little chalkboard tags at Target (here are some more options on Amazon.). Did you know they have a whole section of chalkboard tags, labels, and signs now? I used the same font transfer method that I used in my mail tray tutorial. I ended up using a soapstone pencil for the lettering because it gave me much thinner lines than chalk did.

DIY Painted Spring Planters- An easy Easter craft and great gift idea!

I tied the tags on with some twine. They are just so cute and happy looking! I'm wishing I had made one for myself!

DIY Painted Spring Planters- An easy Easter craft and great gift idea!

I can't wait to give them to our family on Sunday! 

DIY Painted Spring Planters- An easy Easter craft and great gift idea!

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3 comments

  1. I've never heard of a soapstone pencil. Now that's on my crafting wish list. That is such a handy method for transferring fonts. I use it all the time!

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    1. I actually bought the pencil at Crate and Barrel. It was meant for labeling a cheese slate. I've never even used it before, but when I realized chalk was too big for this project, I gave it a whirl and it was perfect!! It writes just like chalk too!

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  2. Super cute idea. Pinned and tweeted. We are so thrilled to have you at our party. Please stop by tonight at 7, so we can see your amazing projects. Lou Lou Girls

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