Kids DIY: Decorate A Flower Pot

If you’re looking for a fun afternoon crafting project with your kids, without it costing you a fortune, decorate a flower pot by picking up a few inexpensive flower pots and using craft supplies that you have lying around your house.

Decorating A Flower Pot

One of the nice thing about using a pot as the basis of a craft activity is that it offers a different “canvas” than usual. Unlike the flat expanse of white paper, the shape and size of different types of pots can make for a wide variety of projects, and can remain interesting to kids. In fact, you can fill more than a afternoons with a pot decorating project and each time the project can be different and interesting.

The best part about using flower pots as the basis of a summer craft project is that when the kids are done creating, you are left with a functional item that can be used around the house, either inside or out, to plant some flowers, herbs or a plant or two – or you can earmark the finished flower pots as the perfect personalized gifts to give to teachers, grandparents, neighbors or anyone that you think could use a little pick me up.

So what do you need to get the kids creative juices flowing? Here are a few ideas, although there is really no right or wrong way to proceed with this type of craft project.

  • Pots (you can buy clay or plastic pots in home improvement or craft stores and they’re pretty cheap)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Oil pastels
  • Colorful gems, stones, shells, rocks or other small trinkets
  • Glue (make sure it is strong enough to hold larger items like rocks, if used)
  • Photos, magazine pictures, wrapping paper, or colorful strips of paper with modge podge – your kids can create a colorful collage right on the pot!
  • Ribbon of varying widths (just glue in place)
  • Waterproof sealer – if the kids are painting, using pastels, or creating a collage, you should apply a waterproof sealer over their finished artwork so it doesn’t get ruined the first time you go to water the flowers inside.

Just about any type of craft items you have in the house can be used to decorate the pots – just let their imaginations be their guides. Then, if you want, you can fill another afternoon by getting a bag of soil and some seeds, flowers or small plants, and having the kids plant them in their newly decorated pots.


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  1. Sherry says:

    The kids love to paint flower pots. I usually pick up small pots at Michael’s, and we decorate them and paint them. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.
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  2. Twitter:
    My daughter is a tiny little artist. She would love to do this! I need to bust out some paints and get to crafting with her again. Thanks for the cute easy idea!
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  3. Scott says:

    We love to find stuff like this at our Goodwill and decorate it. Flower pots, vases, etc. all are great projects.
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  4. Heather D. ( says:

    So sweet and charming! I saw some terracotta pots in AC Moore the other day and I was tempted. My daughter made a ladybug pot in preschool an my son recently broke it. 🙁
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  5. Regina says:

    My kids love to do crafty projects and paint. I will have to et the paints out and get some pots for them to do this They make great gifts for grandma!…and me!
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  6. sacha says:

    This is an awesome exercise to do with the kids, for the simple fact that, is time consuming and fun. Which at the end of the day the kids are tired and ready for bed.

  7. I love how easy it is to make a typical flower pot into a piece of art! We had some fun creating unique flower pots at a Mothers Day event we went to recently. I’m sure my daughter would like to paint some more of these… pinning so I can circle back to it next weekend and get our herb garden started.
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  8. I am trying to be more crafty with my boys. I am definitely going to bookmark this so we can give it a try one weekend.
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