Mexi-Style Painted Planters

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Here in Arizona, the weather is gorgeous so I made these Mexi-Style Painted Planters. Last year we came across a lot of beautiful succulents and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to replant them into colorful pots. Big Lots had a lot of ceramic pots and planters, but I opted for these plastic ones because of the designs. They were just screaming to be brought to life!



Assorted planters from Big Lots (look for the ones with the designs!)

Multi-surface craft paint

Assorted brushes

Water-based brush on varnish


Start by basecoating your planters white – just do the top area, leave the colored bottom alone.


Next, apply the color for the top. Let dry and then add a second coat so it looks nice and opaque.


Now that the top is done, decide what you want to do with the center molding area.


I used a variety of brights – purple, teal green, red.


Add all your painted accents, and a bit of white to accent and shade. Then outline your work in black to give it definition. NOTE: Make sure to seal your work with the brush-on varnish. That will waterproof it!


Here you go! These came out perfect, I love them, they really brighten up my patio area! I ended up planting inside smaller pots and inserting them into the painted ones, so I can switch around my decor if I want a different look.


Don’t forget to visit Big Lots Latino to see what all the other bloggers made too! You will definitely get inspired!

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