Painting Confetti Dot Pots

 Warmer weather is coming and the kids will want to head outside. Want a fun project that you can get your kids involved in? DecoArt has an amazing line of Patio Paints in a rainbow of colors for all those outdoor craft and diy projects.  These adorable painted terra cotta Confetti Dot Pots are a great diy project to tackle with them. Fun colors, polka dots, and even a little chalkboard…a great kid’s project!

How to paint a confetti dot pot via Uncommon Designs. A perfect craft project to do with the kids for a fun outdoor diy.

This project will not only get your kid’s creativity sparked, you can also do a little gardening with them! The hardest part…picking out which colors to use…there are so many fabulous choices!

How to paint a confetti dot pot via Uncommon Designs. A perfect craft project to do with the kids for a fun outdoor diy.

So, let’s make a Confetti Dot Terra Cotta Pot! 

Supplies Needed: {affiliate links}

Terra Cotta Pot and Saucer
DecoArt Patio Paint Wrought Iron Black
DecoArt Patio Paint Blue Bahama
DecoArt Patio Paint Coral Sunset
DecoArt Patio Paint Sunflower Yellow
DecoArt Patio Paint Butternut
DecoArt Patio Paint Deep Buttercup
DecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint
Sponge Paint Brush
Pencils with Erasers

Step One:

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Paint the terra cotta pot and saucer with the Wrought Iron Black Patio Paint. Make sure to paint both the inside and outside of the pot, including the inside of the drain hole to seal the pot. You can see how to do this in a DecoArt Video. Once the Patio Paint was completely dry, I applied the Chalkboard Paint  {affiliate link} over the outside of the pot following the directions on the bottle.

Step Two: 

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Select the colors of Patio Paint you would like to use. I chose 3 shades of yellow, and then 2 accent colors…Blue Bahama and Coral Sunset. These colors just made me smile and look so summery, don’t you think?

How to paint a confetti dot pot via Uncommon Designs. A perfect craft project to do with the kids for a fun outdoor diy.

Ok…so the kids will enjoy this part a lot! Using the eraser tip on a pencil, I simply dipped it into the first color and dotted the pot, around the bottom. I found it easier to flip the pot over to do this. I continued to add a new color, one at a time, and allowing them to dry a bit between each color. I put more dots at the bottom of the pot and then spread them out as they went a little higher. I also painted the saucer in the same way.

Step Three: 

How to paint a confetti dot pot via Uncommon Designs. A perfect craft project to do with the kids for a fun outdoor diy.

I allowed my pot to dry completely for 72 hours and then got my children to each pick out an herb to plant in their pot. My daughter picked out basil, so she added the name to the pot with a chalk marker. They had a great time helping to make these and I am hoping to get them to try some new meals using their herbs!

How to paint a confetti dot pot via Uncommon Designs. A perfect craft project to do with the kids for a fun outdoor diy.

These pots turned out so fun, and were really simple to create. I love that my kids jumped in on the project as well. I think these would also make great house numbers, just add the numbers to the pot with chalk. Perhaps even a little fun welcome to your home by writing “Hey Y’all!” on a pot!

How to paint a confetti dot pot via Uncommon Designs. A perfect craft project to do with the kids for a fun outdoor diy. It is even a little chalkboard!

Want another idea for patio paints and pots? Check out these Outdoor Terra Cotta Candle Holders. So simple!

3 step outdoor terra cotta candle holders via Uncommon Designs.

Enjoy your crafting friends!

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Welcome to Uncommon Designs. I am Bonnie Mauney and the co-author here at Uncommon Designs. My love for creating crafts, home decor, seasonal decor, and sewing has led me to my desire to share that with you here at our blog. I am happy to have you stop by our little slice of the blog world and join us in Creating A Beautiful Life!

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  1. Michelle James says

    Such a great idea. I don’t have kids home anymore but I just might make some anyway because they are so fun! I love container gardens and I have some boring pots at home that need some pizzaz!

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