Recently, I was invited to participate with Hometalk for a Michaels Pinterest Party. Along with other bloggers from all over the country, I was asked to visit our local Michael’s store, find the Pinterest inspired end cap displays featuring Spring DIY projects, make and share my results with you. Since I’m ready for Spring, I decided to decorate some clay pots. Fresh herbs in my windowsill makes me happy.

Decorated Clay Pots

Here’s how to make decorated clay pots to get ready for Spring.

How To Make Decorated Clay Pots

Decorated Clay Pots – What you need:

Clay pots. I used 6″ clay pots.
Martha Stewart Crafts Gesso – white
Martha Stewart Crafts Acrylic Craft Paint – Beetle Black
Martha Stewart Crafts Satin Finish
Chalkboard Stickers
Chalk marker – I used Craft Smart broad tip – white

Decorated Clay Pots – Instructions:

Martha Stewart Crafts Gesso Primer

1. Using a dry paintbrush, lightly brush white gesso around the outside of the pot, below the rim. Brush lightly and add layers, letting each layer dry in between. If you like the distressed look (as seen here), apply a light coat of each allowing some of the clay color to come through.

2. Repeat the same technique for the rim of the pot using Beetle Black Paint.

3. Seal with Martha Stewart Crafts Satin Finish.

4. Using your marker, write your herb tags and attach your stickers to your pots.

Martha Stewart Crafts Acrylic Craft Paint Beetle Black

Decorated Clay Pots with Chalkboard Labels

How to Make Decorated Clay Pots for Spring

On February 16th, from 1-4 pm, Michaels  and Hometalk will be hosting in-store Pinterest parties, along with local bloggers at these locations. Stop by your local Michaels store and check out the Pinterest inspired displays. Be sure to buy your supplies and meet us in the classroom to create your own pin-worthy project. It’s going to be so much fun! To add a little extra fun to the event, be sure to follow Michaels on Hometalk to enter to win a $100 Michaels gift card. Five winners will be announced on Hometalk’s FB page on Feb 17, after the party.

pinterest party

Are you familiar with Hometalk? If not, you have to check it out! Hometalk is the largest home and garden social network on the web. It’s the go-to site for millions of homeowners and professionals who are interested in getting advice, information, ideas and inspirations about their home and garden. You can find me on Hometalk as well!

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Photos by Laura Trevey for Bright Bold and Beautiful.

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