Painted terracotta pots for an easy and cute DIY!

Terracotta pots are so inexpensive and you can find them so many places. On their own, there’s not a whole lot too special or unique about them. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t be!

My friend Tess is the owner of A Southern Story, and we decided we couldn’t take one more second of winter and needed to do a SPRING inspired DIY project! We decided to do a FB live together and transform some flower pots. Tess is an amazing furniture artist and is so talented! Be sure to follow her on FB here and her website here! 

See how we painted terracotta pots for an easy and cute DIY! We both put our own spin on them, and they all came out darling!

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Painted Terracotta pots for an easy diy project! Do them to match your own decor!

First you will need to go somewhere like Lowe’s, Home Depot or even Hobby Lobby to get some terracotta pots. Pick whatever size or sizes that you want for this project. I grabbed a few different sizes to have some variety.

Tess and I both used paint we had on hand. For this project, I used Blackberry House Paint which is my favorite for painting furniture too! You can use code WILSHIRE on their website for 10% off your order!

Excuse my messy cans…real life! I also used Walmart Waverly chalk paint for my pops of blue and this burlap tape that’s also from Walmart!

Painted Terracotta pots for an easy diy project- blackberry house paint

We painted them in a base color first, which for us was white! (The sky is the limit here though) Then, we both added fun accents and details. Tess did some gold leafing on hers, which I LOVED!

Painted Terracotta pots for an easy diy project, black white and gold

I did some squiggly stripes and polka dots and thought they turned out so fun! Painted Terracotta pots for an easy diy project- black, white and aqua

These little painted terracotta pots all turned out SO cute! I filled mine with some faux greenery I had on hand already, but you could also add some real succulents or house plants to them!

Painted Terracotta pots for an easy diy project, so cute and fun!

Let me know what you think of our easy DIY painted terracotta pots! I love that you can tailor these to match your décor and get fun and creative with them.

This is my kind of project! How about you?! Let me know if you think you will give it a try!

Don’t forget to follow along on FB with A Southern Story. She’s an amazingly talented and I know you will love her page! You can watch our entire FB live here to see exactly how we did these. 

Until next time…




  1. Diane

    I love how your pots turned out after watching you and Tess painting. I’m inspired now to try it. My concern is flaking. I received a painted pot as a gift and it is flaking horribly. I will add that it’s about 5 years old. ?

    • Stacey Collins

      Chalk paint shouldn’t flake like that, but you may want to clean the pot first especially if it’s old. Good luck and thank you!

  2. susan

    love love love the little bench the plants are on. did you make that too?