DIY Color Dipped Pots

March 25th, 2013

Late last year I was asked to remix my color block terracotta pot project for the April 2013 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. So, I painted a bunch of pots and sent them off to BHG with instructions to make them. I just got my copy of the magazine in the mail!

The steps to make these pots are similar to those in my color block pot tutorial. The main difference is that instead of using painter’s tape to create a straight edge for the paint, I stretched a large rubber band diagonally around each pot to paint along. That way the pots look as if they’ve been dipped in paint. The full instructions are in the April issue of Better Homes and Gardens, and BHG also made a sweet video tutorial showing how to make these pots. You can check that out here.

DIY color block dipped pots

This photo of the planted pots was taken by King Au for Better Homes & Gardens.

DIY color block dipped pots

DIY color block dipped pots

Below are a few process photos I snapped while painting. The original plan was to create pots in varying sizes and shades of blue, but in the end there wasn’t room for all of them.

DIY color block dipped pots

DIY color block dipped pots

DIY color block dipped pots

DIY color block dipped pots


  1. Urban Wife

    I just saw this flipping through my mag last night and before I even realized it was you, I thought “hmm…I saw something just like this on Wit & Whistle a while back.”

    So very cool…congrats on your feature! :)

  2. You might have just convinced me to get back out in my yard again by doing something fun like this to jazz up my run-of-the-mill pots! This is super cute and easy weekend craft!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. John

    Very nice. I am proud of all your hard work.

  4. Wow these look amazing! Great design! And congrats on the feature in BHG!

  5. Congrats! Also, I love your rubber band idea … so clever!

  6. Congratulations on the feature! I can’t wait to make them myself!

  7. These pots are so fresh and fun! Congratulations on your feature in BHG. I look forward to seeing them in the magazine!

  8. Very cool Amanda! The tutorial was great.

  9. Congrats Amanda! A very cute idea for those plain pots!

  10. Congratulations, Amanda. I am totally doing this for the windowsill in my newly-finished kitchen (but with fake plants since my kitties will snack on them otherwise). I’ll send pictures when I’m done!

  11. Ils sont tellement beaux ces pots ! Sont tellement magnifiques c’est simple à réaliser et tellement design <3 Toutes mes félicitations pour la superbe publication. Un nouveau projet DIY à réaliser pour ma nouvelle déco après mon déménagement cet été :) Ma fille de 8 ans m'aidera certainement. Vraiment bravo encore une fois et les fleurs sont tellement resplandissantes.

  12. Awww These pots are Super Cute!! Would be a great Mothers Day craft with your ma or daughter!

  13. Beeeeautiful! I will be doing this for my new apartment! Now … if I can figure out how to keep the plants alive! :)

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