Paint flower pots, and fill with goodies to make colorful gift baskets. By CraftyChica.com.

Paint flower pots, and fill with goodies to make colorful gift baskets. By CraftyChica.com.

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In need of creative ideas for your guests or party hosts? These flower pot gift baskets will be a major score! I picked up some plain terra cotta planters from Lowe’s and used the little tubs of Valspar paint samples to give them a cheery makeover. You can use all one size of pots, or mix and match like I did here. As far as what to fill them with, you can use gift cards, tree ornaments, a live tree, candy and more!

If you like this idea, make sure to visit Lowe’s Ideas Creativas Facebook page, you’ll find lots of other fall ideas!

SUPPLIES:

Terra cotta flower pots and matching saucers

Assorted paints

Assorted brushes

Allen + Roth Ornaments

Lemon Cypress Tree (found in the outdoor garden area of Lowe’s, it can be replanted to grow to 100 ft!)

Other small trinkets

Here are the pots I started with. Use a damp sponge to wipe them clean before painting.

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I LOVE these Valspar paint samples, they are glossy and the colors are so bright!

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Paint the top and bottom a different color. Paint the saucers in contrasting colors as well.

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You can keep your flower pots painted solid, or add stripes or other designs. I like very busy patterns, so I added a lot of colors to my largest pot. You can use a lazy Susan to spin your pot while you hold the brush steady.

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Once you have the base finished, go ahead and add patterns and designs to the rim of the flower pot. This really makes it come alive!

Here is a tutorial for painted flower pots by CraftyChica.com.

Painted flower pots by CraftyChica.com.

See how I also painted the saucer to match?

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Painted flower pots by CraftyChica.com.

Painted flower pots by CraftyChica.com.

Content ideas:

– Coffee-themed basket

– Craft supplies

– Tea

– Facial items

– Nail polishes

– Chocolate or sweets

– Assorted gift cards

 

Painted flower pots by CraftyChica.com.

Painted flower pots by CraftyChica.com.

Painted flower pots by CraftyChica.com.

Painted flower pots by CraftyChica.com.

Painted flower pots by CraftyChica.com.

Painted flower pots by CraftyChica.com.

Thanks for checking out my project!

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Check out the Lowe’s Ideas Creativas online magazine!

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Also – I suggest following them on the Vine app, they have brilliant six-second DIY videos – you can see them on the Lowe’s Tumblr!

This post was brought to you by the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network!  I’m now a Creative Influencers team member – that means you’ll see original Crafty Chica Lowes-themed projects like this on my blog every month! Visit the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Blog to see all the projects from the other bloggers! As a part of the LCI Network, I received Lowe’s gift cards to pay for these projects.

Love & light,


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