I originally saw the idea for these pots here
, using big pots & rainbow colors. I decided to give them a whirl at the party with a wide range of colors and very small pots. Here is what we did…
-a small terra-cotta pot spray painted white
-acrylic paints (I found the cheaper paints work best, the Martha Stewart brand ones tends to be too thick and would not spread like the cheaper paints. I found mine at Michael’s on sale 2 for $1)
This project is perfect for people of all ages & all skill levels!
Crumple your tinfoil to create a base for your pot. You want this base to hold the pot in the air away from the cardboard. Also make sure that the tinfoil is not touching the edge of the pot.
Cover the hole in the bottom with a small piece of masking tape.
Now you are going to begin dripping your paint. Start with a slightly larger sized blob on top of the pot. Then choose another color and make a slightly smaller blob on top of that. Continue with various colors. Each one will be a little smaller and you will notice the paint spreading out toward the edge.
Each time you add more paint it is going to begin to push the paint over the edge in large drips.
Once the drips are going over the edge you can start a new circle of paint somewhere else on the top of the pot.
You can keep going until your whole flower pot is covered, or leave it with areas of white with colorful drips down over the edge.
Allow your pots to dry overnight and for up to 24 hours just to ensure that all the paint is dry. Once dry you can use a screw driver to re-poke the hole in the bottom of the pot. If using your pot as a flower pot (instead of a pencil cup, or small container) make sure to coat your paint with a water proof sealant since the acrylic paints are water based. I think adding a nice glossy sealant would look great anyway as it will really bring the shine back to the colors. If you have any “bumps” of paint drips around the top edge of your pot after it has dried you can also lightly sand these down if you want a smoother appearance.