Hi guys!!  So happy to be sharing the second of a couple DIY pots I’ve been working on.  Check out the first DIY pot (DIY Gold Foil Painted Pots) I did a few weeks ago.  There’s something about making pots or planters in spring that really makes summer feel like it’s knocking on your door.

When I can get both of the kids to behave…ok let’s be honest: when I can get the kids to sort of not be totally insane and we MAY be able to make it in and out of a store without tears, tantrums, or broken items, I love to take them to a local nursery to pick out some crazy cool looking succulents or whatever plants they pick for “their pots”.  {sorry for the run on sentence!!}

On one such trip last week, I spotted an awesome, tropical, spiky green plant {that’s as technical as my plant knowledge gets 🙂 } that needed a home.  That’s when I obviously HAD to make a pot.  That and I have a giant mound of lace curtains from my SIL that I’m trying to do something with 🙂

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

Supplies:

  • Terra Cotta Pot
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Spray Glue
  • Scissors
  • Lace
  • Acrylic Paint of your choice (for top rim of pot and pot tray)
  • Rocks + Potting Soil + Plant

 

I started by painting 2 coats of Rustoleum Chalk Paint in Linen using a foam brush.  Guys, I’m OBSESSED with this paint.  I picked it up for no reason at all (or maybe because I’m a craft supply hoarder 🙂 ) and have been chalk painting everything.  It goes on like regular paint and dries like chalk (go figure, right??).  Seriously, go pick some up.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

I really wanted to only paint below the rim of the pot, leaving that top part the natural terra cotta color.  But, since I was rushing and didn’t tape it off, some leaked onto the top rim.  The paint doesn’t have to be perfect since the lace will be covering it.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

I cut a section of the lace curtains and laid the pot on top.  I very, very roughly cut the lace so that it was roughly what I needed for the pot.  No need to be precise here.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

I tried to cut a straight line on one part of the lace since that part would be pressed against the upper part of the pot.  Obviously, I’m not the best at cutting straight lines….

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

Next, I sprayed the pot with Elmer’s Spray Glue.  This stuff is magic and dries clear!

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

I placed the lace on the pot, starting at the top, making sure the top of the lace was flush with the bottom rim.  I slowly pulled the lace around the pot, only focusing on the top of the lace being smooth.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

Once the top part was glued, I attempted the bottom of the pot.  Since the pot is round, some of the lace bunched on the bottom.  I chose to pull it tightly to minimize any creases.  Honestly, I would probably cut some slits in the lace to allow it to just be glued to the pot and not have to worry about the creases.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

This is the finished product!!  But, since I wasn’t careful with the paint, I had to do something with the top of the pot.  If you try this DIY, I would tape off the top (so no paint leaks) and leave it like this.  I love the look of natural terra cotta.  I think it looks very “fixer upper”.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

Unfortunately, since I’m a slob, I had to paint the top.  I wanted to pick a color that would contrast the stark white of the lace.  I had this deep blue color (deep sea by Martha Stewart) that I thought would be perfect.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

Notice this time I taped off 🙂

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

Time to plant!!  1: Rocks (for drainage)   2.  Potting Soil    3.  Spiky green plant!

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

And there you have it!  This was a 2 day project…day 1 being the paint and day 2 being everything else.  I would love to hear from you and I hope you try it out!  Have a great week, friends!

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

 

DIY Lace Covered Pot perfect to add to your farmhouse decor, would also make a great diy gift. Easy and inexpensive DIY.

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