My husbands family has an Easter tradition of giving each family a gift. It's usually something simple like a potted plant or flower. This year I wanted to give them all something they could use again so I made these DIY spring planters! The pots can be used again and the tulip bulbs will grow back next year!
I gathered my terracotta pots and got to work!
I painted them with acrylic paint. I just used whatever pastel colors I had on hand. I painted the rims first and let them dry so that I could flip the pot upside down to do the rest.
Terracotta is slightly absorbent, so I had to do multiple coats. The natural orange color also shows through lighter paint colors, so the lighter the color, the more coats it needed.
Don't you just love pastels????? :)
After painting, I took them outside and planted my bulbs!
I found these cute little chalkboard tags at Target. Did you know they have a whole section of chalkboard tags, labels, and signs now? I used the same font transfer method that I used in my mail tray tutorial. I ended up using a soapstone pencil for the lettering because it gave me much thinner lines than chalk did.
I tied the tags on with some twine. They are just so cute and happy looking! I'm wishing I had made one for myself!
I can't wait to give them to our family on Sunday!