21 Garden Pot Decoration Ideas From Simple Things in Home (DIY Flower Pots)

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Looking for inexpensive options to beautify your container garden? Here are 21 DIY Garden Pots Decoration Ideas that’ll Blow your Mind.

Do you have pots? Used or unused, old or new? Put them to good use with these DIY Garden Pots Decoration Ideas.

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DIY Garden Pots Decoration Ideas 

1. Mosaic Pot


Mosaic art is popular, so why not implement it to make an exquisite mosaic pot? You’ll need a terracotta pot and vase filler chips (easily available everywhere). Alternatively, use pot shards or broken tile pieces. You’ll also need glue and spray paint.

  • First, paint the pot in your favorite color and leave it to dry.
  • In the second step, lie the pot and glue chips or shards one by one.
  • After this, paste the chips on the other sides as well.

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2. DIY Laced Pot


The laced pot looks stunning. Keep it indoors, on a terrace or balcony, or spruce up your patio.

This Diy idea is very easy to do: Choose a lace color and pattern according to the background color you’re keeping it, take a pot and varnish it with transparent adhesive and paste the lace neatly over it. Leave your laced pot for a while until it dries out completely.

If you want to place it indoors, use colors like white, cream, or other light colors. But If you’re about to keep it outside, care about the dust. Choose a lace color that will not get dirty easily.

3. Barked Pot


Every single idea given here is worth a try, and these two are the most irresistible.

  • Find some twigs and cut them from pruning shears, as depicted in the picture.
  • Take a pot (whatever you’ve), paint it with strong adhesive, and stick all the twigs you’ve cut on it carefully.
  • Collect small wood chips and barks, cover a bit of glue on each piece, and paste them one by one into a new pot. Your unique pot is ready for use.

4. Twig Pot

Read more DIY Twig Ideas. Twigs are really useful wood pieces, and you can also use them to design so many things.

Find twigs of equal sizes and arrange them in order so that you can tie them in a single file. Use jute twine to tie them up, as it looks natural.

Now take a pot or small container and wrap it with flax string fabric. In the last step, take tied twigs and glue them on the wrapped pot.

5. Recycled Cans


This is a smart, Eco-friendly solution to recycle used cans. Instead of throwing them away, make colorful containers out of them; you can grow plants with shallow roots, low-care annuals, and herbs.

Use acrylic paint to paint old cans, do experiments and use unique colors to make designs. There are a lot of things you can do to make a beautiful pot from a can.

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6. Moss Covered Pot


Make this antique moss pot, and you’ll be amazed at how terrific it looks. You’ll need a handful of moss, a clay pot, a brush, and one cup of buttermilk.

Put the moss in a blender, mix one cup of buttermilk and water and blend it until you see a milkshake-like texture.

Paint this mixture on your pot and leave it. Do not let the pot dry out; spray a few drops of water finely, as the moss loves moisture, and within two days, you’ll see the moss growing.

You can grow a moisture-loving plant in this pot; this way, you’ll water it every day, and the moss will get enough moisture also.

7. Roped Pot


Did you ever think that a DIY could be that easy too? This roped pot looks awesome, a flower pot you can make by wrapping up a rope.

Take a bottle, glass, jar, or pot (*don’t use clay pot), whatever is available, and paint up the glue all over it. Now take a thick, shiny rope, and wrap it around the pot. Your flower pot is ready.

8. Concrete Planter

Make molded concrete planters using cement. You can make it of any size and shape, depending on the type of container you’re using as a mold to make it.

This type of planter is long-lasting and cheap. You can read the complete tutorial here.

9. Fabric Pot


You’ll need to spend a lot of money to buy a fabric pot. The good news is you can make it at home– buy a terracotta pot and fabric.

Glue the fabric all around the pot. You can learn this step by step in this article. Avoid placing fabric pots outside, as soaking in the rain may wash all the glue you’d used.

10. Painted Pots

Take a bucket filled with water, and spill the drops of acrylic paint (two-three colors). You’ll see the stream of paint will start to float on the water.

Pick a pot and gently insert it on the surface and slowly turn the pot all around so that the paint will stick to the pot. This will make interesting patterns over the pot.

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11. Dotted Pot


This beautiful three-tier planter is simple and easy to make. Take three pots to put one above the other, the last one should be bigger, and the first one should be smaller.

Wash pots thoroughly and paint them with spray paint. Let them dry, then make polka dots using circle foam. Your three-tier pot is ready. Place the painted pot one above the other.

12. Painted Clay Pot with Message

This astonishing idea is adorable. Make a message flower pot– take a clay pot (any size), clean it and paint it with white spray paint and leave the pot for an hour or two.

Now use chalkboard paint to make a small message board on the pot wherever you like. Write up a word or two using chalk or a liquid chalk marker.

Write an additional message using a permanent marker over the white part of your pot.
You can gift this pot to your loved ones.

13. Milk Carton Pot


Make a pot of milk cartons, one more recycling idea. Take a milk carton, wet it with glue, and wrap linen over it. Too simple.

14. Make Unique Pots


If you like fancy stuff, use your creativity, and grow plants in unusual flower pots. Plant herbs in large cups and grow flowers in paper pots. Use old buckets, tires, and broken pots.

15. River Stone Planter


This beautiful planter can be a lovely gift for your parents on mother’s or father’s day. You can make this a fun project easily by following the directions here.

16. Filmstrip Napkin Decoupage


Make this beautiful piece of art using Filmstrip Napkin Decoupage, apply glue, and stamp it firmly on the bottle.

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17. Shell-Covered Pot

Collect some sea shells during the walk on the seashore and give a distinct look to the ordinary-looking pots by decorating them with sea shells. Learn the details in this DIY here.

18. Succulent Pot with Chalkboard Paint


This interesting DIY gives easy, quick, and cool results. Follow the instructions here.

19. Plants with Favorite Pair of Jeans

Transform the look of your pot by making it trendy. Use old jeans and wrap it on a planter. Have a look at this video for an interesting idea.

20. Decorative Pot with Clothespin Fence


Give a cute makeover to your planter with this quick and easy DIY; it’s cost-effective, easy, and fun. A must-try!

21. Newsprint Succulent Pots


This zero-cost DIY is a super easy, charming, and cute way to change the look of an average-looking pot. Find the tutorial here.

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