“I am a big believer that color affects people’s moods.”
– Lilly Pulitzer
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Colorful Spring Terracotta Pot Basket
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What is your favorite thing about spring?
My favorite, without a doubt, is the colorful flowers. It’s so great to see all the buds on the trees and then the pink, and blue, and purple, and yellow. So gorgeous right?
Today, we are joining our fellow Thrift Store Challenge Bloggers to upcycle some thrift store finds and this project is all about SPRING!
Terracotta pots are always something we look for when thrifting, you can read our 5 things to look for when thrifting here for more ideas. Even if the pots aren’t aged, they still come home with us as there is always something you can use them for. Case in point, these Colorful Spring Terracotta Pot Basket for decor, gifts, or even name place card settings for your Easter table.
Thrift Store Challenge
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Angela | Simply Beautiful By Angela – Deborah | Salvage Sister & Mister – Angie | Flippin Fanchers – Denise | My Thrifty House –
Jenny | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Lynne | My Family Thyme –
Meredith | Southbound Blog – Marie | The Inspiration Vault – Gail | Purple Hues and Me – Molly | Just a Little Creativity –
Pili | My Sweet Things – Amanda | Domestically Creative – Ali | Home Crafts By Ali – Carmen | Living Letter Home –
Emy | Semigloss Design – Jeanie | Create and Babble – Marie | DIY Adulation – Heather | Glitter On A Dime
Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
*We use affiliate links in our posts to show the same, or similar items used. Rustoleum paint was given to us to test in a project. You can read our full disclosure policy here.
- Terracotta Pots, two of my pots already had some texture on them
- Foam Brush
- Spring Craft Paint, these are the exact colors that were used pink, blue, green, and yellow)
- Rustoleum Glitter Paint
- Silver Paint, this is the brushed metal one I used
- Glitter (thrifted)
- Vintage Sewing Pattern Paper (also thrifted)
- Branches or Grapevine
- Goodies (Socks, Candies –Chocolate Carrots, Easter/Spring items, Non-Toxic Candles, Air Plants or Succulents, Speckled Eggs, Vintage Easter Cards, etc)
- First, apply a thin layer of paint on each pot and re-apply as necessary to get the color you like. Remember, wait for each layer to dry before applying another layer.
- Now, apply the glitter paint over the color; do as many coats as you like.
- Paint the pot rim and immediately apply glitter, if desired. Let dry.
- If you would like to make a faux branch handle, you can soak some branches in water to make them flexible. Dry off with a paper towel and them mold them inside the pots.
- Add your vintage sewing paper, or tissue paper, to your pots.
- Fill the pots with whatever goodies you like.
These are a fun decoration, but how great for a little spring gift to a friend or neighbor.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Finally, here are some previous thrift store posts we think you will enjoy and be sure to check out what our fellow upcyclers created below!