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Friday, October 18, 2013

Painted Flower Pots- the super easy way

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape brand painter’s tape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Flower Pots

 

When I was offered the chance to try Frog Tape® Shape Tape™, I immediately thought "flower pots"- Mostly because it's fall and it's time to start thinking of things to grow indoors before winter hits. The tape comes in a few great shapes that can create a myriad of stylish effects. You can get scalloped, wavy or chevron- my daughter chose the chevron. 

Shape Tape works because of Frog Tape®'s PaintBlock® Technology. The edges combine with latex paint to create a gel that creates a leak proof edge for sharp lines. The tape applies super easily and comes off easily without pulling up paint from your base layer (or layers!)

The shapes are designed for surfaces like walls and furniture. Flat planes rather than the tapered shape of a standard flower pot. That's not a problem for this project because the tape is also very thin and form fits well. 

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For this project you'll need:

  • Frog Tape® Shape Tape™
  • Scissors
  • terracotta flower pots
  • paint! 
  • aluminum foil

 

The foil is to protect the inside of the pot. Quick tip on paint- if you're looking for inexpensive paint and flexible about colors, check to see if you have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in your area. I get spray paint and latex paint from oiur local ReStore and it's a fantastic price and the money goes to a great cause. 

I worked with my daughter on the pots above. Because we were using the same tape and paints, they match in style without being perfectly matched. I like the effect. Mine is the one with the gold lightning bolt effects, the vertical chevron is her pot. We are going to use them for aloe. Great projects to do with friends .

Start by base painting your flower pots. We used white latex and foam brushes. 

base painted flower pots

 

Wait for it to dry. In our case, we went from a lovely day to a rainy day. After the paint has dried, apply the tape in the patterns you like.

Taped pots

Then apply the next layer of paint. We used spray paints. Allow it to dry completely.

painted pots

 

Then the fun part really starts. I'm not done with the pot in the first photo yet. I plan to add more gold after ths layer of paint dries. The tape works great on painted surfaces so you can add more and more stripes for a very colorful, bold look. I love Frog Tape® ShapeTape™ for how easy it is to use to create good looking home decorating projects.

It's easy to use, and using it for stylish, beautiful things is easy, or for very bold, bright looks. You can get a lot moe ieas here-

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