Simple Copper Planter DIY

March 14, 2016 § 4 Comments

DIY Copper Plant Pots

To say I love my little plants may be a bit of an understatement. Through the winter months they carry me, and keep me smiling some days. I love having the inside of our house overflowing with greenery, even when the rest of the world feels bleak. The last few plants I've collected over the past month or two were still sitting in their little plastic containers, and I've been determined to give them their proper homes. 

I am a big fan of those classic clay pots you can easily pick up for just a few bucks, but I've had this copper spray paint sitting around from another project, and thought it would be a match made in heaven to give them a touch of copper too! I adore how they came out. Still simple, and classic, but with a little twist. Nothing to garish or showy. Also, copper is just the best, right?


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To create your own is quite simple. Starting with clean clay pots, I used some basic painters tape from the hardware store to tape off the designs I wanted (you can also use some newspaper too, to block off any over spray on the parts you want to keep clay), and then used Rustoleum's Hammered Copper spray paint and sprayed them down outside, over some newspaper (don't be afraid to go a little heavy, this paint actually has a really interesting effect when it's a little runny!), and then allowed them to dry for several hours. 

It was such a quick and simple project, and I'm smitten with how they came out! I imagine you could do some really interesting designs with the painters tape as well, or they would look just as gorgeous painted completely copper. 

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§ 4 Responses to Simple Copper Planter DIY

  • Sharon Meyer says:

    I don’t understand why you put on a craft, then don’t show the results. WHY?

  • Hi Sharon! The end result is that first photo, with the pots already painted. Sorry for any confusion you may have had.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Annette Fenech says:

    Where’s the copper???? Those pits in the first post look like terracotta pots, there is no difference where you put the tape!! I don’t think you want the viewers to see the end result…. Won’t be following YOU

  • Hi Annette! The copper portions are the ring around the top of the smaller one on the left in the top photo, as well as the diagonal portion on the left hand side of the right pot. The copper color is not the vibrant copper that you may be used to, as it’s a “hammered” textured copper. Hope this helps you!
    Have a great day!

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