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How to paint a plastic pot for a Festive Topiary.

Posted on 08 Nov 2018

How to paint a plastic pot for a Festive Topiary.

With the Festive Season fast approaching its time to get some creative projects going.
I have these cute little plastic planters that needed some love – and it turns out that they are actually really pretty when they are dressed up
in a festive coat of Pop Paint.

I naturally selected my favourite Christmas colours in the POP Paint range to work with.

Gathered all my supplies – by the way these cheap planters can be stunning even for outdoor use painted in your favourite colour.

step 1 – Start by painting the top rim, inside and outside with a layer of Signal red Pop paint. Leave to dry.

step 2 – Once the red is dry, dry brush a layer of Sprout and Lush below the red.

step 3 – Once these layers of paint has dried, use a soft lint free cloth and wipe some more Sprout paint over the bottom of the pot.

step 4 – Touch up with Lush paint and then seal with clear and dark wax. Lightly buff the pot to a shine.

Place a topiary ball on top and add some red berries to make a festive topiary.

Turning a R5.00 plastic planter into something special that looks good enough to flaunt in your festive decor this year.

We hope you find lots of inspiration in turning those old planters into statement projects using Pop Paint this festive season.
Products used
POP Paint 290ml-Lush pp0318
POP Paint 290ml-Sprout pp0317
POP Paint 500ml-Signal pp0501
Other: paint brushes, plastic planter

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.