Project Guide

How to Paint Terra Cotta Pots

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Begin Painting
Begin Painting

Take a foam brush and dab the paint into the stencil.

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Add 2nd Color
Add 2nd Color

Allow the paint to dry completely before adding a second color detail over the first color. After the paint dries, remove the painter’s tape and carefully move the stencil across the flowerpot to an unpainted area. Repeat until the entire flowerpot is stenciled.

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Finish the Paint
Finish the Paint

To add more color, paint the rim of the flowerpot.

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Assemble Tools
Assemble Tools

After the pots are painted, head outside with a Fiskars Bucket Caddy. Fill the caddy with a few tools perfect for a variety of garden jobs, such as the Big Grip hand trowel and Micro-Tip pruning snips. Potting soil and other supplies can go in the bucket as well.

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Begin Planting
Begin Planting

Remove the basket’s hanger and then tip the plants gently out of their pot. The four begonia plants in this big hanging basket filled two flowerpots.

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Divide Plants
Divide Plants

Separate the plants carefully with the Fiskars Big Grip trowel. The large trowel slips easily between the plants without damaging their roots. Support plants with your hand as you go and lay the new plants gently on a work surface as they are being separated.

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Plant Pots
Plant Pots

Fill a couple of trowels full of potting soil and place into the bottom of each pot. Pick up one plant and place it off to one side in the large pot, leaving room for two others in an 8-inch pot. Handle the plants gently but firmly, positioning them in the pot with their prettiest blooms facing outward. The small pot holds one plant.

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Trim Plants
Trim Plants

Get plants party-ready with the Micro-Tip pruning snips. Cutting with snips is better than snapping off old flowers or broken stems with your hands because you get a clean cut exactly where you want it without damaging the plant. Pruning stimulates growth, so plants will keep growing and blooming all summer long.

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Firm Plants In
Firm Plants In

If necessary, add more potting soil at the top of the pots with the trowel, and firm the plants into place with your fingertips.

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Decorate Your Space
Decorate Your Space

These simple DIY pots will add a colorful dimension to your next summer party!