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DIY Texas Planter – Upcycle An Old Pot To Show Your Texas Love!

DIY Texas Planter – Upcycle An Old Pot To Show Your Texas Love!

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diy texas planter

The weather is warming up and it makes me SO happy!  Even though we live in Texas, the warmer temperatures are a welcome relief, if the winter happened to be a mild one.  I love everything about Spring.  The color brought back to the outdoors, a warm, shining sun, baby animals, and plants!  We are planning a garden and I cannot wait until we can get some summer squash, zucchini, peppers, and more into the ground to start growing.  

 

I also like to add some new plants around the house.  I was able to get a cute planter that was my grandmother's, but it was pretty plain.  I decided to jazz it up a bit using oil based Sharpies.  I cleaned it up a bit with alcohol and then printed a Texas shape and taped it to one side.  Then, using one color at a time, I dotted around the Texas cutout.  After allowing each color to dry, I repeated the process with another color until red, white, and blue had all been used. 

diy texas planter

It turned out really pretty!  I finished it off with a sealant to make it last and not rust.  I should be able to use this year after year, with different plants!

diy texas planter

DIY Texas Planter

Materials Needed

  • red, white, and blue oil based Sharpies
  • metal or glass planter
  • paper cutout of the state of Texas
  • sealant

Instructions

  1. Clean the surface of the planter with soap and water or rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
  2. Tape Texas cutout on the side of planter.  (fold it up under, don't tape the sides)
  3. Starting with one color (red, white, or blue), dot around the Texas cutout.
  4. Let each color dry between applications.
  5. When all colors have dried, remove the Texas cutout.
  6. Gently brush off any particles and then spray with a sealant.
  7. Fill with potting soil and your favorite plant(s)!

diy texas planter

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