DIY Chic Summer Decor

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Summer has just started and I can not wait until I can truly enjoy my porch. One of the best ways you can bring color to your porch is to buy plain terracotta pots and paint them. This can add so much personality to your porch or your backyard. The best part is that it is cheap! And itโ€™s a fun activity for everyone in the family. I love this DIY because it is simple but it adds a chic and stand-out decor to your home. With these pots, you do not have to put them outside. They will look amazing in your kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Just choose a color palette before you start. It is the hardest part for me. It is a super fun DIY that does not take up much time.


  • Terracotta pots
  • Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Pencils, Marker and stencils ( only if you want to make stencils)


  1. Make sure your pots are dry and ready to paint.
  2. Apply two layers of gesso or paint that has primer.
  3. When applying paint make sure all your strokes are in the same directions.
  4. OH YEAH! It is time for the fun part get out your markers and paint and start your design.
  5. Before you put the pots outside or near a window make sure it the paint is dry. Enjoy!
  6. Optional – Add soil and grow flowers or try adding rocks and growing a succulent plant!

I am sure that was not very hard. I have had so much fun this weekend painting my different pots. And it helps to fill my balcony with life. I would recommend this DIY to everyone. It is so simple but it really makes a difference. I know my pots are not perfect but thatโ€™s the fun of it all. Enjoy painting!

112 thoughts on “DIY Chic Summer Decor

  1. What a lovely idea! What I like best about your post is how the pots create a sense of whimsy, and how the painter doesn’t have to be an expert to create them. I think I can see these being nice take-home gifts for partygoers as well, especially with a small plant or succulent in them.


  2. You used such fun colors for this project. I can’t wait to try this with my daughter. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. This is such a great idea! I’m about to plant some herbs, I think the kids and I’ll have a pot painting party first. Thanks for the inspo! ๐ŸŒท


  4. This is cute and creative. I can totally see this being a great family project. Or you could even make a group play date with mom friends and their kids so the adults can have adult conversation and the kids will be entertained as well.


  5. This is such a fun idea! I just moved into a new apartment and have no decorations, so I’ll have to give this a shot.


  6. This is great! I’ve just finished redoing my garden and am excited to add some colour and personality to it. Will be trying this out at the weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š


  7. I love this idea! Painted pots can get so expensive, especially ones with designs. You’ve given me an idea to use pastel colors and use rocks and succulents! Also, great photos! So creative and money saving.


  8. I’m feeling very creative after reading this, so going to try this out at the weekend, thanks for sharing I love craft activities ๐Ÿ™‚


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