March is finally here, which means it’s a great time for décor projects like flowerpots! Whether you prefer succulents, flowers, or other types of plants, these flowerpots are a great way to freshen up your home with a touch of spring.
ceramic flowerpot (I got mine at Michaels and Target)
extra-fine tip oil-based paint markers (I used black, gold, silver, and white)
pencil and eraser
faux or real plants
Making Your Hand Lettered Flowerpots
Step 1: Plan your design.
I am notorious for killing plants, so I decided to go with some funny and punny sayings, like “I will survive,” “Stayin’ alive,” and “Please don’t die.”
Step 2: Pencil your design on the pot.
I used a combination of Rae Dunn-Inspired Print and Faux Calligraphy. To write in Faux Calligraphy, all you have to do is write your word in cursive, then draw a double line next to the downstrokes in each letter. Downstrokes are any parts of the letter where your pen was moving down toward you while you were writing. Then, fill in the spaces between the lines to make those strokes appear thicker than the rest of the letter. Here’s a quick look at the alphabet in this style so you know where the downstrokes are. For a full tutorial on this lettering style, check out my Beginner Hand Lettering post!
Step 3: Trace your design using paint markers.
Step 4: Add embellishments.
I used a combination of different sized dots and tiny diamonds around my lettered words.
Step 5: Erase your pencil lines.
All that’s left to do is add your favorite real or faux plant, and your flowerpot is ready for display!
Want to see more? Tune in to Midday Maryland on Monday, March 9 at noon on abc2 to watch me make this project with Elsa M!
Don’t forget to pin this project for later and to share it with your friends, especially those who have black thumbs instead of green ones and would appreciate these punny sayings.