DIY Shabby Chic G-R-O-W Ceramic Pots

April 28, 2016

Inspire your Spring garden to grow with this easy DIY Shabby Chic G-R-O-W Ceramic Pots project!

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DIY Shabby Chic G-R-O-W Ceramic Pots

I have been on a major gardening kick lately!  I blame it on the weather and the need to be outside as much as possible.  I’m not one who can just sit outside and bask in the sun.  So instead, I get my hands in the dirt.  I decided this year that I want lots of color and lots of flowers everywhere!  My recent trips to local gardening centers and home improvement stores have proven this since I can’t seem to leave without a pot of flowers in my hands. 

But buying so many new flowers left me wondering where I’m going to plant everything.  I had to basically take inventory of my pots in the basement so I wouldn’t go totally overboard and have to shell out more money on pots and containers.  So I found four small, plain white, ceramic pots while searching the basement and decided to jazz them up with a simple design.  So simple that I was ready to pot my new flowers in no time!

DIY Shabby Chic G-R-O-W Ceramic Pots

If you’re like me, no stranger to Target, than you know all about their One Spot.  It’s usually my first stop upon entering the store.  I’m kicking myself now for not snatching up a pot I saw on sale for three dollars in the One Spot.  The next time I went to Target, the pots were no where to be found.  It was a cute white pot that simply said “grow” in black lettering. 

When I found my white ceramic pots downstairs, I had an “a-ha” moment and decided to use the “grow” pot I saw in Target as inspiration.  I used black acrylic paint and a fine-tipped brush to paint my letters using a dry brushing technique.  Then, I added a black rim on the top of the pot using the same technique.  I sealed in my paint in with a coat of clear spray paint to keep it from chipping.

DIY Shabby Chic G-R-O-W Ceramic Pots
DIY Shabby Chic G-R-O-W Ceramic Pots



  1. Make sure the surface of your pot is clean. 
  2. Using very little black paint, spell out G-R-O-W across four pots.  Allow paint to dry.
  3. Add a black rim to each pot.  Allow paint to dry.
  4. Spray a clear coat of paint onto each pot.  Allow paint to dry.
  5. Add a layer of rocks to the bottom of each pot for drainage and plant a flower into each pot.

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DIY Shabby Chic G-R-O-W Ceramic Pots

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, this would make a really cute, handmade gift for the moms in your life who love to garden!  And speaking of garden, come link up your GARDEN themed DIY and recipes posts with Ashley and me this week!  Here’s what you missed last week!

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