DIY Crafts

Make pretty pastel flowerpots for your spring garden

10-minute project: Just a lick of paint transforms mismatched planters into charming accents

flower pots, pastel planters


1. Wash pots with diluted bleach to clean thoroughly. Use a wire brush to remove tough stains or mildew.

2. Paint pots with exterior masonry paint, inside and out. Let dry, then add a second coat if necessary.

Tip: Play around with different colours to set off your blooms, or create a unified look by painting everything one colour that coordinates with your landscaping.

Get this look: Exterior masonry paint, $99/gallon, all Farrow&Ball. Top group: Calluna, Churlish Green, Dix Blue, Brassica. Left group: Oval Room Blue, Mizzle, Oxford Stone. Right group: White Tie, Blackened, Vert de Terre, Strong White.