Why would one want to paint/repaint a plant container in the first place? Maybe because you want it to match the colour of your surroundings? You know aesthetic reasons. That's the only reason I can think of. I wanted my plaint container to look nicer, and that was basically my motivation.I actually tried finding a ceramic container for this lovely lavender plant I bought but I was worried that it might bet broken. This lavender is an outside plant, so I placed it on my balcony. So, the chance the wind might knock it over is not out of the question.
Anyhow, this is what the plant container looked like originally. It was brown. Boring. I tried looking for nicer looking ones, but didn't find anything in the shops. The selection of plastic containers wasn't impressive at all. As I explained, I didn't want to replant this lavender in a ceramic container because I was worried it might get broken. I bought a lot of cute ceramic containers for my house plans, though. I will shown them some other time. A few of my plants have actually perished because it is too hot in my home. The living area and kitchen seem to critical areas, plants do better in other areas of my house. I suppose there is such a thing as too much sunshine. Maybe it is the combination of air conditioning and sunshine that kills them? I may need to plant only cacti and succulents in my kitchen and living area. I can always keep my flowers in other areas of my home.
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How to handpaint a plant container using acrylic paints? (step by step instructions)
1. Place the plant container on something that you won't miss terribly (that is if you get acrylic paints on it). You can put it on a sheet of paper, old newspapers, a plastic bag etc.
2. Apply the acrylic paints. You can keep it in one shade or colour or you can mix and match as I did. To apply the paint you can use a brush or a sponge. You can also use napkins if you want the layer of paint to be thinner. You can pretty much use whatever you want. Even your hands will do, but you will have to wash your hands repeatedly as acrylic paint doesn't come off easily once it's dried.
3. Wait for the colour to dry. Once the colour is dried, this DIY project is over! Place the container where you had initially intended it to be.