DIY Grid Pattern Planter

As a plant lover it makes sense that I'm equally as obsessed with what I put my plants in. I truly believe that the planter not only adds beauty to your living space but it is also able to enhance the beauty of the plant itself.  So I designed a planter that could do just that because I was tired of the plain terra cotta pots. 

I am a huge fan of minimal decor and simple lines which helped me create the design for the planter. I started with just white and gold and realized it needed a little extra something; I realized it needed a contrasting pattern. Stripes are usually my go too pattern but the grid (or windowpane) pattern was exactly what this baby planter needed. I am now sharing the steps to re-create this planter design for your own planter collection. 

Hope you enjoy!

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  • Clay Pot
  • Painters tape
  • White, Black and Gold outdoor acrylic paint( these can purchased at most craft supply stores)
  • Medium paint brush
  • Small paint brush 
  • Pencil 


1. Using the painters tape, create a spiral design on the pot with two strips of tape.

2. Paint between the tape strips using the gold paint. The gold paint is use is very light, so I usually have to let it dry and do another layer of paint.

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3. After the gold paint has dried, paint the rest of the pot with the white paint. Again I had to paint multiple layer to get a nice even color. 

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4. Draw the grid lines with your pencil. If you're brave, you can skip this step and paint the black grid lines on. However, I like taking this precautionary step so I have guidelines when I start painting the pattern. 

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5. Carefully paint the black grid lines using the pencil guidelines. I've made multiple of these and have found that even when the lines aren't perfectly straight, the finished product is still beautiful. So if you're line isn't perfect or has a bit of texture, it's perfectly fine. 

6. Lastly, put your favorite plant in the finished pot. Tip: This designs looks especially cute with small succulents or a small spider plant.

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