The Crafting Chicks http://thecraftingchicks.com Ideas and Inspiration to Create Your Life. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:59:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Boredom Busters For Kids http://thecraftingchicks.com/boredom-busters-kids/ http://thecraftingchicks.com/boredom-busters-kids/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:58:29 +0000 http://thecraftingchicks.com/?p=43343 Boredom Busters for Kids Keep Kids Busy with these Boredom Busters Finding ways to keep kids occupied can be somewhat of a challenge. Take a look at ways to keep kids busy with these boredom busters. Turn fidget spinners into a way for kids to learn with a smile on their face, get those hands […]

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Boredom Busters for Kids

Keep Kids Busy with these Boredom Busters

Finding ways to keep kids occupied can be somewhat of a challenge. Take a look at ways to keep kids busy with these boredom busters. Turn fidget spinners into a way for kids to learn with a smile on their face, get those hands dirty by making slime, all while turning free time into a fun time!

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Boredom Busters for Kids

Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners: These fidget spinners are all the rage lately with kids. Not only do they keep kids’ hands occupied, there are also a ton of different games and activities that can be used to fill even more time. Plus…. it throws in some exploring and even some learning! These fidget spinners come in a variety of colors and different materials. Some are neon, others have lights, and there are even some more sturdy ones that are made from metal.

Fidget Spinner Activities & Games

Ever since fidget spinners made their grand entry, kids and adults alike have been creating some incredible games and activities. Take a look at these great ideas below. Adding these ideas to the use of fidget spinners gives kids even more of an opportunity to keep busy while doing something productive.

Here is an incredible book, Fun with Fidget Spinners, that is full of even more great ideas. Amazon also has a great selection of Fidget Spinners for you to choose from. Another great advantage of fidget spinners is that they help keep kids busy without the use of electronics! Score!

Slime

  • Cra-Z-Slimy Creations!: This kit has everything you need to make glitter slime. It would be perfect for kids who love unicorns or galaxies.
  • Glow in the Dark Slime Science Kit: Take slim up a notch with this glow in the dark kit. Light up the dark with this gooey creation.
  • It’s Alive Slime Lab: Use this lab to bring your slime creations to life! The Slime-O-Nator causes the slime to grow, dance, and even change shape.
  • Weird Slime Workshop: This workshop comes with a bit of a twist. It uses slime to make a variety of gross things such as eyeballs and worms.

Making Your Own Slime

Of course, you don’t have to have a kit to make your own slime. All you’ll need are a few simple ingredients, supplies, and a recipe. Here are some of the necessities to keep on hand.

Slime Supplies

Slime Recipes

  • Homemade Slime: This is a traditional recipe to make slime using borax and glue. It is the perfect all around recipe to use.
  • Super Simple Slime: If you would like to stay away from Borax, use this recipe that uses contact solution instead.
  • Fluffy Slime: Yes, you can make slime fluffy too. All by adding some shaving cream!
  • Edible Starburst Slime: This is great for kids who haven’t learned to stop putting everything in their mouths just yet. And, it smells good enough to eat!

Buy Slime

If you want to get straight to the fun of playing with slime, you can always buy some. Check out all of the different Tubs of Slime! I’m sure these will thrill those kiddos.

Random Boredom Busters

Here are a few random picks that I had to include in this list of boredom busters. I didn’t want you to miss out on all the fun!

As you can see there are a variety of ways to keep kids busy. Not only will these items help kill the boredom blues, they keep kids away from electronics! What boredom busters would you add to this list? Share your ideas in the comments!

 

For more Boredom Busters for Kids try:

40 Indoor and Outdoor Boredom Busters

Summer Boredom Busters

Paper Lantern

4th of July Paper Lanterns

DIY Moon Rocks

DIY Moon Rocks

 

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Outdoor Art Kids Crafts and Activities

Outdoor summer projects to entertain and educate.

 

 

Outdoor Art Kids Crafts and Activities | Outdoor summer projects to entertain and educate | Easy art projects for kids of all ages

It’s Outdoor Art Week of our Mother Hen Summer Survival Series.  This post is full of outdoor activities and crafts for kids of all ages.  We even picked a yummy snack to enjoy while you’re busy crafting.  Enjoy!

 

DIY Marble Planters from Lacey Placey

Outdoor Art Kids Crafts and Activities | Outdoor summer projects to entertain and educate | Easy art projects for kids of all ages

 

Easy DIY Sidewalk Paint from Embrace the Perfect Mess

Outdoor Art Kids Crafts and Activities | Outdoor summer projects to entertain and educate | Easy art projects for kids of all ages

 

Hot Rock Crayon Art from The Crafting Chicks

Coloring Rocks

 

Sidewalk Chalk Gift Tag Pritnable from Making the World Cuter

Outdoor Art Kids Crafts and Activities | Outdoor summer projects to entertain and educate | Easy art projects for kids of all ages

 

3 Ways to Paint and Use Painted Rocks from Lacey Placey

Nature Kids Crafts and Activities - DIY Butterfly House, painted rocks, rainforest in a jar, salt dough starfish, treasure hunt, hummingbird feeder, pinecone animals and explorer journal

 

Rainbow Kids Snack from Capturing Joy

Outdoor Art Kids Crafts and Activities | Outdoor summer projects to entertain and educate | Easy art projects for kids of all ages

 

Texture Murals from Lemon Lime Adventures

Outdoor Art Kids Crafts and Activities | Outdoor summer projects to entertain and educate | Easy art projects for kids of all ages

 

Owl Bird Feeder from Red Ted Art

Outdoor Art Kids Crafts and Activities | Outdoor summer projects to entertain and educate | Easy art projects for kids of all ages

 

Homemade Window Paint from Views from a Step Stool

Outdoor Art Kids Crafts and Activities | Outdoor summer projects to entertain and educate | Easy art projects for kids of all ages

 

Oversized Outdoor Painting from Happiness is Homemade

Outdoor Art Kids Crafts and Activities | Outdoor summer projects to entertain and educate | Easy art projects for kids of all ages

 

Outdoor Art Kids Crafts and Activities | Outdoor summer projects to entertain and educate | Easy art projects for kids of all ages

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Print the chalk full of fun printable to give with a box of sidewalk chalk for a fun summer surprise.

Outdoor Art Sidewalk Chalk Printable Gift Tag

Hi! My name is Tiffany, and I blog over at Making the World Cuter and I am so glad to be here visiting The Crafting Chicks today! They are some of my most favorite chicks online and in real life!

I know for most of you, your kids have been out of school for nearly a month. Mine? Today is our last day of the school year! Winter came with all kinds of snow, icy roads, and collapsed roofs, and the kids didn’t go to school for over a month. Ugh. Super excited for summer to finally be here and to have some outdoor fun!

Outdoor Art Sidewalk Chalk Printable Gift Tag

We love Sidewalk Chalk

My kids (really just about any kids) love to draw, and so sidewalk chalk is always a good happy day gift idea! I created this printable for you to give to your kids with a box of chalk so they could get outside and make some art. There is a list of things for them to try drawing just in case they have a little bit of artist’s block. Sometimes that’s all they need…a little nudge in the right direction. My kids always amaze me how different their little imaginations work when it comes to doing any kind of art project.

Outdoor Art Sidewalk Chalk Printable Gift Tag

Sidewalk Chalk Printable

Grab a couple boxes of sidewalk chalk and some curling ribbon and you have a perfect boredom buster for your kids. It’s even more special when these little things are presented as gifts. My kids are a million more times more excited if I tell them I have a present for them and it actually has a bow and a tag, instead of just grabbing it out of the target bag. Or keep some fun, inexpensive summer birthday gifts on hand for all those parties your kids get invited to! These are perfect little gifts for just about any age. After all every child is an artist!

Print the Sidewalk Chalk Full of Fun Printable Gift Tags

Outdoor Art Sidewalk Chalk Printable Gift Tag

Come on over to Making the World Cuter for more fun printables and gift ideas!

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Hot Rock Crayon Art http://thecraftingchicks.com/43321-2/ http://thecraftingchicks.com/43321-2/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:38:48 +0000 http://thecraftingchicks.com/?p=43321 If you find yourself unloading pockets full of rocks before starting a load of laundry, that’s a pretty good sign your kids are going to love Hot Rock Crayon Art. Hot Rock Crayon Art Hot Rock Crayon Art is made by heating rocks in the oven and then letting crayon melt as you “draw” on […]

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If you find yourself unloading pockets full of rocks before starting a load of laundry, that’s a pretty good sign your kids are going to love Hot Rock Crayon Art.

Washed Rocks

Hot Rock Crayon Art

Hot Rock Crayon Art is made by heating rocks in the oven and then letting crayon melt as you “draw” on the rocks. It’s the only time I ask my kids to bring rocks inside the house, instead of tossing them back out the door when they turn their heads. To make it even better turn them loose at the sink to wash the rocks. Kids will think its the best thing ever and that even before we start to add color!

Step 1: Send your kids on a rock finding mission. Flat and smooth stones work the best.

Step 2: Wash the rocks. Get the dirt off. The rocks don’t have to be pristine, but clean enough that dirt won’t interfere with the crayons.

Clean Rocks

Step 3: Place rocks on a baking sheet lined with tin foil.

Step 4: Cook for about 15 minutes at 350.

Step 5: Draw on the rocks with crayon. The crayons will melt as soon as they touch the hot rocks.

Use unwrapped crayons to draw designs and patterns onto the rocks. Watch as the designs take their own shape as the melted crayon slides around on the rock.

Coloring RocksCrayon Rocks

If you can convince the kids to let these rocks go back outside they look really cute in flower pots or fairy gardens.

Hot Rock Crayon Art

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Hello! My name is Lorrin, I blog about the embracing the perfect mess of life with kids over at embrace the perfect mess which pretty much includes anything to do with family life- recipes, quick diys, practical home decor, tips for traveling with kids, tips for photographing your kids, and a whole lotta mom-life! I can’t even begin to tell you the level of excitement I was at when The Crafting Chicks reached out to me about joining in this series. I am super pumped to be a part of something that is such a huge

 

Since we are officially into summer, we are soaking in as much summer sun as we can. Any chance we can take to get outside is alright in my book. Sidewalk chalk is a staple in our house. The kids can play with it for hours! This week, I decided to try out something a little different with them. Sidewalk paint! You guys, this is so ridiculously easy to make, it’s crazy. It only takes 3 ingredients to make this recipe, and it’s totally safe for the kids.

 

EASY DIY SIDEWALK PAINT

Easy DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint | A fun summer kids activity

Ingredients

  • Cornstarch
  • Food Coloring
  • Water

 

Directions

  1. Mix equal parts water and cornstarch. I am not one to follow measurements even when I am cooking, I like to eyeball things. In this case, I really like to consider how many kids are playing, and how much paint I will need for each color. That said, it’s super easy to make, and kids like to spill things. So, I wouldn’t make more than 1 cup cornstarch, 1 cup water. You can always make more if necessary.
  2. Add food coloring and stir.easy diy sidewalk paint
  3. Then, take the cornstarch and food coloring outside with you. Here’s why.. If your sidewalk paint is too runny, you will need to add more cornstarch or it basically just soaks into the pavement. Add small amounts of cornstarch at a time. Then add more food coloring if necessary.easy diy sidewalk paint
  4. Have fun painting!! You can see they opted for abstract paintings! 😉easy diy sidewalk paint easy diy sidewalk paint 2017-05-02_0007

 

There was a time when coming up with fun crafts for the kids to do was my jam. We are so busy these days, it’s hard to do that as much. When I come across something as quick, and simple as this, I am all over it. The kids had a blast!

Xoxo, Lorrin

PS- If you’re always trying to get better pictures of your kids, this is a great round up post with all kinds of awesome ideas for taking pictures of your kids!

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Lorrin is a mom with a camera, embracing the perfect mess of life with 4 kids. She’s equally obsessed with her family, flip flops, the beach, sunshine, and binge watching shows. Her blog offers help to quick and easy DIYs, family recipes, tips for traveling and camping with kids, photo tips, home decor for families, and so much more mom-life. She is chronically late, always busy, and rarely sits still.

 

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Hi there! I’m Lacey from Lacey Placey (your DIY spacey) see what I did there? I’m obsessed with colorful DIY’s especially ones that make your home a little prettier!

Today I’m bringing you a DIY I’ve been wanting to try FOREVER! I love all things marbled so I knew I wanted to make these for my patio. I’m so happy with how they turned out. And I’m always thrilled when a project uses things I already have on hand. So grab some spare planters and pots and let’s get started!

 

I started out by painting the pots with my favorite Deco Art craft paints. I let them dry for 24 hours. If you have a plain white planter or any other color you are happy with then just skip this step!

SUPPLIES NEEDED: 

  • Bowl of water big enough to fit planter pots in
  • Nail polish in your favorite colors. 2 colors work well together.
  • Planters or pots
  • Toothpick
  • Optional: Clear Seal Coat

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pour your nail polish into the water. It will kind of float on top of the water.
  2. Use a toothpick to swirl it around and make a marble affect.
  3. Dip your planter in the nail polish water.
  4. Set planter/pot on towel to dry (Don’t use a paper towel like I did or the paper towel will dry and stick to the planter.)
  5. Let dry for 6-10 hours.
  6. Optional: Spray a seal coat on to seal and protect from the weather. (Rustoleum makes a great one)


Now I need planting lessons. I bought these Marigolds thinking they would be so cute. I think they actually kind of look like I threw dandelions in there!! Whoops! I need to find a good gardening blog or book and start studying! Thanks for following along I hope you have so much fun making your own planters in your favorite color combos. 

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Garden Kids Crafts and Activities | Bug Garden, Elevated Garden Box for Kids, Felt Play Garden, and DIY Terranium.  Fun activities for kids this summer!

It’s garden week of our Mother Hen Summer Survival Series.  We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite garden crafts and activities for you.  With so many choices… we know you’ll find something that the kiddos will love!

Colorful Painted Clay Pots for Summer Planting from Lydi Out Loud

Vibrant Summer Pots for Planting

 

DIY Bug Garden from Amy Robison

DIY Bug Garden | Kids Crafts and Activities

 

DIY Golf Ball Buggies from Empress of Dirt

Garden Kids Crafts and Activities | Bug Garden, Elevated Garden Box for Kids, Felt Play Garden, and DIY Terranium.  Fun activities for kids this summer!

 

Making Fairy Gardens from Peace But Not Quiet

Garden Kids Crafts and Activities | Bug Garden, Elevated Garden Box for Kids, Felt Play Garden, and DIY Terranium.  Fun activities for kids this summer!

 

Felt Veggie Garden Kids Craft from Sugar Bee Crafts

Garden Kids Crafts and Activities | Bug Garden, Elevated Garden Box for Kids, Felt Play Garden, and DIY Terranium.  Fun activities for kids this summer!

 

Growing Potatoes with Kids from The Educators’ Spin On It

Garden Kids Crafts and Activities | Bug Garden, Elevated Garden Box for Kids, Felt Play Garden, and DIY Terranium.  Fun activities for kids this summer!

 

Harvesting in the Carrot Patch from Powerful Mothering

Garden Kids Crafts and Activities | Bug Garden, Elevated Garden Box for Kids, Felt Play Garden, and DIY Terranium.  Fun activities for kids this summer!

 

Garden Pretend Play with Printable Vegetables from Views from a Step Stool

Garden Kids Crafts and Activities | Bug Garden, Elevated Garden Box for Kids, Felt Play Garden, and DIY Terranium.  Fun activities for kids this summer!

 

DIY Terrarium with Kids from The Crafting Chicks

Garden Kids Crafts and Activities | Bug Garden, Elevated Garden Box for Kids, Felt Play Garden, and DIY Terranium.  Fun activities for kids this summer!

 

Elevated Garden Box for Kids from Eclectic Momsense

Garden Kids Crafts and Activities | Bug Garden, Elevated Garden Box for Kids, Felt Play Garden, and DIY Terranium.  Fun activities for kids this summer!

 

Easy Garden Gnome Craft for Kids from Club Chica Circle

Garden Kids Crafts and Activities | Bug Garden, Elevated Garden Box for Kids, Felt Play Garden, and DIY Terranium.  Fun activities for kids this summer!

 

Kid Painted Garden Markers from A Girl and A Glue Gun

Garden Kids Crafts and Activities | Bug Garden, Elevated Garden Box for Kids, Felt Play Garden, and DIY Terranium.  Fun activities for kids this summer!

 

 

Garden Kids Crafts and Activities | Bug Garden, Elevated Garden Box for Kids, Felt Play Garden, and DIY Terranium. Fun activities for kids this summer!

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DIY Bug Garden - Give your kids a place to plant all those beautiful flower weeds they pick. The bugs will love living in a bug garden over a glass jar too.

I remember the first time my little boys brought me some flowers (weeds) they had picked in the field next-door to our house. They were beautiful weeds and they was so proud of themselves. I remember thinking I have the sweetest kids in the world. I gave them the biggest hug, took the “flowers” inside and put them in a vase. We watered and took care of them until after a day or two they wilted and were thrown in the garbage. The next day, my boys came back with more flowers for me to put in a vase in the house. And the next day, and the next day, and the next day… They loved picking me flowers, but I soon grew tired of throwing away these weeds that were in my house dying, and also the little tiny bugs that they brought in with them.

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DIY Bug and Weed Garden

One day as my boys were approaching the back door with their handful of flowers I glanced down and noticed the empty flowerpot next to the steps. I asked them to plant those beautiful flowers they had so thoughtfully picked in the pot to make our yard prettier. From then on, every time they brought me flowers I gave them each a big hug, told them “thank you”, and then asked them to plant the flowers in the pot. They would pull out the old dead ones, and put in the new ones. My kids were so proud of the beautiful flowers they planted every day.
Well, as my kids grew a little older they discovered bugs. Soon they were not only collecting flowers/weeds, but jars of rolly pollies all day every day in the summer. I was always finding groups of dead roly-poly’s on my back patio, and had to think of a solution to their bug/weed loving problem.
 DIY Bug Garden - Give your kids a place to plant all those beautiful flower weeds they pick. The bugs will love living in a bug garden over a glass jar too.
This spring I had the brilliant idea of putting in a bug garden. Like a fairy garden, but this is a special place for all the rolly pollies, spiders and other bugs that my kids collect outside. Now those little bugs don’t have to live in a plastic container with a few pieces of grass to munch on until they die. The sad life of the bugs in my backyard.
 DIY Bug Garden - Give your kids a place to plant all those beautiful flower weeds they pick. The bugs will love living in a bug garden over a glass jar too.
My husband built a garden box next to the sandbox and filled it with some soil. We went to Michael’s and found some fairy garden houses, furniture, swingsets and more. We also used some of the leprechaun houses that we made at our St. Patrick’s Day party. We got it all set up in the bug garden and found some bugs to put in there. The kids collected flowers that they found in the fields around our house, and now instead of planting them in the flower pot, they plant them in their bug garden to make it look beautiful and to give the bugs something to eat.
 DIY Bug Garden - Give your kids a place to plant all those beautiful flower weeds they pick. The bugs will love living in a bug garden over a glass jar too.
I can’t recommend this solution enough. If all those flowers and bugs they bring into your house is getting a little old, you will love having a special flower pot or bug garden to put them in. It is so much fun working out in the bug garden with my kids helping them rearrange things. Tossing out the old and worn out structures, then replacing them with new ones that we have crafted together. This little project has kept my kids busy all spring and they are not slowing down anytime soon.
DIY Bug Garden - Give your kids a place to plant all those beautiful flower weeds they pick. The bugs will love living in a bug garden over a glass jar too.

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Orange Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese http://thecraftingchicks.com/orange-jello-salad-cottage-cheese/ http://thecraftingchicks.com/orange-jello-salad-cottage-cheese/#comments Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:00:04 +0000 http://thecraftingchicks.com/?p=42871 Orange Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese is a fun and fruity addition to your next picnic or BBQ.

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Orange Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese is a fun and fruity addition to your next picnic or BBQ.

Orange Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese

This Orange Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese is a family favorite. Someone in my extended family will make it to bring to all family functions. It is so easy, and comes together quickly. It’s so easy that we teach the young kids how to make it so they feel like they are contributing to family functions when they make it.

What you’ll need to make Orange Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese:

  • Cottage Cheese
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Package of Orange Jell-O
  • Pineapple Tidbits
  • Whipped Topping

Orange Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese is a fun and fruity addition to your next picnic or BBQ.

First you will add your Orange Jell-O and cottage cheese into the bowl and mix until the Jell-O has dissolved.

Orange Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese is a fun and fruity addition to your next picnic or BBQ.

Next, add in the pineapple tidbits and the mandarine oranges. Mix well.

Orange Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese is a fun and fruity addition to your next picnic or BBQ.

Last, add in the whipped topping and mix well.

Orange Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese is a fun and fruity addition to your next picnic or BBQ.

Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Orange Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 large package of Orange Jello
  • 1 24 oz carton of Cottage Cheese
  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple or pineapple tidbits, well drained (I use the tidbits)
  • 1 15 oz can mandarin oranges, well drained
  • 1 16 oz carton of Cool Whip
Instructions
  1. Mix orange Jello and cottage cheese together until the Jello has dissolved into the cottage cheese.
  2. Add pineapple and mandarine oranges and stir in.
  3. Add the Cool Whip and mix all together until well blended.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving so it can firm up.

 

I always plan on making a lot for family gatherings, so I use the large size of all the ingredients. If you are planning on making this for a smaller group, just use the smaller size of Jell-O, and everything else. This recipe is really easy to scale down.

Orange Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese

Hope you enjoy this one as much as we do.

Here are some other salad recipes you may like:

Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Lemon Tarragon Pasta Salad with Chicken

Lemon Tarragon Pasta Salad with Chicken

Spinach Tortellini Salad

Spinach Summer Salad

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Vibrant Summer Pots for Planting | Add a pop of color to your garden with just a few inexpensive clay pots and some outdoor paint!

Hello crafty friends! It’s Lydi from Lydi Out Loud and I’m ready to celebrate summer, how about you? One of my favorite things about summer is gardening… I certainly don’t have the greenest of thumbs but I always enjoy planting some herbs, veggies and flowers and watching them grow throughout the summer and I also love to paint and decorate clay pots!

Here’s everything you need to transform basic clay pots in statement pieces in your garden! Notice how I planted cacti and succulents, they’re hard to kill! 😉

Colorful Painted Clay Pots

Supplies:

  • Small clay pots
  • Primer (I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Everlasting)
  • Variety of outdoor paints (I used Americana Decor Outdoor Living paints in Adirondack, Pansy Picket Fence and Rose Gold)
  • Stencils and/or painters tape
  • Foam brush and/or paint brush

Directions:

  1. Make sure that the clay pots are clean, dry and free of dust. Clay is so dusty!
  2. Prime pots with 1 coat of white primer. I like to use chalky paint as a primer; the texture grabs the paint that will be over it very well.Vibrant Summer Pots for Planting
  3. Paint pots with your outdoor paint. I painted 2 of mine white and 1 rose gold.white outdoor paint. It took 2 coats to completely cover the clay without streaks. Allow to dry thoroughly in between coats.Vibrant Summer Pots for Planting

At this point you can get really creative with the colors and designs you choose. I’ve been adding pops of color to my patio this year so I went the bright route but the world (or clay pot in this case) is your oyster.

For my first pot, I used an aztec design stencil that I created in Cricut Design Space (you can see how to create your own stencil design here). If you like this design you can use mine here. One vertical row at a time I placed my adhesive stencil on the clay pot, pressed out any bubbles and stenciled on Outdoor Living in Pansy. Since the pot is curved it’s best to go one row at a time so that the design lines up.

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For the second pot I used another stencil that I made from Design Space (you can find it here if you like it) and painted it half and half with Outdoor Living in Adirondack. I just painted an outdoor end table in this color and I am OBSESSED! I marked the halfway point of the pot with the stencil on one side and with painters tape on the other.

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For this last one, I painted over a geometric clay pot I had painted from before that I was tired of. You can still see a faint line from the triangle that used to live on it and some texture, but I kind of liked it that way so I decided to not pile on the paint to cover it up.

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If you garden with clay pots, do you like to paint them? I would love to see your creations!

I hope you have a wonderful start to your summer, I’ll be back next month.

Vibrant Summer Clay Pots for Planting | Add a pop of color to your garden with just a few inexpensive clay pots and some outdoor paint!

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