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Flower Pot Craft with Sharpie in Three Easy Steps!

Use a Sharpie to make dots in this unique flower pot craft! It’s so easy that it’s great for kids, for teens, and for adults. . . you just need a few simple supplies.

Skills Required: None. It’s really easy and you don’t need any craft skills to do it. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post to see the process in action!

Personalized Flower Pot Craft in Three Easy Steps!

We’re on our second month of summer vacation, and my kids are bored!  I’ve been trying to come up with fun crafts and activities to keep them busy during the day, so we made these cute little Sharpie dot flower pots.

I’ve seen this technique used to decorate ceramic mugs, and I thought it would look really cute on a flower pot.

This flower pot craft is so easy, and all you need are letter stickers and an oil-based Sharpie. The kids can spell out their own names, or the name of a teacher or friend to give as a gift.

You could even spell out the names of different herbs and use them to make a little herb garden!

Decorate a Flower Pot

Supplies needed:

Begin by cleaning the pot with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to make sure all of the residue and oils from your fingers are gone. Let dry.

Oil based Sharpie marker, letter stickers, Q-tips, and a white ceramic pot on a wood surface

Place the letter stickers on your pot to spell a name or word. You could use some fun shape stickers for this part as well!

Stickers spelling "LEAH" applied to the side of a white ceramic pot

Use your Sharpie to make dots all around the letters.

Dotting a white ceramic pot with a Sharpie paint marker

Make the dots close together around the stickers, and fade them out as you get further away. You can use one color like we did or have fun with a bunch of different colors.

alphabet stickers on a ceramic pot with Sharpie dots

Make sure the ink is completely dry and then peel off the stickers.

peeling up alphabet letter stickers

If there were any spots that the ink leaked under the stickers, just wipe it off with a little rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab.

Using rubbing alcohol on the end of a qtip to clean up marker lines

And you’re done with your flower pot craft! Easy right?!

flower pot decoration idea

We put some pretty succulents in our pots, that are perfect for our hot California summer. Hopefully we finally have something that will survive since I’m not great at watering things.

personalized flower pot
Yield: 1 pot

Flower Pot Craft

Use a Sharpie to make dots in this unique flower pot craft! It's so easy that a child could do it, and you just need a few simple supplies.

Learn how to decorate a flower pot with a Sharpie in this unique craft! Kids and adults will love to personalize.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • Ceramic flower pots
  • Letter stickers
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton swabs
  • Paper towels

Tools

  • Oil-based Sharpie(s)

Instructions

  1. Begin by cleaning the pot with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to make sure all of the residue and oils from your fingers are gone. Let dry.
  2. Place the letter stickers on the pot to spell a name or word. Smooth down.
  3. Use the Sharpie to make dots all around the letters.
  4. Add dots close together around the stickers, and move out as you get further away. Use one or multiple colors.
  5. Let dry and peel off the stickers.
  6. Wipe off any spots or bleeding with rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab.

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Ready to see this flower pot craft in action? Be sure to check out the video below:

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Sue

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Adorable project! Do you have to set the dots to keep them from running if they get wet?

Amy

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

You do not! It's a permanent paint pen. Thank you!!

Jason

Saturday 23rd of February 2019

I love this craft and the process is self explanatory. Great post

Bright

Saturday 7th of July 2018

Lovely idea....must try it. I’m wondering what else we could use that technique on. Plaque name on their bedroom door? Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy

Saturday 7th of July 2018

That's a great idea! If you make it, please share it will me! I'd love to see.