I’ll confess, I’m no professional gardener. So when I came across two cute little yellow flower pots in the dollar bin at my favorite store, I couldn’t pass them up. However years of use turned the yellow dingy. I set them aside for a long time, not sure how to spice them up. Then the idea hit me like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow . . . ombre! Rainbow ombre, that is.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Multi-surface acrylic paints, assorted colors
- Square brush
- Spray sealant (optional)
I started with yellow at the top because while I really did like the original color of the pots, they were old and dirty. So I knew I’d be painting yellow over the yellow 😀
Take your colors and arrange them to match (as best as you can) the colors of a rainbow. Then use your brush to add a very thick layer of painted stripes to the pot, one right on top of the other.
Clean your brush and then make sure the paint is still wet. Use the brush to go over the line where both colors meet, lightly stroking each color within the other. It’s okay if it’s not a perfect line. I really love the abstract look. Allow to dry for at least an hour.
Fill the flower pots up with cute little succulent plants or fresh herbs. If you are using the pots outside, spray with an outdoor acrylic sealant.