Spring is the ideal time to get creative and make beautiful decorations for your home. The weather is slowly but surely getting warmer and the upcoming Easter is the perfect occasion to decorate the apartment with flowers and plants. In this post we have collected a few ideas on how you can make a pretty flower pot for Easter. Different materials and techniques are used for this, so that everyone is sure to find a suitable idea for themselves. let yourself be inspired!
Make mini flower pots for Easter from craft clay
The Easter bunny is one of the motifs that should not be missing from the Easter decoration. If you agree, you can make a mini clay flower pot for a cactus or a succulent plant yourself. It is not at all complicated to replicate and also makes an interesting gift idea for Easter. The necessary materials are listed here:
- air drying clay
- Cardboard roll
- Roll-out rod
- Hole cutter or wide straw
- Craft knife
- paint brush
1. Roll out the clay evenly until you have a piece large enough to wrap around the cardboard roll with a little excess.
2. Outline the design with a pencil or the end of the brush. Then cut out the design.
3. Use some water to smooth the surface, then engrave the details for the nose and mouth.
4. Roll out another piece of craft clay and again use the cardboard roll to shape the bottom of the flower pot by cutting out the round end.
5. Wrap the top of the bunny planter around the base. Use water to tie the edges together. At this point, you’ll also need to support the ears so they don’t bend and tear off. Take your time and work carefully, gluing only a small section at a time. Cut off the excess clay and join the two edges of the planter together.
6. Use the hole cutter on the eyes – press and twist it into the clay to get a perfect circle under each ear. Now let the clay dry overnight in a warm place. To support the ears, you can make a small construction out of popsicle sticks and elastic bands.
7. Once the clay is dry, sand down any small bumps and paint the details on the nose and ears. Then all that remains is to plant a cactus or a succulent plant in the self-made flower pot for Easter and the cute decoration is ready.
Make rabbit flower pots yourself out of plastic bottles
Do you also like upcycling projects? For the next idea you will need large plastic bottles, which you can first cut out in a rabbit shape, then paint and plant your favorite flowers. Simple but original. We’ll show you how to do it! First, collect the following materials:
- 2 liter PET bottles
- paint brush
- Felt-tip pens
- Drill (or other tool for holes)
- Potting soil
- Flowers for planting
1. Use a felt-tip pen to draw the rabbit’s head and ears on the plastic bottle. Ideally, the center of the face should be between two of the knobs at the bottom of the bottle so that the knobs look like legs. You can sketch out a template on a piece of paper and use it to make it easier.
2. Then cut out the rabbit flower pot with the scissors. Paint the planter with acrylic paint of your choice. You might want to apply two or three coats of paint for it to really cover well. Let the paint dry well between each coat.
3. Once the last coat of paint has dried, it’s time to give the bunny a face. First, lightly sketch the face with a pencil and then trace it with the felt-tip pens.
4. You should now make holes in the bottom of your planter for drainage. The easiest way to do this is with the drill, but you can also use a hammer and nail or other tool. Make four to five holes, for example a hole in each of the knobs on the bottom of the bottle.
5. Then fill your flower pots with potting soil and plant flowers and plants of your choice.
Voilà! You made a DIY Easter Bunny Plant Pot! Use it as a decoration for the Easter table, to decorate the windowsill or as a gift for someone you love.
Looking for more ideas for flower pots made of plastic bottles? Check out this video for another great DIY project!
Make a flower pot for Easter with the napkin technique
Clay pots are also a great idea for your house plants and succulents. For more spring mood at home, you can decorate them to match Easter. At this point the decoupage technique offers itself as a wonderful idea. You can read more about the method in our article “Napkin Technique for Easter – Decoration Ideas & Decoupage techniques with and without glue “where you will find lots of tips and pretty ideas.
With this technique, every simple pot can be transformed into something very special. Here you will find an example of a flower pot with a cherry blossom pattern, in which every green plant comes into its own. You will need the following materials for this project:
- Clay pots with saucers
- white acrylic paint
- Foam brush
- Paper napkins with spring or Easter motifs
- Mod Podge or other decoupage glue
1. Paint a clay pot and its saucer with white paint. Depending on the material, you will need three to four coats of paint to completely cover the pot. Let the paint dry between coats.
2. Separate the layers of a napkin (there are usually three layers). You only need the printed location.
3. Tear the napkin into sections. You can also cut them if you wish. Then, smear some napkin glue on the pot where you want to attach the torn napkin. Put the napkin on top and stick it to the pot with a little more glue. Be careful not to tear the thin paper.
4. Work in sections and wait a bit for the glue to dry before continuing. Keep working around the pot until you get a pattern that you like.
5. Let the glue dry completely, then apply another coat of decoupage glue to seal everything well. Then all that remains is to plant the pot and find a nice place in the house for it.
DIY flower pots made from old cans
There are so many things in the household that can be wonderfully converted into planters. This also includes the old tin cans. With a little paint and a couple of colorful napkins with matching motifs, you can make a great flower pot for Easter. This method works well with old glasses too. However, you must note that, unlike tin cans, the glasses cannot be pierced. Therefore, you should only use plants that do not need drainage.
And these are the necessary materials for the cute flower pots made from tin cans:
- empty tin cans of different sizes
- white acrylic paint
- normal brush and sponge brush
- Paper napkins with Easter motifs
- Napkin glue
- Drill (optional)
- Decoration of your choice, e.g. B. bows, stickers, etc..
1. Remove all stickers from your cans and rinse them well with water and washing-up liquid.
2. Paint the tin cans in any color, with white being the best variant to bring out the motifs. Apply as many coats as needed. Let the paint dry.
3. Separate the layers of the napkins and cut out the motifs. Coat the cans with napkin glue and attach the motifs where you want them. Seal with a second layer of glue and let dry well. If you wish, you can further decorate the pots with bows and stickers.
4. If the plants that will be placed in the pots need drainage, drill 3-4 holes in the bottom of each can. Fill the jars with potting soil and plant them as desired.
Make your own Easter chick flowerpot
Another way to make a simple clay pot more interesting would be to paint it and use a few decorative elements to transform it into a cute Easter motif. Here is a really cute idea for decorating the flower pot like a blue Easter chick. What is needed:
- Clay pot
- blue acrylic paint
- orange craft paper
- blue feathers
- black pen
- Craft glue
- paint brush
1. Paint the pot all around, below and on the upper part of the inside with 2-3 layers of blue acrylic paint (or another color of your choice). Let the paint dry.
2. Cut a small orange beak out of the construction paper. The easiest way to do this is to cut out a diamond shape and fold it in half. Glue the beak to the flower pot with the fold so that it is open and has a 3D effect.
3. Draw the eyes on the chick with a black pencil. Then glue the blue feathers to the flower pot – some right on the edge and one on each side to make them look like wings.
4. When you are finished, you can fill the pot with potting soil and plant a plant such as a succulent in it.
DIY moss flower pot for Easter
You can still beautify old or simple pots if you cover them with a different material. So what do you think of a pot made of green moss? No matter whether real or artificial, the moss will put every flowering plant in the limelight. If you would like to make such a flower pot for Easter, you will need the following materials:
- old flower pot
- Moss mat
- Spray adhesive
1. Measure the moss for the DIY plant pot by laying the pot on its side and adding 4-5 cm more at the top and bottom. If you want to be really precise you can make a curved shape by tracing a rolling pot on the back of the moss and cutting out that shape.
2. Spray the pot with spray glue and roll the pot over the back of the moss mat so that the moss sticks. Cut off any excess moss with scissors. You can also spray the inside and bottom of the pot with glue to be able to wrap the moss from top to bottom. That’s it! Plant the pot, put it in a nice saucer and decorate the apartment.