Paint a pot

Create magic with paints on ordinary pots

Paint in cheerful colors can transform a humble clay pot into a work of art. You don't need artistic talent to create simple designs. Here's how to make the blue-and-white one pictured at left.

DESIGN: Jennifer Cobble Willhoite

TIME: 20 to 30 minutes, plus drying time

COST: $20 for several pots, including paint and materials. Container prices vary widely, depending on size.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS

• Clear acrylic sealer

• One 8-inch terra-cotta pot

• White, cobalt blue, and yellow acrylic paints

• One 1-inch-wide paintbrush

• One high-quality fine-tipped paintbrush

 

 

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