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Polka-Dot Pots


No one ever said pots have to be plain and boring! With a touch of paint and dollop of creativity, add a springtime polka-dot pattern to your garden pots. Buy new terra-cotta pots (in a variety of sizes!) from Dollar Tree for only $1, or give new life to pots already on hand. Plus, these polka-dot pots present the perfect opportunity for kids to add their own artistic touch and imagination to the garden.

Shop at Dollar Tree – Here’s What You'll Need:

  • Terra-Cotta Pots
  • Cardboard or Sturdy Paper
  • Paint (Two Colors)
  • Paint Brush
  • Pencil
  • Colorful String/Bakers Twine
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Create a polka-dot stencil by tracing a small coin (or other round item) onto your cardboard or paper. Then cut out your stencil.
  2. Decide on a color and paint the base of your pot. This may require more than one coat of paint.
  3. Once dry, lightly trace the circle onto your pot with a pencil. Draw as many circles as you want to create your polka-dot pattern.
  4. Carefully paint your circles in a contrasting color. Make smaller circles by dabbing your paintbrush on the pot or by using a pencil eraser as your paintbrush.
  5. Once the paint is fully dry, glue ribbon or string onto the pot rim for added decoration.

Fun Tip:

  • Use these pots to house live plants, or fill them with Dollar Tree’s assorted faux flowers for year-round color without the hassle.