How to Paint Geraniums on a Clay Pot
I can’t help myself… I LOVE Geraniums!! They are such bright, colorful and HAPPY flowers. Unfortunately, where I live I can only see them in the summer. So I decided to create some geraniums of my own that I can look at all year long. It’s a very EASY craft. Go ahead… give it a try. Even if you think you can’t paint, you can do THIS!
- Folk Art Acrylic Paints – light yellow, darker yellow red, dark red, green, dark green,
- Natural sponge
- Round paint brush
- Clay Pot Sealer (Optional)
To begin, you may wish to coat your pots with a Clay Pot Sealer. If you don’t seal them you may want to only put plants into the pots that are inside other, smaller pots. Otherwise, the water will leach into the paint and possibly cause it to peel off.
Paint the pots with a coat or two of light yellow acrylic paint. You may need two coats. Paint down inside the pot about an inch or two if you like.
Dampen the sponge with the darker yellow paint. Dab the sponge, lightly onto and all over the light yellow base coat. You just want a light lacy look, not complete coverage.
Next, use another area of the sponge to paint red geraniums. Just dip the sponge into the paint and dab it a couple of times on a paper towel to remove any globs of paint. Pat the sponge onto the pot to make a circle “flower”.
Find an unused corner of the sponge and make small leaves with the light green, paint.
Let the paint dry.
With the round brush and a little dark red, or a rich burgandy red color, paint little “C’s” or commas here and there to define a few flower petals.
Repeat the comma’s or “C’s” with the dark green paint on the leaves. Let dry. This is a perfect craft for a wide range of ages and skill levels and smaller clay pots can be found for under $1.
Originally posted on April 4, 2010