Recently, Walmart asked if we wanted to try out the new Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X spray paint, which covers twice the area compared to regular spray paint. Sold at Walmart for $3.77 a can, Rust-Oleum claims each can will act like two, so you’ll need less paint and can save money. I took the opportunity to create a unique Mother’s Day gift and painted a garden pot using some of the bright colors available from Rust-Oleum. Check out the how-to below and see how we created a bright, decorative garden pot as a Mother’s Day gift that’s also perfect for spring and summer!
DIY Decorative Garden Pot
- Clay planter pot
- Painter’s plastic or newspaper
- Rust-Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover 2X spray paint, 2 colors of your choosing
- Painter’s tape
- Stencils (optional)
- Gloves (optional)
How to spray paint and decorate a clay garden pot
1. Cut (approx.) 2-inch strips of tape and place on pot in a zig-zag pattern.
2. Cover top of pot with plastic or newspaper to protect it while spray painting the bottom.
3. Using your first chosen color, spray paint from the bottom of the tape line down as far as you’d like to see the color.
4. Once the first color has thoroughly dried, repeat step 1 below the first color, matching the pattern previously used. Then, cover the painted area with plastic or newspaper.
5. Using the second color, spray paint the remaining bottom part of the pot, plus the bottom surface.
6. If you’d like, once the paint is completely dry, you can either use a stencil to spray paint a design onto a chosen area of the pot or you can hand-paint a design using acrylic paints.
What is your favorite way to use spray paint for DIY projects?
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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