I know you guys love a good Kmart Hack so let me lay one on you. These pots were only $1 each and with a $5 paint set (plus some colours I had at home) I turned them into these beauties. But first, a backstory.
Because I’m a legit green thumb right now, I need more pots. This is something that has never happened to me before FYI. Usually, I need more plants because I have too many pots. Usually, the pots I buy for my plants end up empty when the plants almost instantly die.
BUT NOT ANY MORE! If you’re questioning my self-proclaimed status as a ‘green thumb’ I implore you to read this article where I successfully propagated a fiddle leaf fig. Not only did I keep a plant alive for over 2 years, but I also helped it make three babies! Insert smug face emoji here.
So this is what I used for my latest Kmart Hack (you may notice that I keep using the term ‘Kmart Hack,’ if it’s annoying you I do apologise. I’m trying to trick the Google bots into sending some searchers my way.)
DIY confetti painted pots Materials (Kmart Hack!)
- Some $1 plastic pots from Kmart
- This set of $5 paints
- A paint brush
- Some squeezy condiment bottles (like these) *optional
DIY confetti painted pots Directions (Kmart Hack!)
Confetti Splatter Pot
- Using a paintbrush that is at least 1.5cm wide (the one is the flatlay picture is a little small for this step) start painting your colourful strokes. I did one colour at a time and I made sure to leave a lot of space in between each stroke. I also made sure they were all going in different directions.
- As you add each colour, made sure to be as minimal as possible because it’s easy to overdo it.
- When I had painted on the pink, orange and blue strokes I let it dry for a few minutes and then squirted on some black splotches with the squeezy bottle. There were a bit thick so I blew on them through a straw to spread them out a bit. If you don’t have a squeezy bottle, the same thing can be done with a paintbrush but you will waste a heap more paint.
- Next, I mixed the yellow paint with some water (about 50:50) and splattered it on with the paintbrush. It’s probably important to mention that it was a really hot day and I did this in the sun so the paint had basically dried between each step. Doneskies!
Swirly Splatter Pot
- Put the blue paint in the squirty bottle and water it down a tiny bit, just enough so it flows well. If you don’t have a squeezy bottle, the same thing can be done with a paintbrush but you will waste a heap more paint.
- Put one hand inside the pot and use the other to squirt the paint on in a swirly way. If it looks weird, there is nothing you can do about it. Just let it dry, do not try to wipe it off or fix it in any way. And also if you panic just stop. You can always give it more later, but you can’t give it less. You know?
- When it dries, splatter on the yellow with a paintbrush, just like in step 4 above.