My little lemon tree came in a 10″ black plastic pot with drainage holes on the bottom and sides. Currently it’s sitting on top of a baking tray because that’s the only thing I have at home to hold any water that may seep out. Not too pretty…so comes project Terra Cotta pot!
Found a 12″ terra cotta pot from Ikea on sale for $3.99. what a deal! I decided that I would seal it, paint it, glaze it and voila – as good as any other $30 dollar pots.
Step 1 – grab a 40% off coupon from Michael’s and get a sealer and paint. Decided on a bright yellow and plain white paint colour. Bought mod podge sealer.
Step 2 – tape up paint areas – paint away – 3 coats seems to do the trick
Step 3 – patiently wait for paint to dry. seal 2 coats of mod podge. I randomly put a doily on the bottom plate for a bit of design look. (i know I know…the pot will cover it anyways, but still…)
Step 3 – Go to home depot – buy some rope. (got 1/4″ 50 ft rope for $3.99). Hot glue it to the pot for a bit of an accented look.
Step 4 – put lemon tree in – step back and admire the final look.
(I put the entire pot on an Ikea rolling tray so that I can move the tree around the condo as needed). Project – done!