Make a Beautiful Faux Dripping Paint Effect Plant Pot

Hi everyone and welcome to our monthly #DIYBlogChallenge! Last month’s theme was pom-poms and you can see my take on the project here.   April’s theme or item to work with was – TIN/CAN!! You know I love a good upcycling project and have done a tin project before, where I transformed some bean cans into a nice desk organiser.

This time I thought I could work with my paint tin I had left over from painting our bedroom.

I thought about what to make, and was inspired by some ceramics I’ve seen. I love this ceramic pot I’d seen and thought – how about I try to create a similar effect..

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I thought it would be fun(ny) to make faux paint drips on a paint tin.. get it? erm ok maybe not that funny.. but still 🙂 the only problem was I didn’t have the right materials and didn’t want to spend any more money so I had to improvise..

First attempt  to create drips was with epoxy resin + acrylic paint.

Verdict – the resin was thin and kind of just kept dripping, it gave nice shiny drips but it was not what I was after. I wanted thick colourful drips.

At this stage I thought perhaps I should get some 3d glaze (I’ve had in my virtual amazon basket for years!). As I was running out of time, I could not get any 3d glaze online and of course shops didn’t have any.. So plan B – try out PVA (or Elmers glue in USA/Canada)!!

Second attempt to create drips – mixing acrylic paint with thick PVA glue. Still had no idea what I was doing but it seemed to work(ish).

The consistency was thicker so it created a nice pattern. I mixed the dark tone, lighter tone, silver and added a little bit of white here and there.  It looks quite messy but I love it!!! I left it dry for at least 24 hours and then put some acrylic paint varnish over to make it nice and glossy.

It will be a perfect addition to my workshop – dripping paint and all!!

The gorgeous artwork print is by Marta Hutt from Lush Eclectic

Go see what Lianne from Makes Bakes & Decor created!!


4 thoughts on “Make a Beautiful Faux Dripping Paint Effect Plant Pot

  1. A fab project and I love the colours! I love projects where you don’t have to go out and buy anything new and the acrylic paint with pva turned out great!
    Lianne x

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