These DIY Buffalo Check Painted Pots are a gorgeous holiday decoration or handmade Christmas gift idea!
Hand-Painted Plaid Pots for Christmas
Did you know that the average American spends over $700 on Christmas gifts each year? When the economy is booming, families usually spend even more!
One way that our family plans to have an awesome Christmas on a budget is by giving our extended family and friends handmade gifts or food gifts.
These adorable Buffalo Check Painted Pots fit both categories!
Not only are they a pretty Christmas keepsake gift, but you can fill them with holiday candies, chocolates, etc. for a gift idea that’s sure to be a hit.
All you need supply-wise is paint, a brush, and mini terra cotta pots. You can find these in most craft stores, or I’ve linked to get the exact products on Amazon – can’t beat that Prime shipping!
If you buy the pots in bulk, you should be able to make quite pots with each jar of paint. It’s a thrifty craft idea that can help you save money on buying gifts.
What I especially love about these painted plaid pots is that they are easy enough for kids to help make too. It would be the perfect project for kids to make for their teachers or loved ones. You could even do this as a group activity in the classroom, after school club, etc.
Keep reading for a full supply list, video tutorial, and photo step-by-step instructions to make these pretty plaid pots for Christmas!
Supplies Needed to Make Christmas Painted Pots
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- Small terra cotta pots
- Deco Art Chalky Finish paint in “Everlasting” (white)
- Deco Art Chalky Finish paint in “Romance” (red)
- Deco Art Chalky Finish paint in “New Life” (green)
- Deco Art Chalky Finish paint in “Carbon” (black)
- Medium flat paintbrush
Buffalo Check Painted Pots Instructions
First, watch our quick video demo below to see how we made our mini Buffalo Check Painted Pots. Then keep reading for full photo step-by-step instructions.
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The first thing you’ll do is prep all of your pots. Paint one pot red, one pot white, and one pot green – both inside and outside. Allow to dry completely.
How to Paint a Buffalo Check Pattern
Buffalo Check plaid is super trendy right now, both in clothing and home decor. We actually bought matching red Buffalo Check dresses for our family Christmas photos this year!
Once you have your pots painted with a base color, here’s how to paint a buffalo check pattern:
On a mixing tray or paper plate, blend together black paint and red paint until you have a 50-50 mix and a blackish-red color.
Use this blended color and the flat surface of your paintbrush to paint evenly spaced horizontal and vertical lines on the terra-cotta pot. Allow to dry.
Use black paint to fill in the squares where your lines overlap. Let your pots dry.
Repeat the above steps to make white and the green pots, using the white and green paint to mix with your black paint.
Once your painted plaid pots are completely dry, you can fill them with many type of goodies you like. We wrapped Christmas candies in clear cellophane bags and tied them up with red and green Christmas ribbon.
I love how they turned out!
Related: For another gorgeous DIY painted pot idea, check out our Concrete & Gold Succulent Planters!
Be sure to pin our painted Christmas pots gift idea on Pinterest:
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