I’ve got summer on my mind something fierce right now, not only is it summer break around here it also hit 117 degrees here in Arizona this week. So it’s only natural that my summer decor project list is in full force. First up, sprucing up my front porch for summer with something fun and bright. These Summer Painted Planters are totally doing the trick.
Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers
Terracotta Planters, various sizes
Clear Brush-On Sealer
This project was totally inspired by THIS recent photo I snapped on Instagram, the dragonfruit I bought for my kids to try was so gorgeous. The magenta of the flesh and the black and white polka dot seeds, what’s not to love?! I thought it would be super fun to do some planters for my succulent obsession that were fruit inspired, so I grabbed some pots from Michaels. While I was shopping at Michaels I snagged some Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers too. I thought they would make drawing the accents on my planters so much easier. There were so many colors to choose from, I couldn’t help myself…so I bought a few different color choices.
First, I gave each of my terracotta planters a quick coat of acrylic paint for my base coats using a foam brush. I decided on a pineapple planter, dragonfruit planter, and watermelon planter. All fun colors for summer.
For the pineapple, a solid coat of yellow paint is all you need for this step.
The bottom of the dragonfruit planter should be white, and along the rim of the planter I used a bright magenta / radiant orchid paint.
For the watermelon, I gave the bottom of the planter a bright pink coat of paint. The rim was painted with teal paint.
There are so many fruits to choose from when painting your planters. Oranges, lemons, limes, apples, kiwi, etc…
Start by priming your paint markers. Simply shake the marker with the lid on several times with the tip of the marker facing up, then press down on a piece of paper or hard surface several times to allow the paint to flow to the tip of the paint marker.
Using the Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers I added my details. For the pineapple I sketched white cross hatch lines with my paint marker, you could do the lines more solid for this if you prefer. I love how the sketchy lines look though. For the dragonfruit you will add tiny black polka dots with the marker, again the size of the dots is totally up to you. The watermelon needed a smaller white border around the planter to resemble the rind, and I also used the black paint marker again to draw on seeds.
I love how easy these paint markers are to use. They are glossy and opaque on both dark or light surfaces, and they are permanent with a quick drying time. Plus, they can be used on virtually any surface: wood, metal, pottery, glass, plastic, stone, rubber and more!
Once my planters were done I gave them a coat of a clear brush on sealer. You could either brush on a sealer or spray one, this step is just to protect the acrylic paint you used if you are using these planters outdoors.
I seriously am in love with how cute these planters are. Especially filled with succulents. That pineapple planter looks perfect with the Climbing Aloe plant I found. The small succulent in the dragonfruit planter is called a Jade Plant and it was the closest thing color wise I could find that resembled the top of a dragonfruit.
There are so many ways to use the Sharpie Paint Markers, I can’t wait to find another project to use them on soon! Be sure to check your local newspaper and online for Michaels coupons while supplies last if you’re planning on grabbing some for this project or any other project you have in mind.
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