By Jessica Ansley of Artbucket Creations

Who loves puns? I do! They crack me up. I saw a cute punny painted flower pot on pinterest and decided I HAD to make my own, and wanted to share my process with you guys! I used my Silhouette Cameo 2 to cut my stencils out of Oracal vinyl, and I used Heirloom Traditions Chalk Paint  (my newest obsession, plus I have a special coupon code that you can use to get a discount! Use the code: “HEIRLOOMRULES” at check out to get a discount!) to paint my pot!

Here is how you can make your own!


My favorite shades of Heirloom Traditions Paint that I own! (Marilyn’s Lipstick, Synergy, Ala Mode, Tanya, and their awesome Liquid wax!)


Supplies List:
Terra Cotta Pot in the size of your choice
220 grit (or higher) sand paper
Isopropyl Alcohol
Flat Acrylic Paint Brushes In Various Sizes
Heirloom Traditions Chalk Paint in shade Ala Mode (or your favorite white chalk paint)
Heirloom Traditions Chalk Paint in shade Black Bean (or your favorite black chalk paint)
Oracal 631 Vinyl 
Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine (or your favorite vinyl cutter)
Transfer Tape
Burnishing Tool or Squeegee
Jute Twine
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks 
X-Acto Knife or Weeding Tool


Step 1: Prepare your terra-cotta pot by sanding all uneven surfaces with 220 grit (or higher) sandpaper, and wipe down with isopropyl alcohol.

Step 2: Begin painting your pot with your white Heirloom Traditions chalk paint! I painted all surfaces except the inside! I did two coats of paint on my pot!

Step 3: Using a hot glue gun and your glue sticks, apply a small dot of hot glue and apply your twine to it. I did small dots of glue every inch or so and attached my jute twine to it.

Step 4: Cut your design out of your vinyl with your Silhouette machine (or other vinyl cutter) and weed your stencil. (Weeding is the process in which you remove the extra material that you DO NOT want for your design.)

Step 5: Apply your transfer tape to your stencil design and burnish well using your squeegee or chosen burnishing tool. Remove your vinyl stencil from the paper backing and apply to your pot.

Step 6: Burnish your stencil onto your pot very well and then remove transfer tape, leaving the stencil on your pot.

Step 7: Begin painting over your design on your pot with your black paint.

Step 8: Remove the stencil BEFORE the paint dries. I chose to remove it as soon as I was finished with painting it.

Step 9: Allow your design to dry. Then seal with your favorite water-based sealer. I use polycrylic for indoor pots and Kilz Klear Water-Based Primer-Binder-Sealer for outdoor use!

Voila! You are done!

You can add your favorite herb, flowers, or cacti/succulents, like I did for this mothers day pot! 18222589_1716525241976094_8955656514224271372_n

Get your hands on this commercial license design shown above by clicking HERE!

For those of you that like visual tutorials, here is a video from our youtube channel! Be sure to share and follow/subscribe! Check out the bundle of 15  commercially licensed designs for these pots HERE!

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