Create with Quimby: Painted herb pots

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The DIY queen joined AM Extra to show her painted herb pots

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Herbs are among the most popular plants to grow at home and Shannon Quimby has a fun painting project to help get you organized.

The DIY queen joined AM Extra to show her painted herb pots and how to make them.

Shannon Quimby

Miller Paint is offering a free color sampler– one per customer– with the creation of a Preferred Customer account

DIY Herb Painted Pots

  • Supplies for one
  • Terra cotta flowerpot 4”-6” tall
  • Paint brush
  • Green paint; Used Miller Paint color 0786 Peter Pan
  • Blue paint; Used Miller Paint color 0646 Key West Zenith
  • Blue masking tape
  • Sticky indoor/outdoor letters, size 1⁄2” (found at Office Depot)
  • Stick pin
  • Your choice of herbs

How to

  1. Paint the flowerpot green
  2. Wrap and press firmly, a piece of blue masking tape around the
    flowerpot about two-thirds up from the bottom of the pot
  3. Paint green paint up and over the upper edge of the blue tape. This
    step is to seal the tape to the pot to create a nice, crisp color line
    when done.
  4. Once the green paint is dry press letters along the upper edge of the
    tape to spell the herb that will be planted in the pot
  5. With the blue paint, paint the entire upper section of the flowerpot,
    including over the letters and let dry
  6. With stick pin, gentle pry the letters away from the pot
  7. Plant the herb in the pot and set on windowsill and enjoy

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