The Ice Cream Theme – Pretty Plant Pots for Lila’s Room

In my last post, I talked about the work we’ve been doing on Lila’s room and the ice cream theme we’ve been creating. Now that the room is painted and the basics are in place, I wanted to start making some pretty things to go inside it. I spotted this pin on Pinterest and decided to try something similar myself. The pin comes from this blog and I just love the idea.

Ice Cream Theme | Painted Ice Cream Plant PotsI got my plant pots and paint in Hobbycraft a while ago and on a recent trip to Ikea I spotted these pretty fake flower plants. I usually like to use real plants at home, but these were far more suitable for a child’s room and they are the perfect colours for the room. The paint is just craft acrylic, which is perfect for kind of project.

Ice Cream Theme | Painted Ice Cream Plant Pots

Ice Cream Theme | Painted Ice Cream Plant PotsI started by painting the bottom part of the bot in a similar colour to an ice cream cone. I used a couple of layers to get it looking how I wanted it. The paint dries really quickly because the terracotta pot is so porous.

Ice Cream Theme | Painted Ice Cream Plant PotsNext I mixed a darker shade and added some waffle details. I did this quite roughly because thats the looks I was going for. It could be done more precisely with a thinner brush or even a Sharpie marker.

Ice Cream Theme | Painted Ice Cream Plant PotsI then painted the top part of each pot with a different colour to look like ice cream.

Ice Cream Theme | Painted Ice Cream Plant PotsThe next step was to add sprinkles to each ice cream, I used different brushed to make different shapes and sizes of sprinkle.

Ice Cream Theme | Painted Ice Cream Plant PotsAll thats left to do is leave the pots to dry completely and add the plant. Lila absolutely loved these and not they’re sitting on a shelf in her room looking so cheerful and lovely.

Ice Cream Theme | Painted Ice Cream Plant PotsWhat do you think of the pots? Do you have any other craft suggestions that could look good with an ice cream theme. Watch this space for more projects in the next few weeks.


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