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Paint your own cat inspired cactus plant pots!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1135 projects »
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  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather the plant pots you'd like to plaint and place on a piece of paper to protect your surface.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sketch the outline of your cats on the pots with a pencil. Drawing ears on the top third and legs on the bottom third.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use masking tape to cover one third of each pot at a time.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mix up your first colour of paint. I made a nice pastel pink by mixing white with a touch of red.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 5
    Step 5

    Paint the middle of the first paint pot.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then paint the top of the second, leaving the triangles for the ears unpainted.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 7
    Step 7

    Carefully remove the tape from the first pot and then paint the legs and ears in pink.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now mix up your second colour of paint.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 9
    Step 9

    Paint the top of the first pot, making sure to paint around the ears neatly and around the base of the second pot, missing out the legs.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 10
    Step 10

    Remove the masking tape when dry.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 11
    Step 11

    Mix up your final paint and paint the bottom of the first pot and the body of the cat on the second pot.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 12
    Step 12

    Once dry, use a black fine liner pen to outline the body of the cats and sketch on the faces.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 13
    Step 13

    Finish by adding some details with a gold fine liner pen.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 14
    Step 14

    Repeat for the second pot.

  • How to make a vase, pot or planter. Cat-cus Pots - Step 15
    Step 15

    Pop some plants in and they're ready to display!

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