I love a good blue and white ginger jar. I’m constantly picking them up thrift stores and I have amassed quite a collection. They are the perfect home decor accessory to dress up a mantle, bookshelf, coffee table, etc. They can literally go anywhere. The best part? You can always add fresh flowers to them to dress them up! I was trying to figure out a cute idea for place cards and had the perfect idea while I was walking around the craft store! Terra Cotta pots turned DIY painted ginger jars! In my head I thought it would look fab and I then I made them and they are even better than I expected!
It’s a really simple project and doesn’t require crazy painting skills. I will say it’s pretty easy on the painting scale.
Step 1: Paint your terra cotta pots. I used a foam brush for this step, but you could also just spray paint them white if you like. If you are painting with a foam brush they will take around 3 coats.
Step 2: Once your pots have dried you are able to add your ginger jar detailing. Now blue and white ginger jars are available in many different patterns. My favorite happens to be the ones with the double happiness symbol. Best part of that is that it’s one of the easier ones to make.
Step 3: Once you get the main pattern done you can paint a border along the rim of the terra cotta pot.
Step 4: Now the pattern around the double happiness symbol is normally some sort of busy floral pattern in a swirly pattern. I made a similar look with a bunch of busy swirls in different directions.
Step 5: Let dry and then pot your plants!
So cute, right? I would add a little wooden skewer with a name flag on it and use it for placecards and then guests can take one home.