Create your own pretty little hand-drawn art clay pot planter in under 15 minutes. All you need is a pen and a pot and you can make fun little mini art decor crafts. These cute mini planters are a quick craft and a great diy gift or decor you can make so quickly. You can start with mini terra cotta pots, paint or leave them as is. Then add whatever art you like. I always draw flowers as my go-to doodle… so today flowers it is! Plus, I think flowers are perfect art designs for mini planters… keep the gardening vibe going.
Mini Hand-Drawn Art Clay Pot Planter
I pre-painted my pots white and then just used a Sharpie marker to draw cute flower doodles. You can make Spring art like I did, or draw your own designs, it's up to you! I am using a chalk paint for this project, I find the pen draws a little better on this particular paint. Use whatever paint you have on hand and try it out.
I turned my mini pots into magnets, however, you can use these pots without the magnets too. I'll list the supplies and instruction below, but you can skip the magnet step if you'd like.
- Mini clay pots
- White chalk paint
- Paint brush
- Black, fine-point Sharpie pen
- Mini plants (mine are fake)
- Super strong magnets
- Hot glue gun
Tip: apply some paint to basic cardstock and allow it to dry. Then test out your pens before you spend time painting your pots.
- Paint your mini pots however you'd like. I used white paint and left the rim of the pots terra cotta. Allow to dry thoroughly.
- Draw whatever design you'd like on the pot.
- Hot glue a magnet to the pot – on whichever side you'd like to be the “back”.
- Add a real plant or a fake plant, you choose.
Watch the video
Here's a video tutorial you can follow along to make your own cute little hand-drawn art clay pot.
Decorating your own mini plant pots is quick and easy
See below for more step-by-step photos to help you create your own clay pot art planters. This painting and drawing technique could be used on any size pot. However, I recommend, if you're going to decorate a larger pot, try a thicker pen. You could use the small pen, but a larger pen will cover more area more quickly and be easier to see.
I think it would be fun to decorate a large planter… the type that you set on the front porch. How pretty would that be? And then you can show off your art to the neighborhood!
Adding magnets to your mini pot planters
I added little magnets with hot glue to the back of my mini pots. They can be used as decor on the fridge or, I have some magnets set up on my wall next to my desk, so adding a little plant is perfect for including some color to my small workspace decor. You don't need to attach magnets to your own pots, but I think it's a fun idea to create an extra mini decor accent for your space.
Get creative and play with your drawing designs on the pots. You can make these mini planters as gifts or decor for small spaces. Try different paint colors and different pen colors for a whole new look!