Fun Garden Pots for Spring

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Feb 12, 2014 | Katie Marks

It's almost time to hit the nursery and pick up some splendid starts, flowers, seeds, and more for spring, but if you're like me, you might be facing a small problem: most of your gardening containers are pretty blah. Let's face it: nice flowerpots are expensive, and unless you happen to be rolling in dough, you might not want to shell out the big bucks for a fancy pot. Luckily, you can make your own gorgeous garden accessories for deliciously low prices, and I cruised Hometalk to pick out some especially cool examples.

Photo: cool about these! These painted flowerpots from ConcordCottage are hot, hot, HOT. I love the neon colors of the flowerpots countered by the bright, aggressive flowers. If you're feeling grim this spring, these will definitely, ah, brighten things up a bit.

Photo: Laura Trevey/Hometalk

Use chalkboard stickers or chalkboard paint for these simple, understated, and lovely flowerpots. And you don't have to limit your efforts to herbs, although these do look charming...

Photo: Tami/HometalkIf you've been wanting an offbeat way to show off your house number, have you considered writing it on your flowerpots? These house number flowerpots are great -- just make sure neighborhood kids don't scramble them for fun and confuse the UPS driver! (Seriously though, if you have a prankster problem...maybe time to reinforce that San Diego fence?)

Photo: All Things Heart and Home/HometalkI love transfers, and they happen to take really well to terra cotta. If you'd like some frou-frou French-inspired flowerpots, you don't need to fork over a fat stack of francs at that pretentious garden store -- just make your own!

Photo: Virginia B./Hometalk

Another example of a transfer, this time with tissue paper and modge podge. Make sure to seal these flowerpots well so the patterns don't bleed!

Photo: Angie/HometalkAngie in Nashville says: "don't fear the gold leaf!" These totally sweet pots are easy to make, and you can add gold leaf designs to your flowerpots too.

Photo: Tara/HometalkTara's buck and doe flowerpots are understated and totally classy -- and they're the only deer you want in your garden!

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