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DIY Gold & White Herringbone Decorative Flower Pots

I will show you how to make your own flower pots with a gold and white herringbone pattern!

My winter décor this season has been pretty darn neutral.

Shocking, for me.

If you have been following along for a while then you know that I am a big fan of bold colour…

I’m like a bird… I gravitate to brightly coloured objects wherever I go.

So I must admit that I am already drooling over the bright spring flowers popping up in the grocery store and looking forward to adding more colour combinations back into our home very soon.

I can’t wait for SPRING!!

But for January, I must say that I have really enjoyed this calm, simple, and neutral look in our home.

Perhaps it is because it has been nice to come home to such a peaceful space after spending hours renovating another house

And as part of that neutral soft décor, I have loved how much warmth all the gold accents have added.

I consider gold a neutral, do you?

And I just love the gold on my DIY gold and white herringbone decorative flower pots…

DIY Gold & White Herringbone Decorative Flower Pots poster.

To make these I used:

– Clay pots (I picked mine up at a local dollar store)
– White craft paint, gold craft paint (not pictured)
– Gold paint pen (I used an oil based sharpie paint pen in gold)
– Paint brush
Clay pots, a gold pen and a brush on the table.

I started by painting my clay pots with a couple of coats of white craft paint….

Painting the clay pots white.

Once it was dry, I used a Sharpie (oil based) gold paint pen to sketch on my herringbone lines…. I started with a rim around the top.

Using the gold pen to put the herringbone pattern on the pots.

Next, I sketched somewhat straight lines from the top line I had drawn down to the bottom of the pot…

Up close of the precise lines on the pot.

Once all the vertical lines had been sketched, I started joining them together with angled (or diagonaled) horizontal lines…

Putting in the diagonal lines in gold on the pot.

Then once I had my first group of horizontal/diagonal lines sketched, I continued adding them, creating a herringbone design….

Sketching in another row of the gold lines onto the clay pot.

Once I was finished I painted the top ledge of the clay pots with a couple of coats of my elegant gold craft paint…

Painting the top ledge of the pot with gold paint.


These visually appealing clay pots are great in the spring or summer…

Succulents in the white and gold clay pot.

Or during the winter months as well…

The decorated pot outside with a plant in it.

DIY gold and white herringbone pattern decorative flower pots at The Happy Housie graphic.

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Upgrade basic clay post poster.

Did you get a peak at these when I shared my winter décor a couple of weeks ago?

They have a home on our neutral winter mantel right now…

The gold decorated pot on a mantel beside some deer.

Winter Decorating how to decorate in winter at The Happy Housie-1

Or perhaps you saw these when I originally shared them last Easter over at Tatertots and Jello?

The white and gold pots with greenery in them and chocolate Easter eggs.

And I am sharing them today on my blog for the first time, as part of the Get Your DIY On Challenge.

This coming Sunday we have our February Challenge. The theme is Neutral Décor Projects we Love.

Here is what my cohosts came up with this month:

Get Your DIY On Neutral Decor Projects We Love graphic.

I can’t wait to check out the details on these:

Neutral Gallery Wall at The Hankful House

Gold and White Herringbone Pots at The Happy Housie (you are here!)

DIY Antiques Sign at House by Hoff

IKEA Hack Shelves at Just a Girl and Her Blog

Rosette Framed Mirror at Confessions of a Serial DIY-er

We hope to see you back on Sunday to share your neutral décor projects!!


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  1. I definitely agree that gold is a neutral! These pots are so cute, I love how they go so well with the neutral decor!

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