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DIY Polka Dot Planters

I was updating my planters and had some extra plants. I also had some extra pots on hand. The problem was that these pots were pretty plain and boring.

Sad. But with some vinyl and Mod Podge I had a quick fix and some fun pots.


I took some of my white adhesive vinyl and a 1 and 1/2 inch circle punch and punched out some circles. I could have cut a whole page at the time with my Silhouette but I opted to just punch and adhere as I went because I really didn't know how many circles I wanted or needed. The vinyl doesn't stick well to the plastic planters, so that's where Mod Podge comes in. I used some outdoor Mod Podge to coat and seal the dots. They have held up well for a week, even in normal rain, but we're having a tropical storm right now and I think I'm going to have to do some repair work. Just remember to bring your pots in during a storm if you use this method.
I'm still lovin' the punch of detail and color they add to my front porch. I can spot these babies immediately when I pass my house coming and going or out for a run.

Check out my color blocked planter HERE.

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  1. These are adorable, I love ANYTHING polka dot!

    1. Polka dots make everything fun! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Love this! You are so creative.
    You ARE going to come by my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop this week to share it, right? PLEASE! The photo caught my eye when I visited Strut Your Stuff and then I realized it was you. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Ducks ‘n a Row

  3. Love it! Your new posts look very cute! What a fun DIY project!

  4. How neat! Such a cute easy project that really adds some character. Pinning this! Sarah @

  5. That is so cute-they really look great now!

    If you have a minute to spare I'd be thrilled if you could link this DIY project up to my weekly Say G'day linky party. It's on now and this would be a great addition.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  6. What a great way to update a plain planter. Love it!

  7. Love the poka dots...such a fun way to spruce things up, and add some interest! :)

  8. Great idea and they came out so cute! I like the taupe and white together. Thanks for sharing, Fonda.
    I'm visiting today from I Should Be Mopping the Floor. I'd love for you to visit my blog, linkup and and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

  9. seriously! Is there anything mod podge can't do?!?! :o) These look adorable and I'm glad you figured out a way to keep the dots on.
    Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
    Oh and just to let you know I've got a Photobook giveaway from Smilebooks going on this week. Three winners will each get a free photobook valued up to $300 each!! Come on over... low entries!

  10. This is so cute! I might be the only person who hasn't tried mod podge yet. Well, this is a reason to try it. How adorable!


  11. I love these! So fun:) They would be great in any color too- thanks for the great idea! I am your newest follower on Twitter and am looking forward to your upcoming projects!

  12. These make me smile! Love them I'd love for you to come link this up at the Weekly Creative Link Party that just went live this morning!

    Smiles, Melanie
    Reasons To Skip The Housework
    The Weekly Creative Link Party

  13. So cute! I love how you jazzed up these basic planters... not to mention that I LOVE the polka dots! You were the link before me at the BFF Open House Link Party! Hope you have a chance to swing by and check out It's Always Ruetten!

    It's Always Ruetten

  14. Ohhh these are adorable! I love the polka dots, so fun and whimsical! :)

  15. These are darling; what a great idea! I need to make some of these! I'll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow!

    Thanks for linking up!

  16. Adorable! Those polka dots made a huge difference! ;) Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs

  17. These painted pots are SO cute Fonda! Stop by later today to see them featured :)

    xo, Tanya

  18. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come stop by and grab a featured button:

  19. I am featuring you tomorrow during our link party... I love it!

  20. Love your pots!!!!! Pinned to my summer garden board! New follower to your page. Follow back at

  21. What a neat way to add some character to plain planters!! Love, love , love this! Thanks for linking up at our Summer Spruce Up party!!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  22. Super cute and EASY way to brighten up your planters. Wanted to let you know I'm featuring them when my link party opens up tonight.

  23. These are so cute! I love polka dots. I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It goes live on tonight at about 6 PM EST. Have a great week!



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