DIY Planted Flower Pots


Happy Monday!

Let me start off today’s post with a confession…I don’t do dirt.

Even though I grew up living in the country I’d consider myself more of an indoorsy kinda girl. Mainly because I am deathly afraid of snakes, big bugs and/or any rodents that come out of no where just to scare you.  So, when my mom asked me to help her weed her perennial garden a few years ago this brilliant “I don’t do dirt” comment came out of my mouth. And it sort of stuck…all while continuing to make us laugh about it years later.

You might be wondering how I make my DIY Planted Flower Pots each year since I don’t do dirt…so I thought I’d share that with you today!

DIY Planted Flower Pots

DIY Planted Flower Pots

My secret to not doing dirt is called… potting mix soil! Which is simply dirt that you buy in a bag from the store. But, to me it really means snake, bug and rodent free 🙂 It’s not what I consider to be “real” dirt. Therefore, I can use it to make my DIY Planted Flower Pots.

DIY Planted Flower Pots

Once you have your “dirt” you need some pretty flowers to plant. These are the pretty flowers my sister and I picked out to plant this year.

DIY Planted Flower Pots


1. Fill the flower pot with the potting mix soil about 3/4 full. Notice since I don’t do dirt I used a solo cup to fill the pot, because I don’t have a little flower scooping shovel 🙂 Make do with what you have…a solo cup worked for me!

2. Scoop out small holes to plant each of your flowers in using your little garden shovel or solo cup.

3. Break up the roots and soil from the flowers a little with your hands before you plant the flowers in the hole.

4. Then place your flower in the hole and cover the roots with soil.

5. Repeat the steps with each new flower that you add, making sure to spread the flowers out evenly.

6. Water your finished product! It also seems to work for me to add a little Miracle-Gro to my flower pots after they are planted. Just make sure you don’t pour the Miracle-Gro mix directly on the flowers. Keep it in the soil for best results.

DIY Planted Flower Pots

Then you have a beautiful DIY Planted Flower Pot to enjoy!

DIY Planted Flower Pots

This year since I have been spray painting everything but the kitchen sink, I decided to spray paint my flower pots too. I used Krylon’s Oxford Blue Satin for these pots. Don’t you think the pots look much better!?

DIY Planted Flower Pots

DIY Planted Flower Pots

Maybe someday I’ll “do dirt” and have my own perennial garden. But, for now I’m sticking with potting mix soil that comes in a bag 🙂

What about you, do you “do dirt”?

Have a great day!

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9 thoughts on “DIY Planted Flower Pots

  1. The blue is much better, yup. Good call.

    Former professional gardener, here. The trick to pots is putting things in there that all get along and need the same conditions. You might find that the begonia prefers a little shade in the afternoon heat but the geranium wants hot sun all day. Whoever you appease, the other one will stop blooming. But you might get away with a spot that gets shade after 2 PM. If you’d rather stick to sunny and hot, replace the begonia with a petunia of the same blooming color and put the begonia in its own little pot.

    Did you know you can plant tulip and daffodil bulbs in there, too?

    Damnit, now I wanna plant some pots! 🙂


  2. Wow, thank you so much! I will check it out. 🙂


  3. I always try to read the little tags that come in the plants for “full sun”, partial sun” etc. Your pots look beautiful!


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