This easy-to-make stenciled planter is the perfect way to greet visitors and decorate your front door at the same time. We provide the template—all you need is the planter, paint and tape!

You’ll want to choose a planter that’s wide enough to accommodate the entire stencil and tall enough to have the letters visible from a distance—ours was 9″ wide and 11″ high.

Although we chose a clay pot, you can use a tin or rubber bucket instead. Just drill or punch a hole in in the bottom or place pebbles in it to allow for good drainage.

Clay is quite porous so we used a combination paint and primer spray paint. Read the labels on your cans of spray paint carefully! They’ll tell you which ones work best with which materials.

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How to make a stenciled planter

How to Make a Stenciled Planter
  • large, tall clay planter
  • 2 shades of paint and primer spray paint
  • stenciled planter template
  • card stock
  • [url href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Precision knife”]precision knife[/url]
  • spray adhesive
  • [url href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Frog tape”]tape for delicate surfaces[/url]
  • soil and plants
  1. Spray a large, tall planter with the darker tone of paint and primer spray paint. Allow it to dry.
  2. Download the [url href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Easy stenciled planter printable”]stenciled planter template[/url] and open in [url href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Adobe Reader”]Adobe Reader[/url].
  3. Print on card stock and cut out where indicated using a precision knife.
  4. Spray back of stencil with spray adhesive then tape in place on the planter.
  5. Using the lighter tone of spray paint, spray over the letters with a light, even motion. Wait one minute before carefully peeling off the stencil. Use the same color to paint the saucer then allow the planter and saucer to dry completely.
  6. Fill planter with soil and plants and display.
Need a housewarming gift? Personalize the planter by using colors that coordinate with the new house.