Reverse Stenciled Planters

By  Reprinted with permission  for  by Amy Rice, published by Quarry Books ©2014

size: varies


  • Flowerpots of choice


  • Stencils: masking tape of various widths, round stickers
  • Craft knife and self-healing cutting mat
  • Spray paint
  • Sealer

Basic Supplies

  • newspaper (to cover work surface), face mask
  • 1. Adhere very thin masking tape strips to flowerpot to create flower stems and grass; overlap stem lengths. (Note: Thin masking tape curves readily.) Cut leaves from wider tape on cutting mat. See Photo 1. Adhere leaves to pot. Adhere round stickers to pot to create flowers and petals. See Photo 2. Continue until satisfied with design.

    Photo 1

    Photo 2
  • 2. Wearing mask, spray paint pot on covered work surface. See Photo 3. For best results, choose color that contrasts with color of flowerpot. Let dry completely.

    Photo 3
  • 3. Carefully peel away tape and stickers to reveal design underneath. See Photo 4. Seal as desired.

    Photo 4
  • Tip
  • 1. For an alternate design, create horizontal rows of circles around the flowerpot rim. Or use floral or animal stickers to create a woodland scene.