Flower Pot Makeover With Sunflowers and Bumblebees


This terra cotta flower pot makeover was so fun to create with a pretty sunflower and sweet bumblebees. It will look just adorable on your porch or patio.

Hello! Michelle back from Our Crafty Mom sharing a super fun flower pot makeover perfect for your summer porch or patio. I’ve always been a fan of sunflower crafts, and what goes better with sunflowers than bumblebees?! Have you seen all the adorable bumblebee decor that’s pretty much everywhere you look? How can you not smile when you look at the little bumblebees on this flower pot?

Flower pot makeover with vinyl bumblebees.

Let me show you how I made this so you can make your own in plenty of time to enjoy it the rest of the summer.

Next, click over to see another fun sunflower craft – our easy way to make a giant floral letter.

Close up of vinyl bumblebees on flower pot.

How to Make A flower pot with sunflowers and bumblebees

You can update an old flower pot as I did, or pick one up for cheap at the home or craft store. You may even be able to use a coupon to save a little bit more.

What you need: 

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Craft/DIY Tools Needed: 

Supplies Needed: 

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

flower pot makeover:

paint the flower pot

Paint the terra cotta pot with 2 coats of black paint, letting it dry in between coats.

Painting flower pot black.

I tend to be an impatient crafter so I use a heat gun to dry the paint faster.

Using heat gun to dry paint.

paint the sunflower

Add a sunflower to the front and back of the flower pot using the yellow paint.

Placing stencil on flower pot.

paint the rim of flower pot

For a little bit of contrast and to make the black paint really stand out, I painted the rim of the flower pot with yellow acrylic paint. You need 2-3 coats, again letting it dry in between coats.

Painting yellow paint on rim of flower pot.

add white polka dots to the center of the sunflower

Use a q-tip to add polka dots to the center of the sunflower. This will give it a little more dimension.

Adding polka dots with a q-tip to the sunflower.

cut the bumblebees

I used my Cricut Joy to cut the bumblebees. The SVG was free on Cricut Design Space. You can use whatever cutting machine you have. Also, if you don’t have a cutting machine, you could even free hand a bumblebee, or print one out and trace it onto the flower pot.

Printing yellow vinyl with a Cricut Joy.

attach the vinyl bumblebees

Burnish the cut bees onto the flower pot. I spaced them out with 2 on each side and a sunflower on the front and back. You can make the bees different sizes if you want.

Finished flower pot with bees.

Spray with clear sealer

Be sure to spray the flower pot with 2-3 coats of a clear sealer to protect it from the weather.

Finished flower pot with sunflower.

add a pretty plant or flowers

All that’s left now is to add a plant or flowers. I plan to pick up a flowering plant to add to the flower pot. For now, I placed a plant inside.

Bumblebees on flower pot with plant.

I’m so happy with how this flower pot makeover turned out, and it was really pretty simple to create.

Finished flower pot pin collage with text overlay that reads "flower pot makeover with sunflowers and bumblebees."

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What’s Next? 

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