It’s time to start putting blooms and plants into my New Painted Spring Flower Pots. I’ve been painting and selling flower pots, mailboxes, and watering cans since the craft show heydays of the 1990s. Things have changed a lot since then, and while I miss those crowded markets, I’m so glad that artists and makers also have online selling options. So what goes into deciding what designs to paint?
Deciding What to Paint on My New Painted Spring Flower Pots
When deciding what patterns to paint, of course I wanted to choose a winner for my first 2023 spring flower pot. So, I used the same design on my Wildflower Planter that I paint on my best seller, the Wildflower Watering Can. The 8″ azalea flower pot is something new for me as well. Keeping things fresh is a priority, but tried and true patterns create sales. Hopefully an old pattern on a new product will fulfill both goals.
My Subjects Reflect the South Carolina Lowcountry
The South Carolina Lowcountry (along the coast) is a beautiful place to live. We love our marsh views and our oyster roasts! The first canvas painting I ever sold on Etsy was an abstract oyster, so why not paint an Abstract Oyster Flower Pot? I plan to paint an updated version of this on canvas again in the near future, but in the meantime, a coastal gift for plant lovers seemed like a good idea.
Roses Never Go Out of Style
Can you believe I didn’t have a rose planter? Through the years, I’ve painted a ton of rose-covered things-sneakers for my daughter, black and red rose mailboxes, watering cans with the same design as the mailboxes, and many French Country items embellished with all different types of roses, just to name a few. I love the rose because it is universally appealing, and also the symbol for love and motherhood. It is also FUN FUN FUN to paint.
Future Ideas for Flower Pots
One of my goals is to have a flower pot for sale for every occasion and season. If there is something you would like to see, or if you have a good idea for a painted planter, drop me a line in the comments below or send me a message through social media. I would love to hear/read your thoughts.
I hope you enjoyed Happy Spring Painted Flower Pots!
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