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Enamel Inspired Christmas Tree Pots

I have a tiny obsession with Enamel Wear Vintage Dishes. I love the gloss sheen of the enamel, the color combinations, and the random dents and chips that tell a story of days gone by. I have a few pieces I cherish that I have displayed in my kitchen hutch , but I wanted some to use for my holiday decorating. This enamel ware knock off version will do just fine to plant my little Christmas trees.

Enamel inspired Vintage Christmas tree pots

I’m sure you’ve already noticed these little pots scattered throughout my Christmas posts (like in my Rustic Christmas tree post, and this years porch decor).

I found this set of old terracotta pots in my Aunts attic. They were clearly destined for the trash so I rescued them with a little coat of paint!

To create your own set of Enamel Christmas Tree Pots you will need

  • White gloss spray paint
  • Red and black gloss paint
  • Terracotta pots
  • Painters tape
  • small craft paint brush

Paint terracotta pots to use for Christmas Tree Pots

I think the photo says mostly what you need to know…

  • Spray paint the pots with white gloss spray paint,
  • Tape off the parts you’d like red and paint on the red gloss with a craft brush
  • Using the black gloss paint add some random spatters for chips in the ‘enamel’

Enamel inspired Vintage Christmas tree pots

The small trees I plucked out of the ground in my black yard (after all my house sits on an old Christmas tree farm) and planted them with a little black earth. Topped off with some cute May Arts Ribbon bows, and they are perfectly vintage Christmas material!

Enamel inspired Vintage Christmas tree pots

I seriously think this is the easiest DIY I’ve ever done! You can pick up Terra Cotta pots in a variety of sizes for only a few dollars at Michaels.

Enamel inspired Vintage Christmas tree pots

Don’t they look a little bit authentic… without the authentic price tag (can you tell I like to cheat vintage? Just like I did with my knock off DIY vintage sled for only $10!)

 Today’s project is part of 12 posts of Christmas! Over the next few days each blogger below will be sharing Christmas ideas for $25 or less!

Be sure to pop back to check out everyones project for all 12 days!

1st Day DIY Passion

2nd Day Little Red Brick House

3rd Day Fynes Designs (that’s me)

4th Day My Daily Randomness

5th Day Houseologie

6th Day The DIYDiary

7th Day The Bold Abode

8th Day Canary Street Crafts

9th Day Here Nor There

10th Day Making it in the Mountains

11th Day Elizabeth Joan Designs

12th Day Maddex Musings

Check out these other Christmas DIY ideas

Woodland inspired handmade ornaments


Rustic Christmas

Handmade bottle brush tree tutorial

Handmade Bottle Brush Trees

Ruffled Ribbon Christmas Trees from fynesdesigns.com

99¢ Ruffle Christmas Trees 

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  1. I love all things enamel so when I saw these on my IG feed I jumped for joy! What a cool idea ~ pinning!

  2. Cute project and beautiful pics of them! Thanks for the great idea!

    1. THanks Lora, I feel the same way, this is a MUCH cheaper alternative!

  3. I think you may just be my new favourite blog! So much inspiration, seriously! Can I ask what camera you use to take your photos? They are amazing!

    1. That is so kind Lucy, Thank you! I use a Cannon T3i. I honestly don’t know a tonne about photography I just play with the white balance. Merry Christmas!

  4. This are incredibly beautiful! Love, love, love!

  5. They look so great, What a gorgeous idea, I’m pinning with the hope that one day I find to actually try this one!!!

  6. What a creative and amazing work of art!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  7. Virginia, I just LOVE how these pots came out! They are being featured this week at The Makers Link Party, yay! Thanks for sharing and we hope to see you again this week. Happy Holidays!

  8. Rose Jones says:

    I love your “enamel” pots! So vintage and easy to do! The little red suitcases are adorable, would you please share where you got them?

    1. Hey Rose, I’ve actually had the train case since I was a little girl, but I’ve seen them on ebay before. Good luck finding some!

  9. I’m just catching up on a backlog of blog reading and came across these. Just the cutest DIY ever! Thanks for sharing this very cool idea.

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