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Pots With Pop

Bring the outdoors in and plant your own desert landscape.

SKILL LEVEL: Easy to Intermediate
TIME NEEDED: 45 minutes


Scotch® Expressions Packaging Tape »
Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape »
Scotch™ Precision Scissors »


Clay pots
Cutting ma
Hobby knife
Measuring tape

Inspired by the recent succulent craze, we crafted a colorful container garden using easy-to-find clay pots and a mixture of brightly hued and patterned Scotch® tape*. This craft is easy, fun and doesn't require a green thumb.

*May damage some substrates upon removal.

  • To create a base of colors and patterns, stick short sections of tape diagonally around the base of the clay pot. Use Expressions Masking and Packaging Tape to create a variety of widths and textures for a patchwork look.

  • Trim areas of tape overlap using a hobby knife to make distinct shapes and sharp lines.

  • Working vertically around the clay pot, apply tape from the top edge in a straight line down toward the base. Snip ends to wrap tape smoothly under the bottom of the pot.

  • EXPERT TIP: For smooth tape layers, work in small sections diagonally and vertically around the clay pot.