Looking for an easy DIY for your spring decor? These DIY indoor planter pots take about 30 minutes to make and are perfect for spring flowers.

indoor planter pots

Just in case you don’t live in Texas?

It’s snowing here.

The roads are covered with ice topped off with a layer of snow and trees are loaded down with icicles and the schools are closed and the weather outside is generally frightful.

Good thing the freezer is stocked with broccoli crust pizza.

Because no one is going anywhere.


I’m inside watching the snow fall and cheering on the skiers on television and dreaming of spring.

I had a few supplies on hand and made some indoor planter pots for my spring flowers.

And now?

These terra cotta pots look like this.

indoor planter pots for spring by window

indoor planter pots beaded

I was laughing when I took these pictures.

Snow outside the window and spring flower pots on the table.

Talk about optimistic. 🙂

The best part about these indoor planter pots? They are SO easy to make.

Here’s the step-by-step DIY.

indoor planter pots white beaded

DIY Indoor Planter Pots for Spring


mini terra cotta pots

(here are some with saucers if you are using real plants)

14 mm wood beads (or you can also use 15 mm wood balls)

hot glue

white paint


indoor planter pots wooden beads

Here’s a close-up of the beads that I used.

I made them work and glued the sides with the holes together because that’s what I had here at the house. If I did this craft on a day without snow, I’d probably use wood balls instead.

I linked both in the supplies section.

Also, I need to add saucers to these small pots after the snow melts so I can water them.

Step 1: Glue the beads onto the pot

This is such a simple craft.

If you blink you might miss it.

Put a row of hot glue on the rim of the pot and glue the beads in place. Make sure you use enough hot glue to stabilize the beads.

Step 2: Continue to glue until you cover the rim of the pot

If you are using beads, match the edges of them together so the holes don’t show.

You can add a drop of glue inside the hole to make it disappear once you paint it.

Keep gluing until the entire rim is covered with beads.

You’ll want to keep an eye on the spacing when you get to the end of the rim.

Step 3: Paint the pots

You can use white acrylic paint to completely cover the pot.

I also think that spray paint might be even better, but it was too cold to spray paint the pots so I painted them inside.

Here are a couple of planter pot painting tips:

  • use a large flat brush to paint the planter pot
  • use a q-tip to get into the cracks between the beads
  • make sure to smooth out the brush strokes on the pot by painting in one direction
  • paint a coat and let it dry
  • then touch up any places that need a second coat
  • you can seal the planter pot with clear acrylic spray

Let the pots dry and you are ready for flowers.

From this.

To this.


I was only going to make one and kept going until I ran out of beads and made four.

And the best part?

The ratio of time spent to the cuteness of this craft? It’s such a good investment. 🙂

Here’s to snow days and spring flowers.

PS One quick note: I used real flowers I was going to put outside so I am going to add painted white saucers after the snow melts.

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    1. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

      I love the pots. I have plenty of wooden craft beads, different colors and shapes. Going to try some out pretty neat craft!!!

  1. Image for Tracey Tracey

    I LOVE THEM!! This was totally not what I was expecting! I thought maybe it was going to be another tutorial on how to “age” a pot. I should have known that you would Come up with the something totally unique and fabulous!! Thank you!!’ Excuse me, I have to go buy some wood beads and Terra cotta pots now… PS we have snow here until end of March usually. Spring is May. Sigh….

  2. Image for Constance Constance

    Love the easy pot craft. Very simple and cute. What is hanging ip above it? Inquiring minds need to know. Lol

  3. Image for JC JC

    Sounds like you got the snowy storm we had Wednesday/Thursday. Brrrrr, it's a cold one, but a great time to craft something!! These are super cute and so easy. Love them! What a sweet little gift to cheer someone up too. Thanks for sharing and stay warm!

  4. Image for Julie Julie

    Wonderful idea! What a fun spot of Spring. I am wondering if you could also string the beads and then glue on to the rim of the pot , that way all the holes in the beads would line up and you could glue them all on at the same time and remove the string when you are done.

  5. Image for Lauren S Lauren S

    These pots are so cute, Kari Anne! Your display is equally sweet. The bead trim reminds me of the trim on old milk glass. I'll have to try this soon.

  6. Image for katherines corner katherines corner

    Oh my goodness, I think were are using the same brain! I have a similar post scheduled for March. ( heart) Your pots turned out beautifully. We have snow here right now and I know there are some terrible storms going on right now. Stay safe and warm at home being crafty. xo

  7. Image for Andrea Andrea

    Adorable! Mom and I were looking for a fun project to do together this weekend. Perfect! These are so cute and I would have never come up with this by myself. Thanks for the post. Have a great weekend!!

  8. Image for Kathy Baker Kathy Baker

    Oh my gosh! These are so dang cute! I think maybe even I could make them! I'm going to try. Thank you so much!

  9. Image for Lynn Lynn

    To the always AMAZING! Always Inspiring! Always there for us KariAnne! Thank you so much for supporting with your bedroom before and after for our first Fabulous Friday Link Party. These pots are so cute! I'm going to have to make a few. I was thinking they would be cute on my desk for all of my different pens and markers. Right now they are in a bunch of mismatched containers!

  10. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Oh, KariAnne! These are sooooooooooooo cute! I love, love, love 'em! You are the cleverest! ~ We have the same storm. No one is going anywhere today. Stay warm and safe! 😍

  11. Image for Sharon Sharon

    Why is it that when I see a cute thing you have done that, since we are in our 80's and moving to a smaller house, that I just got rid of my terra pots and beads!! Oh well, there will be many other things to do in the future. We live in Indiana and I am cozy inside with several inches of snow on the ground. Thankful for a warm home, blessings to all.

  12. Image for Tammy Tammy

    Another cute project, KariAnne. You got to love beads. I love easy projects. Stay warm my friend. I saw the cold weather hitting you guys.

  13. Image for Alice Hanson Alice Hanson

    KariAnne, You are a clever bird 😉! I was thinking about you when I heard how much worse your area weather was. I’m in Benbrook. I love your craft! I will be on the hunt in my house! Smiles, Alice Ps stay warm and Inside! ❄️

  14. Image for Pam Pam

    These are lovely! And remind me that spring is coming-in spite of that groundhog! 😀 Thanks for the inspiration. I will definitely make these!

  15. Image for Shannon Shannon

    Love this idea!!! What a great idea too for a bridal or baby shower favor !!!! ( sorry…. My mentality these days… waiting for my first grandchild!!!!)

  16. Image for Karen Karen

    Oh, I LIKE!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration; this is a great way to while away the long dreary winter by working on a pretty spring project.

  17. Image for Beth Beth

    Terracotta pots are the best and this makes them wonderful. Fantastic idea…..thank you for sharing. I will be copying….hope mine look as cute.

  18. Image for Judith B Watkins Judith B Watkins

    Adorable! I love it when you use your superpowers! I'm gonna make these for my Mom's birthday next week -- she will love them! Thanks, KARIANNE! You are AMAZING!

  19. Image for Marlene Marlene

    These are so pretty and I have everything for once in my life. Yes It snowed here too but think some of it will melt, 36 is the high. Stay warm and enjoy those pots and flowers.

  20. Image for Sharon Sharon

    Oh my, this is such a cute idea. It's one of those things that you screech out, "Why didn't I think of that"! I can't wait til spring to make some for my porches. Blessings, Sharon

  21. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    SUPER cute idea!!!!!! You are so clever, KA! Love those wee guys! And lol we got OVERLOADED with snow here in mid Ohio. Had a level 3 snow emergency yesterday. Now storm has passed and left us with the most beautiful yards of snow - just gorgeous. I love winter.

  22. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Super cute! Will be making these...have lots of those terra cotta pots. Love the dusting of snow, not the ice... that is dangerous

  23. Image for Gayna Dupont Gayna Dupont

    Those little pots are the cheeriest and prettiest thing on a cold day! Just a simple idea but they are adorable. Thank you. You always are on my screen daily. Never miss your videos either!


    You are such an inspiration, KariAnne and these beaded pots are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us!

  25. Image for Beth Christoff Beth Christoff

    Seriously, how clever can one be? Is tomorrow's tutorial how to look so cute in a feed sack? Because I'm all in. You're absolutely crazy, but in a good way! Stay safe!

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