Spring Flowerpot Makeover + Elmer’s Paint Markers Giveaway!


Leave a comment on this post before midnight tonight, April 4th, for your chance to win a set of Elmer’s Paint Markers and a $25 Walmart gift card. See details below!

A couple weeks ago I was approached about doing an Elmer’s product review and giveaway. My reply? Yes! I’ve always wanted to do a product review, and you know how I love art supplies! With the arrival of springtime, blooming plants, and sunshine, I figured a painted pot project would be just the thing!

To begin the project, I stopped by to a local thrift shop to pick up a pot. Hmm… which lucky pot would be going home with me? How about this one:

It would be perfect for our front porch. I brought it home for a little TLC, including a thorough scrubbing and a coat of semi-gloss white paint.

Then my Elmer’s Paint Markers arrived. Wow! These are not like any paint marker I’ve ever used. The colors are bright and the flow is just right. At first I kept doodling test sketches of flowers, but then I realized a friendly greeting might be more appropriate for near the front door.

Like any paint, you have to shake the pens before using. To get the paint flowing, you depress the tip on a dry surface. I had a piece of paper to do this on before I painted the pot. I was pleased to see that the marker caps were true indicators of the paint color, and that they fit snugly – not only is the product protected from drying out, but I don’t have to worry about my little ones being able to open them without my supervision. They are also non-toxic, acid-free and fast drying. I was able to lay down the green lines and then draw the blue letters on top shortly after. I did go over the filled-in areas a second time, just to ensure a solid coat. Over all, I was pleasantly surprised. I can see many possible future uses for these little pens!

What do you think? Want to paint your own flower pot, or have some other project in mind where paint markers would be handy? Then you’re in luck because this post includes a giveaway!

Enter to win a set of Elmer’s Painters AND a $25 Walmart gift card!

To enter, leave a comment below (or by clicking “comments” under the title above to add your comment). That’s it! Yay!

More details: This is not a paid review. I was simply given a pack of markers to try, which I sincerely enjoyed. Winner will receive a 5-pack of medium Tip sherbet swirl painters which includes: Ocean, Lilac, Citron, Coral and Tangerine, AND a $25 Walmart gift card. This contest is open to residents of the US and must be 18 years or older. Giveaway ends on Thursday, April 4 at midnight PST. Winner will be drawn on April 5 using random.org. Please be sure to leave a valid email address so I can contact you. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

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98 thoughts on “Spring Flowerpot Makeover + Elmer’s Paint Markers Giveaway!

  1. Love the flowerpot, never used these before.
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  2. Cute flower pots. Thanks for offering the giveaway. 🙂

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  3. Thanks for the awesome review! Id never heard of these before but I will def look for them next time Im out. they look great and the flower pot is so cute!

  4. I was looking for something like this that is waterproof. I ended up getting some DecoColor from Blick which worked out great.

  5. This is such a cute idea. I would actually love to use them to decorate some containers I plan to recycle into planters.

  6. These look so nice, I would love to have a set.

  7. These are so cool! I have never heard of Elmer’s paint markers before. I will keep an eye out for them!

  8. Awesome flower pot! I will be on the look out for a great pot to decorate. Thanks for the giveaway too!!!

  9. Great giveaway!

  10. Thanks for the giveaway

  11. What a cool product, great way of making something unique. 🙂 Thanks for the chance

  12. What a cute idea!

  13. Awesome, thanks for the chance

  14. These are such a good idea! I have several projects that I could use these for 🙂

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  15. That is such a great idea! So pretty and perfect for spring!

  16. That is an great idea, I will have to try it.

  17. What fun! Thanks for the chance.

  18. Wow! Those markers seem to work miracles! I would love to try them out on a few projects. Thank you for the opportunity!

  19. This is a wonderful idea – pretty way to give a second life to something you might have otherwise thrown out!

  20. That turned out awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. love the flower pot! I love doing fun little crafty projects like this and these would be amazing for my next project (which, inspired by you, I think I’m going in search of a neat similar flower pot!). thanks for the chance to enter!!

  22. These look awesome! I can think of so many uses for these; we love to do crafts around here. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  23. That is so cute! I love it! teatly attt gmail dottt com

  24. I would like to make something cute with these.

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  25. What a great idea! My pre-teen girls will LOVE this! : ) Thanks!

  26. I’m definitely going to get these for my little cousin! she will love it!!

  27. Thanks for the great giveaway

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  28. This is such a neat idea! Thank for you sharing! I had never heard of these before!

  29. I love the flower pot makeover! What a great idea. I have a few outside right now that could really use a bit of TLC. I hadn’t thought of using a coat of paint and a few markers to do the job. Thanks for the great design ideas.

  30. love your pot!

  31. Thank You So Much for the great giveaway! I love it!

  32. Love this flowerpot idea! Thanks so much for sharing it.

  33. Would love to try the Painters!!
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  34. This is the first I have heard of this product what a great idea.

  35. nice and creative!! nice review

  36. Thanks for the giveaway! I could use the walmart gift card.

  37. These flower pots would make great gifts.

  38. Love the flowerpot never seen before but to try soon

  39. I have actually used these before and they are really cool. Thanks.

  40. love it

  41. This actually look like a project I can finish! Thanks for the great review.

  42. My daughter would have a ball with these. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. I love these ideas here and can see these coming in handy 🙂

  44. I was just telling my neice today how I want to buy some pots so I can plant some pretty flowers.It would be perfect to paint them.Thank you 🙂

  45. Are these food-safe? I would love to paint some mugs!

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  47. Sooooo cute!

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