Mother’s Day Ideas with Martha Stewart Craft Paints

Playing around with paint can be a lot of fun. Martha Stewart is the queen of crafting and her paint supplies cannot be beat. She has a wonderful assortment of all the painting tools you need to create fun things around the home. I recently got the chance to try out more of her paints and tools and let me tell you, my crafting closet will be full now.

Martha Stewart paint supplies

This bounty of beautiful supplies arrived in the mail and I began unpacking to check it all out.

Martha Stewart crafting

Two boxes of paints in Satin and Pearl, along with a huge assortment of brushes and painting tools, I will be in the crafty business for months to come now. We were challenged to come up with a Mother’s Day project, so I got busy and thunk and thunk.

Martha Stewart crafting tools

I decided to try out some of those nifty stencils in the pack. Really, you cannot beat Martha for crafting tools. From stencil brushes, to regular paint brushes and foam rollers, her line has you covered for supplies. Top quality, they are!


Nautical stencils, to be precise. These are all boat-looking, but look what else is in the pack?

Martha Stewart Stencils

These cool seashells and rope stencils are included too. I cut them out so that I could fit them on my clay pots.

clay pots

These are plain clay pots that you can find at any home store.


I got out those pretty Martha Stewart craft paints and began painting. I’m not a super crafter, but do enjoy working with paints and stencils. The tools in Martha’s line are really great to work with. I first painted the base with a color called Sea Lavender, which you would think would be purple-y, right? No, it is a soft, soft aqua blue, almost white.

Coral stencil clay pot

I then used 2 different Pearl paints in Jet Stream and Mint Chip for the rims of the clay pots. See how pearly they are? Really a nice texture and color. Next, it was time to try out the seashell stencils. I taped it on the pot with stencil tape to hold it down. It’s not always easy to hold a stencil down on a rounded object like this, so you will have to press with your fingers as you stencil.


The rope design got taped on the largest clay pot. The rope ribbons were stenciled with Chestnut Brown in Satin.


I used Pearl paint in Tiger Lily for my coral and seashells. It’s a beautiful shade of coral. These all went very fast as I moved along and the paints dry very fast.

Martha Stewart painted planter

And here are the finished pots, all painted and sparkly with the Martha Stewart craft paints. I think they are lovely!


I added a few plants to them and they will be a nice addition on the porch, either at my parent’s house or my new porch. Yippee!


The stencils aren’t perfect, but who cares? They are pretty.

sea shell painted planter

Pearly blues and greens and soft sea-washed colors are nice on these plain clay pots, don’t you think?

Mother’s Day is coming up and painting your own clay pots would be a great “love you, Mom” present for your sweet mama. Or a friend’s birthday, lots of reasons to try a crafty paint project, so I hope this gave you some ideas.

You can find more ideas from Martha Stewart on crafty projects and Plaid crafts. Follow Plaid on Twitter and Facebook and lots more inspiration on Pinterest!

Got any special plans for Mother’s Day? Are you a crafty person or not? Do tell!

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.


  1. Arlene Grimm says:

    So jealous Rhoda!! Craft supplies make me a happy girl!( I love all things Martha!!) I am hoping to do some Mother’s Day crafts with my grands! I was thinking of a canvas bag with the children’s handprints as flowers! Love your flower pots…I have done some free hand flowerpots in the past and really enjoyed making them. Stencils would make the craft much easier.

  2. I am beginning to do more craft projects since I retired from teaching. I’m glad I saw this post because I have a project in mind in which I need to paint some clay pots. I will look for the Martha Stewart paints because I love those pearlized finishes! Your pots turned out great, Rhoda!

  3. I would love to receive a box of craft supplies like that in the mail. The other day I decided I wanted to paint some of our pots outside. I think a touch of color will really brighten up our deck. The stencil really adds a touch of personality and charm to them. Such a great idea!

  4. Love Martha Stewart craft supplies…I find them to be of great quality and up to the latest trends…Your flower pots came out great…I love the pearl finishes!

  5. They’re adorable! How lucky are you to get all those supplies from MS? I am working on a wall planter project for Mother’s Day, but this time around I took the easy way out and bought ready made pots…they were too cute to pass up. 🙂

  6. I love the Martha Stewart craft paints and that sea side stencil is adorable. Love the rope trim. This would be a great project to do with children. I love doing crafting projects..

  7. This looks wonderful Rhoda! Love the color!! 😉

  8. Love the products – Love Martha (she often gets a bad rap)
    and your creativity runs along my thought lines!

    Hugs, Patti

  9. Becki Foster says:

    Your stenciled pots turned out great – lovely for summer!

  10. How fun!

    In my opinion, having a full craft room/closet is as satisfying as a full freezer!

  11. I just started doing some crafting projects. It has been fun so far. I could go broke shopping the Martha Stewart asile at Michaels. Love the flower pots.

  12. Very adorable! Wow! You are a lucky woman to have such a well stocked craft closet. I love the idea of stenciling tera cota pots! Super duper cute!

  13. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for such a great idea Rhoda. I love the pearlized paints, I am going to have to get some. I think this is a project my 6 yr. old and I could do.

  14. I love the pots and plan to make some for my porch. Thanks for sharing your cute idea with us Rhoda.

  15. Rhoda those turned out so well! I love the nautical/beachy stencils.

  16. Ooooo! I love the nautical stencils you received! I haven’t seen those yet! They turned out cute!

  17. How pretty!!! Im wondering how does one get chosen to get such wonderful supplies

    • Teri, it’s a matter of networking with companies who are working with bloggers. I’ve been very fortunate to get connected with brands and companies by word of mouth and just by being available as a blogger. The opportunities are out there if you go after them!

  18. I love the color and fun beachy theme. Man, that is some serious stuff Miss Martha is sending out to everyone. Looks like so much fun 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  19. Great job stenciling! The pots look great! What an easy and inexpensive idea that anyone can do to go with their theme or colors!

  20. Pretty darn cute craft! I just found your blog, and am thrilled! I ‘liked’ you on FB to follow along. Hope you’ll come over and visit me too. Little Bit from

  21. So creative – what you did, the colors are lovely! Now, that’s something that a mom would love to get with a great plant in it, terrific idea. I watch Martha all the time, I bet the products are very high quality.

  22. Love the finished flower pots! A cool addition to a Mother’s Day gift could be to add “mom” or initials to the pots as well. The possibilities are endless!

  23. Patty A says:

    I love the stencils I wonder if they’re still available.

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