Hannah V
Hannah V
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  • Brooklyn, NY

Marbleizing Terra Cotta Pots!


Hey everyone! DIY Fridays are back! Every other Friday, the Hometalk clan gets together and tries our hand at a Hometalk inspired project. This round it was marbleizing terra cotta pots. :)
marbleizing terra cotta pots , crafts, gardening
I've been in love with the idea of marbleizing for quite some time now, and I couldn't believe how easy it was!
marbleizing terra cotta pots , crafts, gardening
We started out with a plain ol' mini terra cotta pot.
marbleizing terra cotta pots , crafts, gardening
And then poured white acrylic paint in with a little water. It was 1 part water 4 parts white paint.
marbleizing terra cotta pots , crafts, gardening
Then we drizzled in black paint. We did it in slow drops and then swirled it in with a coffee straw creating a cool marbly look.
marbleizing terra cotta pots , crafts, gardening
Then all you do is just dip your pot in and roll. (Note: you will probably get some paint on your fingers, but that's always the fun part of crafting, right? Also, it washed right off.)
marbleizing terra cotta pots , crafts, gardening
Once you're done getting your roll on, set it upside down for ten minutes.
marbleizing terra cotta pots , crafts, gardening
Then flip it right side up! This helps the paint get more marbly looking on the pot. (Prosecco is not a required material in this project, but encouraged ;) )
We let it dry overnight and then sprayed it with a clear matte finishing spray.
marbleizing terra cotta pots , crafts, gardening
And voila! It seriously looks like marble. I'm so in love with it. I ran home potted it right away and set it on my bedroom shelf.
Be sure to share your marbling projects that you try too!! See you on Hometalk! :)

Suggested materials:

  • White acrylic paint  (Michaels)
  • Black acrylic paint  (Michaels)
  • Terra cotta pot  (Michaels)
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Hannah V

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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3 of 8 questions
  • Carol Brown Hargrave
    on Jul 23, 2016

    What was the type of surface were these set to dry? On paper, I know they'd stick. I would need to make as little mess as possible! Did the top edge need to be touched up?

    • Karen Reed
      on Sep 16, 2018

      I have used shaving cream for this also and it works great..let shaving cream dry for maybe 10 minutes then rinse gently!! Pinterest!!

  • Ssm6713637
    on Jul 24, 2016

    Marbelizing terra cotta pots What is Prosecco?

    • M. K. M.
      on Mar 1, 2017

      Very yummy sparkling wine that is Plan B when there's no Moscato. And I had no idea it is so easy to make a marbled pot. Very cute.

  • Cindymamabear
    on Aug 26, 2017

    How did you turn the pot over with out leaving finger prints?

    • Karen Reed
      on Sep 16, 2018

      I would put a pinky finger in the bottom or a chopstick or a cup hook!!

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  • Patty
    on Mar 24, 2017

    Love this idea, and It looks much easier than the nail polish trick.

  • Rambie
    on Apr 16, 2017

    WOW....It really does look like a marble pot you would pay to much for just because you loved it, Lolol Great job!

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