Zest up Those Terra-cotta Pots!

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It was my momma’s birthday recently and she is a fellow plant lover (let’s face it she rubbed off on me- tee hee). So it only seemed fitting to get her a gorgeous house plant, but when it came to the pot I wanted to make it a little more heartfelt and unique. Time to zest up some garden pots!! You can find decent sized terracotta pots at the dollar store, score!! Now we can make quite a few fun designs without breaking the bank….makes for a great christmas gift-hint hint!

Time: 1 HoursCost: $10Difficulty: Easy
  • zest up those terra cotta pots
Supplies:
  • terracotta pot & saucer
  • paint brushes, paint
  • glue gun
  • rope
  • whatever you want to zest!!
 
 
Got your goodies?
  • zest up those terra cotta pots
First I am going to do some geometric fun, grab that blue painter’s tape and have some fun with your shapes and stripes!
  • zest up those terra cotta pots
Love that pop of yellow!!
  • zest up those terra cotta pots
Now let’s add some texture, bring on the rope and glue gun and start wrapping, this may take awhile!!
  • zest up those terra cotta pots
A bit of a white wash on the top area with a dry brush, create strokes back and forth lightly.
  • zest up those terra cotta pots
Now I am going to “age” it a bit with some furniture wax….

  • zest up those terra cotta pots
In fact I love this look so much I am going to do another pot the same way….
  • zest up those terra cotta pots
And time for the wax…
  • zest up those terra cotta pots
Ready for the finished project!!
  • zest up those terra cotta pots
SO fun!! love that pop of color, I can’t wait to add more color with the plants!!
  • zest up those terra cotta pots
This is such an easy gift to give to someone! Especially your momma for Mothers Day! Or a pal for their birthday!
  • zest up those terra cotta pots
Now to find some homes for them…Now get to zestin'!!
 
xo,
Sam

Suggested materials for this project:

  • Terra-cotta pot & saucer
  • Paint brushes
  • Acrylic paint
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Zest it Up

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