Shelly L Nemeth
Shelly L Nemeth
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  • Gilbert, AZ

How To Rust A Dollar Store Pot

5 Materials
$10
10 Minutes
Easy

I'm the type of person that enjoys doing things easy, I'm kind of always in a hurry. So, when I was looking up faux rusting techniques, I was disappointed that most of them use harsh chemicals ( ) and can take up to 24-48 hours which is also a no. So, as I so often do, I did it my own way- fast and easy.

how to rust a dollar store pot

Here's what you'll need, cinnamon, spray paint, sand paper, and a plastic bag.

how to rust a dollar store pot

Begin by sanding the pot completely so that you see scratches all over.

how to rust a dollar store pot

Next, spray the whole pot with metallic silver paint. Don't let it fully dry!

how to rust a dollar store pot

Crinkle up your plastic bag, and while the paint is still tacky do the next step.

how to rust a dollar store pot

Spray paint your plastic bag with some black matte paint.

how to rust a dollar store pot

And go ahead and start blotting the bag over the silver paint. You can blot and also wipe it, so that you'll achieve an uneven and aged look.

how to rust a dollar store pot

If you mess up, no worries! Just spray paint over and start again. It should look something like this.

how to rust a dollar store pot

Next, spray the pot with some matte finish, and sprinkle the cinnamon over it while it is still wet.

how to rust a dollar store pot

Then tap it to get rid of the excess.

how to rust a dollar store pot

Then seal is with the matte finish and it will look like a crusty rust!

how to rust a dollar store pot

It all took 10 minutes!Hope you enjoyed and give it a try yourself!

how to rust a dollar store pot

I’m going to add a Christmas tree to the pot this season 😊 Check out more on my Facebook page.

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  • Tanya Miller Swing
    on Jul 3, 2019

    Once again yet ANOTHER AWESOME project!!!! Thank you for sharing because I’ve been trying different ways to create this look, but LOVE the idea of crumpling up plastic bag and painting with it’! Can we say GENIUS?!?!😊💕 So sorry there seems to be ‘haters’ who ‘troll’ these sites only to be rude!☹️😡

  • Marie
    7 days ago

    It is a sad thing when people are so miserable with themselves, they look for ways to make others miserable. Those people need our prayers and love the most.


    • Shelly L Nemeth
      7 days ago

      They sure do!! A long time ago my grandmother said Small minds talk about people Big minds talk about ideas.. I never forgot that and really try to have a big mind 😊

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