Aged Clay Pots Using Dollar Store Spackle

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I bought an aged looking pot at a store for about eight dollars. More than I wanted to spend but I loved the look of it. When I got home I thought I need to figure out a way to make some of my own. I wanted to enjoy more than one.

This is where the experiments started. I'll spare you all the different ways and just share the one that worked.

I started with just dollar store spackle. I was hesitant it would work but to my surprise it did! I just smeared it on with my gloves hand. I just did one coat. Work with it until you like it.

And then I smoothed it out with a rubber spatula, not one I use for cooking. This helped create the little dents in it that my bought one had.

After it had dried I sanded it down going different ways with my sanding block. And then painted it with cream colored acrylic paint.

Then I wanted some off the clay to show through so I took a fork around the edge and that worked perfectly. After that I did dab with a paper towel some sage green paint here and there and then wiped it down.

They look so similar!! I then filled it with moss balls from the dollar store. As an added note, if your using these outside or planting your plant directly in them I would coat them with a sealer.

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  • Kathy
    on Feb 8, 2021

    Thanks for sharing, I’m going to have to do this!!! Love it💗💗💗

    wondering if I need to seal it if I use it outside?

  • Mary Jo
    Mary Jo
    on Mar 25, 2021

    I like yours better than the one you bought. Great job!

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