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.
Aged Clay Pots Using Dollar Store Spackle
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.
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.