Limewash isn't just for bricks! Thinking outside the box, I was able to create this DIY Limewash Terra Cotta Lavender Plant. Try this creative decor ideas!
DIY Limewash Terra Cotta Lavender Plant
Recently I updated the exterior of our home using Limewash. I had some extra left over and being one who hates to waste anything, I thought of a creative idea to use the leftovers.
I wanted to think outside the box a bit. So I came up with a fun DIY you can make.
Using Limewash, Faux Lavender Plants, Terra Cotta Pots, a Foam Disc, Wire Cutters and Paint Brush I created these gorgeous planters. Here's how I did it.
The Limewash has a consistency of creamy peanut butter. For masonry uses, you must always dilute the limewash.
For this application, I used a 2 to 1 ratio.
2 parts limewash to 1 part water.
The next step takes some patience.
You want to make sure you fully mix the limewash and water, which may take up to 15 minutes. But for this little amount, it mixed together in just a few.
A little bit goes a long way. Start with a small amount.
You begin by wetting your surface. I took my terra cotta pots to my kitchen sink and ran water over them.
First I painted the inside edge of the pot.
Next I moved to the outside. Since I wanted a mottled look, I varied my brush strokes.
Give it time to cure - I let my pots sit for about 15 minutes. That's the awesome thing about working with this product. If you don't like it - you can simply wash it off. And since it's eco-friendly - it won't hurt the environment.
To create the mottled look, I used a wet paper towel and dabbed away at the paint.
Here you can see the difference side by side.
Both are equally beautiful, aren't they?
I took foam discs you can buy in the greenery department at your arts and craft store. I had to trim mine down a bit to fit in the pots, which is easily accomplished with a serrated knife.
Next, you clip each stem from your lavender bundle.
This allows you to have individual stems to work with, making the plant look more realistic.
Simply start in the center and work your way to the outer edge.
Soon you have a beautiful, fluffy lavender plant that would look beautiful in any setting!
I love how these look on my mantle. It brings a touch of summer to the indoors! Plus, it was a pretty economical way to DIY some decor!
And that always makes me smile!
To see how I limewashed the exterior our home, head over to my blog for more details.