Flower Pot Craft Ideas

4 Materials
20 Minutes

Hello all, today I’m sharing a Flower Pot Craft Ideas. I Pinned this from My Vintage Porch and added my own spin.

As an example, in her post her post she did use Organic fertilizer, however, she used white and black paint to add the accenting.

Here’s where they begin to receive my own spin.

Items Needed:
  • Organic Garden lime fertilizer
  • Terracotta flower pots
  • chip brush
  • plastic container or paper bowl
  • 120 grit sanding sponge
  • a bit of water
  • moss colored craft paint

First of all I did use Organic fertilizer with lime, however, didn’t apply mine with a brush as she applies her lime fertilizer.

Beginning Steps For Making These Flower Pot Craft Ideas

To begin with, I began adding fertilizer to a plastic bowl and adding a bit of water. For the most part, the mixture should begin to look like the consistency of pudding.

Next, I begin applying the fertilizer to the pots using a chip brush. As a rule, I have many chip brushes because they are inexpensive and work great for numerous craft projects. I did leave some spots a bit heavier in areas. Doing this adds extra character also pieces do not age the same. Let dry.

After these dry, spray with a light coat polyurethane. As a result of this being fertilizer do not be alarmed, some fertilizer may come off. Let the pots dry.

Our next step, using a 120 grit sanding sponge lightly sand spots of the fertilizer from the flower pots. Allowing different variations of the fertilizer to appear. I also sanded in sections allowing the terracotta to show through. This will let the pots to have a realistic aging look.

Before beginning my next flower pot, I also did try wire brushes for removing the fertilizer but wasn’t happy with the look so stopped. Trying different ways is the way I learn if something is going to work or not. It’s one of the benefits of being creative.

By the way, this is where my technique differs from My Vintage Porch once again. When she had made her pots she did use white and black paint to add dimension. However, wanting to make these my own I began applying a green color paint using a small brush. Adding this in some areas adds more interest while also adding the look of moss. After I apply a bit of the green paint I lightly smooth the paint to blend in with the fertilizer.

Using The Flower Pots In The Home For Your Décor

This craft is easy, fast and budget friendly. Placing these in my hutch adds a pretty touch from spring to summer. You may enjoy this post to see how I have had them on display for early spring. There’s also a great tutorial on reverse transferring in this post.

These flower pots will look pretty on a table set for Mother’s Day entertaining filled with your mom’s favorite wrapped chocolates.

I will also be sharing these for a few wreath ideas I’m going to be creating soon. I will be adding a little bit of twist to these post.

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  • Linda Linda on Apr 19, 2021

    I may have missed it but why the fertilizer? Just for the texture and if so isn't there something else that would be less costly and give the same look?

    This is my first time on your site and I do LOVE it!!


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  • Ken Ken on Apr 17, 2021

    Garden Lime, is not fertilizer! I thought, how weird. Till I looked at the photos. Hope you are not using Lime for fertilizer! It is simply a soil additive to raise ph levels in Acidic Soils!

  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Apr 17, 2021

    Pretty pots, using moss green paint was a great idea