Garden Decor: Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms

1 Hour
Make your own cute garden decor simply and inexpensively! Here’s an easy step by step tutorial on how to make these DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms to brighten up and add a touch of whimsy your gardens.
This easy to make garden craft can be created using old Terra Cotta pots, or new terra cotta pots if you do not have any old ones. Recycle what you may no longer need, or grab a cheapie at your local gardening center!
This easy to make garden craft can be done using old Terra Cotta pots, or new ones. Recycle what you may no longer need, or grab a cheapie at your local gardening center!
• Cover your work area in case of spills.

• Squirt several tablespoons of red paint onto an art palette or paper plate.

• Using a foam paint brush, paint your terra cotta pots and bottoms with your red paint and let dry completely (these dry super fast).
Note: Read glue directions before beginning this portion of the project. You want to be in a well-ventilated area, and cover the surface of the bench or table before applying. If you use the marine goop make sure you cover your surface before applying - I strongly urge people who live in a humid area or near the ocean (learned my lesson on that!) to use marine goop. It seems to hold anything.
• Once the terra cotta pot and bottom are dry, place a little glue around the bottom of the terra cotta pots and press the bottom onto the top to look like a mushroom.
• Now you can paint white polka dots onto the top of your mushroom using your white paint and a small paint brush.
• For more durability, you can spray with a sealant.
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  • Sue Roush Sue Roush on May 01, 2018

    Did you use a certain type of paint? And is there a certain sealant that you use?

  • Paola Paola on Apr 24, 2019

    What size plate for the pot? Is it the next size up or double the size? Hope you can help me.

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  • Mamabear318 Mamabear318 on Apr 16, 2019

    Very cute. Just a suggestion. Do not paint the surfaces being connected. If the paint should separate from the pot it will come apart.

    But you can bet terra cotta pots will be on my garage sale radar. Thanks for sharing

  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Feb 05, 2020

    These are too cute. Love that you can use different sizes to scatter within your garden area. Use a really large pot and tray for a side table. Thanks for sharing your adorable garden idea.