Sand and Seashell Covered Terra Cotta Pots

After an afternoon at the beach with my Grandloves, I came home inspired by the beach sand to create some Nautical-Inspired Sand-Covered Terra Cotta Post to help add some "Summer" decor to my home.
I took three Dollar Store Terra Cotta Pots, some Elmers Glue and Sand...and along with my little Craft Helpers, we created three pots in just a few minutes.
You can use any size or shape pot. If you don't have access to beach sand, you can purchase small bags at Michael's for about $2.29/bag.
Using the Elmer's Glue and a sponge brush, I applied the glue onto the pot - working in small areas.
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The Everyday Home/Barb Garrett
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  • Susie Susie on Apr 18, 2020

    Where's the finished product?

  • Mara Vsn Mara Vsn on May 21, 2020

    Is this beach sand or construction sand?

  • Jeanene Jeanene on May 22, 2020

    can you use sand box sand??

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  • Jerseysuek Jerseysuek on Feb 10, 2021

    I would think that using Elmer's Glue to adhere the sand to the porous terra cotta pots wouldn't work over the long run being the glue is water soluble. Once the pot is moist it would loosen the glue and it would pull away even if there is a coating over the sand. Just saying...

    • J J on Apr 25, 2021

      Looks like artificial plants in her pots.

  • They have held up fine. I still use them in my guest bath.