If you love home décor and craft projects you are sure to enjoy these fun summer inspired terra cotta pot crafts!
Guest post by: Brittany Sasan
Terra cotta Pot Crafts:
You do not have to have skills like Picasso to pull these off. You can tailor your design to go with your personal style and home décor.
- Terra cotta pots (saucers too if you wish!)
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes (the more sizes & shapes the better/fine brushes or even sponge brushes are great to have.)
- Paint pallet (you can use a paper plate for convenience.)
- Gloss (if you want a shiny finish.)
- Chalk paint (if you want to use it for a label stencil.)
- Stencils (you can buy a variety pack of 48 at Walmart for a couple of dollars.)
- Drop cloth (This item is a must!) (I used a disposable plastic table cloth.)
Design & Painting Steps:
- Decide your base color.
- I started off with white flat interior paint and painted my pot. (terra cotta pots dry fast!) You can mix an acrylic paint color to your white flat paint and create your own base color.
- Decide your design. You can hand paint flowers, stamp words, use stencils. TIP: Find a picture or item that inspires you.
- Squeeze a quarter size amount of each of your acrylic paint color choices onto your palate. Chalk paint is a fun paint to use too!
- Create your design!
Stamps are fun because you can use them to add words or prints to your pot in an easy way! I used mini alphabet stamps for the words BEAUTIFUL.
Stencils can be tricky when fitting to a rounded surface. Use tape to secure stencil onto your pot while you paint your stencil design.
FREE HAND PAINTING:
My inspiration was flowers. I had some around my home to use as inspiration. I mixed my paint palate and did test colors to create the perfect combination.
How to paint Hydrangeas:
I started with stroking green stems, then added leaves, mix green paints and layer your paint to add dimension. I sponged dark pink circles, then I made little groups of 4-6 pedals with light pink, last I added a green dot to in the middle of each group to create a flowered look.
How to paint Peonies:
I layered my arch strokes starting with darkest to lightest paint each time I layered!
Have fun making your pots!
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