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15 minute DIY Project

It's so easy to take 2 flowerpots and 2 clay saucers and turn them into these terracotta outdoor candle holders.

2 terracotta flowerpots
2 round saucers
fine grain sand paper
foam paintbrush

Step 1 - paint the pot outside with patio paint.  Paint the inside and outside of the saucers.
Step 2 - Use the sanding block to gently go over the pot and saucer edges. There is no wrong way to do this. Simply sand until you are happy with the distressed look.
Step 3 - Flip the pot over and apply a thin line of adhesive around the base of the pot. Center the saucer and apply pressure.  

That's it!  Too cute!
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Drip Flower Pots with Candles

We search high and low around the web to find fun craft ideas using clay flowerpots. We love to pass these along to you since we think they are clever, decorative and fun to do.  Here is one from Beckie Farrant that is easy and just plain neat.

Supplies needed Large terracotta pot, Med terracotta pot, acrylic paints by Folk Art, river stone filler, primer & clear sealer. 

Start by priming the flowerpots.  The white background will really make your drips stand out.  You don't need to spray the sealer on the smaller pot because it will be mostly covered by soil.  Once dry, prop the pot off the ground with a tarp underneath.  Add some water to your paint to make it drippy.  Add a tablespoon to each bottle to get the right consistency.  Shake well.

Starting on the bottom edge, squeeze the pain on the edge and watch gravity do its job as the paint drizzles down the sides. Continue layering paint one after the other until you achieve the look you want.  Let dry for full 2 days.  Once dry spray with clear sealer for outdoor use.
Next add pot filler to the bottom pot.  Add the smaller pot in the middle and then fill up the large pot with soil making sure the small pot stays centered.  Plant your flowers. Then put pot filler in the small pot so you don't need to fill it with dirt. Fill the rest of the small pot with rock.  Add a battery operated candle inside a tall vase and place on top of stones.
That's it.  Light up for parties, place the flowerpot with candle on the patio or front steps to greet your guests. Just lovely and you did it all yourself.
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Crafty Idea - Flower Pot Candle Planter

Saw this online and had to share.  If there is one thing that can set the mood for outdoor entertaining, it's candles. Flickering firelight on a warm evening, after the sun goes down and the day comes to an end, can set a relaxing and romantic mood.  Whether you are enjoying the quiet space by yourself, or entertaining under the stars, here is a great DIY idea for a stylish outdoor candle using pots.
Simple idea:  Make a flower pot candle planter with two terracotta pots, some pebbles, annuals, and a pillar candle.  Easy Peasy!
Flowers and candles are meant to go together if displayed out in the garden.  Fill your pot with whatever blooms you like, as long as the plant material stays below the candle height when lit.  This makes a gorgeous table decoration for outdoor meals.
What you need:

2 terracotta flower pots - one large and wide and one small and tall.
Wood Block
Annuals in 4" nursery pots.
Small River Stones
Pillar Candle 
Set the wood block in the bottom center of the large pot.  Place annuals in nursery pots into the larger pot, around the wood block. Set the smaller pot on the wood block and fill with 1/3 river rocks.  Set the pillar candle on the river stones and set out in the garden.
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