Saw this wonderful idea from Lucy Mercer for S'mores fun on July 4th
so we wanted to share it with you here. It's an easy and fun crafty idea using terra cotta clay flower pots, paint and some decorations.
Itís easy to add patriotic style to your patio this July 4 with terra cotta pots and chalky finish paint. These starred-and-striped pots can hold bright summer geraniums, flickering votives, bundles of silverware, or showcase a símores bar.
Cover the pot with white paint, using the foam brush. Let dry, about an hour, or longer.
Tape off the stripes using the painterís tape. Itís easiest to start just under the rim for the first stripe.
Using the width of the painterís tape as a guide (.94-inch works well), tape off the next stripe, being sure to press the tape against the pot.
Paint the red stripes, let dry. Peel off tape.
Paint the blue stripe on the rim, let dry. Sanding the edges of the pot with a sanding sponge adds a rustic look.
Use the white paint marker to draw stars on the rim, and also to clean up any splotches on the stripes.
Optional, but nice: spray the completed terra cotta pot with acrylic spray to seal.
When your patriotic pots are completed, they can be used to display flowers. Geraniums and petunias are pretty and perfect for July 4 parties.
We have been importing Mexican garden planters for over 17 years. While the clay is heavy, very dark and considered porous it is still in high demand because of it's unique designs & original styles.
The Mexican clay pottery that we import have very distinctive designs. It's very rough, porous and many times lined with a black tar product, that helps to prolong the life of the clay. Each design is usually hand made and so each one is slightly different. One thing we can say is unless the outside of the planter is sealed with a water proof product the clay will break down from water and sun exposure.
These planters are not made to last and will start to deteriorate after a season of use. Our terracotta sealer will not waterproof the pot but it will help to prolong the life of the clay by laying down a barrier of protection. Just brush it on and let it dry.
Many of the styles, like garden hose containers, strawberry jars, pocket pots and animal planters have been standards in the industry for years and continue to be good sellers. These same patterns and styles are not being produced by other suppliers.
When it comes to price point, Mexican terracotta can't be beat. It is very inexpensive because it is easy to make, the clay is a powder product and it's fired in wood burning kilns instead of gas. Since the durability factor is poor we recommend using them with perennials and annuals flowers that will last only one season.
Good designs, unique styles and easy ability make these garden planters good sellers.
You want this year to be extra special. Not only are you preparing a wonderful Easter Supper but you have decided to put some extra effort into decorating the Easter Table. Well, we are here to help. We though this idea was super easy and totally elegant.
Not only is this DIY idea for a Easter Place Card inexpensive but it's easy to do. Take a clay garden planter and saucer. Write each guest name with a paint pen on the side. Fill the clay pot with shredded colorful paper. Add a Chocolate Rabbit or Rooster as the centerpiece of the pot. Be sure and use an over-sized animal to get the full effect. Then surround the chocolate animal with Easter candy treats. A clever touch is to fill the saucer with chocolate eggs. It just looks adorable.
Our clay flowerpots are inexpensive, made in Italy of the finest, most compact and smooth clay and come in many sizes to choose from. From small 3" pots to extra large planters, we sell all sizes of clay flowerpots and ship them across the United States.
Take a few extra minutes this year and make your Easter table decorative & personal! We are here to help!
Saw this cute idea for Spring & St. Patrick's Day all rolled into one and had to share.
Start with a clay flowerpot. We sell terracotta pots from Italy which means you are starting with a compact, smooth clay pot that is known in the pottery industry as the best clay pots available anywhere. Each pot is formed and then fired in a gas kiln so they are virtually identical. Of course they start with the finest clay material.
Find a green color of acrylic paint. Here you see two different shades which make a great contrast and interest. Spray or paint thepots, let them dry completely. Line the rim around the opening of the pot with a ribbon and glue or tape together. Then drop a plant of your choice inside. You don't even need to plant directly into the pottery. So, when the plant looks a bit worn you can just pop it out and put in another kind. Super Easy!
These make wonderful gifts for family, friends, neighbors or co-workers. And, you get to have some fun making them. It's a win - win situation. Get your Italian Clay Pots right here at Arizona Pottery. Click here.
We love our clay pot craft ideas and are constantly searching the web for new ideas. There are so many creative people out there and lots of easy, fun ideas. Here is how to make a broken clay pot into a decorative candle that can be used during the holidays or when changing out the applique, would work great with lots of other holidays. Give it a go and let us know below how it worked for you!
When the winter evenings are chilly, this decoration warms the heart. Choose a motif with a rustic country look. With a small tealight candle in the center, the design lights up with a winter glow. The motif is a paper napkin, decoupage onto the inside of a flower pot. Perhaps you know someone who can cut you a couple of unused pots this way or you can find a broken pot. Either way ArizonaPottery.com has the pots for all your craft needs.
- clay flowerpot
- paper napkin with your choice of design
- acrylic paint matching the design on the napkin
- acrylic paint in white
- paper napkin applique' glue
- snow paint (paste)
- tealight or battery operated candle
Base coast inside the flower pot with white paint and let dry. Paint the outside of the flowerpot with the color of your choice and let dry. Apply the napkin to the inside of the pot. When the glue is dry, apply textured snow paste to the details of the napkin where you wish. Let the past dry overnight. Place the tealight inside! You can find this craft idea and more at craftideas.info
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Add a colorful touch to your holiday gathering with these
Wondering what to do this year for your holiday decorating. With family coming for Thanksgiving you want
to add a touch of color and warmth. They
key is to surround your home and create a tablescape with warm colors &
terracotta tones. Add burnt orange
blooms, petite pumpkins, and rustic touches with plain clay flowerpots.
The terracotta pottery has a warm tone to it that
compliments the orange and rust colored flowers. Line your table with pots of mums and
geraniums so that after the holiday they will still last and you can enjoy the
pots for months not days.
Use clay flowerpots as place-cards, to hold crayons for children to use and
have them decorate a picture you can all share.
This is not the time for bright spring colored planters or plant
materials. Rust, orange, wine, forest
green, deep reds, terracotta, browns & burnt tones.
Try to sprinkle a splash or two around the house. Place flowerpots on side tables on the entry
hall. Of course, adding a few pumpkins or gourds always decorates things
up. Donít forget to put pots, pumpkins
and mums at the front door so that your guests will be welcomed with a splash
of color and a touch of the Thanksgiving holiday. Fill pots with candy corn and sweet treats. The point is to have fun, come up with clever
ideas and enjoy the holiday.