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4th of July Terracotta Flower Pot Craft Idea



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.

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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.

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STEPS:

  1. Cover the pot with white paint, using the foam brush. Let dry, about an hour, or longer.
  2. Tape off the stripes using the painterís tape. Itís easiest to start just under the rim for the first stripe.
  3. 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.
  4. Paint the red stripes, let dry. Peel off tape.
  5. Paint the blue stripe on the rim, let dry. Sanding the edges of the pot with a sanding sponge adds a rustic look.
  6. Use the white paint marker to draw stars on the rim, and also to clean up any splotches on the stripes.
  7. 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.
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Post Last Updated: 6/29/2017 1:54:04 PM 

Easter Flower Pot Idea



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Easy Easter Craft Project using a clay flower pot!
Start with a nice smooth Italian clay flower pot.  Make sure it is clean. If there are any finger prints or marks on it, just wash with warm water and soap and rinse good.  Dry completely.  

Take Folk Art acrylic Paint and stencils purchased at Michael's craft stores.  Lay the stencil on the pot where you want it placed.  Squirt some paint on a paper plate.  Dip the stencil brush end into the paint and make little circles on the stencil to transfer the paint.  Don't get the brush to full. If you do dab some of it off.

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It doesn't take much to paint on the design. If you keep the brush fairly dry you won't get the leaks under the stencil.  The Folk Art stencils have a sticky back to help it stick to the pot surface.  They are easy to clean up also.

Once the pot is finished, fill with floral foam.  Top with shredded paper and then stick the items you purchased around the pot into the foam until you get the desired look.

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At the end of the Easter Season, you can take it all out and have a great flowerpot to plant in.  

Source:  Petticoatjunktion

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Make Clay Pot Leprechaun Hats



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Here is another fun craft idea using clay flower pots and turning them into something decorative & playful.  Since it's St. Patrick's Day today we thought we would show you how to make a Leprechaun Hat.  We saw this easy idea at thatswhatchesaid.net 

Purchase small clay flowerpots. Of course you can get them from us or any craft store.  Paint them with an acrylic green paint.  It may take 3 coats to get them covered because you want a bold bright green.

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Wrap a black ribbon towards the bottom of the clay flowerpot. Since the pot is not a true cylinder, you will have to adjust in the back to the ribbon to sit properly in the front. Use a hot glue gun to secure the ribbon in place.

Next use an Xacto knife to cut out the buckle.  Use gold card stock and hot clue in place.  Now we know it's hard to believe but that is it. Think of all the fun things you can do with these hats.  Place one at each place at the dinner table. Stack the pots on a living room fireplace mantle and decorate with clover.  Place them around the house and put a gold candy coin under each one and use them like a treasure hunt.

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The whole idea is to have fun and be creative.  
 
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Post Last Updated: 2/28/2017 9:56:10 AM 

Valentine Clay Flowerpot DIY Project



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With Valentine's Day approaching we thought it would be fun to see a DIY project that turns a plain clay flowerpot into something special.
Make this loving pot from Inspirations By D.

Take a plain clay flower pot in any size you want.  Make sure it has a matching saucer.  Wash the pot if it has already been used and make sure it's completely dry.

Paint the pot and saucer using a acrylic white paint and a sponge brush.  Let dry completely.  Take chalkboard paint available at Home Depot and paint a patch on the side of the flowerpot.  You can use tape if you want the square to be perfect for you can free style for a more home grown look.

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Let the chalkboard paint dry on the side of the clay garden pot.  Then write a short message on the chalkboard.  Put the receiver's name, or write LOVE like the example shown.  Either way this is your time to be personal.

You can drop a nursery pot directly into this painted clay pot so that you don't have to even plant it.  That way when the holiday changes you can change the word on the pot and also take out the grow pot, toss it and replace with something new.  EASY!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Post Last Updated: 1/11/2017 2:16:43 PM 

DIY Tribal Painted Flower Pots



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Here is a easy, 20 mins or less, DIY pottery project.  When Laurie Cosgrove [lauriecosgrove.com] for full instructions, was wanting something fast and simple she made these wonderful and colorful flowerpots painted with a tribal feel to them. Perfect for planting in come next Spring.

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Start with smooth terracotta flowerpots.  Our's are perfect because they are imported from Italy and have velvety smooth sides. Not like Chinese or Mexican pottery which is very porous.  Cover the flowerpots with chalkboard paint from Home Depot.

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Use colorful paint to trim the rim of the flowerpots and the saucers that fit under them.  Go to Pinterest to find patterns you like and can be inspired by.  Detail on with small brushes or as she likes to use, a sponge brush.  Either way decorating the flowerpot should be fun and creative.  

Have a go and share with us how it went!

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Bring Spring Inside During Winter



Who Wants Spring In Winter?  We do!

Are you tired of Winters harsh weather yet?  Better not be because it just started.  We have many more months of dreaming about our potted flowers & patio planters before they can come to life.  So, in the mean time we have a quick & easy project that will bring a touch of Spring indoors.

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Get a few terracotta garden planters.  Of course we love our because they are not only available in many sizes but the clay is a stunning product that imports to us from Italy.  Select a few sizes that will work great for planting indoor herbs.  The look of one size of pot all lined up in the kitchen window is also very popular and pleasing!

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Make sure the pots are clean and dry before painting.  Coat each pot with white paint and let dry completely.  Then using grit paper rub the areas on the pottery where you want the terracotta to show through. This gives the pots the distressed look we are going for.  Rub the lips, the sides and around the base to create an interesting pot.


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Now fill with potting soil and herbs purchased at your local nursery or garden center.  Not only are these lovely but they smell so nice.  Now you have your own European Distressed looking flowerpots but you have added a touch of Spring to your indoors.
 
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Post Last Updated: 1/3/2017 2:11:27 PM 

DIY Flowerpot Makeovers



Turn Plain Flowerpots Into Something Special
DIY Pot Makeovers!

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See what a little gold paint can do to transform a plain, old flowerpot from
Garden Therapy.  Gilding items this time of year of popular and really in the holiday spirit.

Start with a clay flowerpot with no texture. We recommend out Italian Flowerpots because the clay is smooth and compact, even through porous.  However the best looking finish came from a plastic pot.  It lets the shine really come thru.

First clean the pot with soap and water.  Rinse well and allow to dry. Place the pots upside down on cardboard.  Shake the can of paint long enough to mix or you will have issues.  Spray the pots evenly. Let dry.  That's it.


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The next idea came from Climerphotography.com  French Pot DIY

Terracotta planters
Old plastic cup & stir stick
White paint - Gray Paint
Paper Towels
Rough Sand Paper
Parchment Paper
Credit or Gift card you can use to apply pressure

Mix paint in old cup, more white than grey. Wad up paper towel dip in paint and start rubbing on the pot.  When you achieve the look you like, let the pot dry completely. Sand the pot lightly.

Take a graphic you printed on a 8 x 10 piece of parchment paper on a plain old style printer. It doesn't have to be a laser printer.  Cut to size & starting with the center, press it down on your pot. Use the credit card, press & smooth the parchment without moving it.  Carefully life off .  Let your ink dry completely.

That's it.  Fun Times!

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Post Last Updated: 12/21/2016 11:56:03 AM 

15 minute DIY Project



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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
adhesive
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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Post Last Updated: 12/14/2016 12:45:47 PM 

Drip Flower Pots with Candles



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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.
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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.
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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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Post Last Updated: 12/14/2016 12:50:31 PM 

Tower of Plants



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We saw this DIY project on how to make a tiered planter from terracotta saucers and had to share it here.  Because the instructions are a bit detailed, not complicated we will share a link below on the complete instruction sheet.

When you entertain in your home and are always looking for new and clever ideas, we think this one will fill your need.  By taking a few clay saucers and some nuts and bolts you can create this multi tiered pot stand.  Placed in the center of a dining room table, on a buffet table or a garden table it is stunning and commanding.

Place some plants
potted in terracotta on the stand and create different looks to compliment the different seasons.  Use this for Halloween and fill the pots with treats, use as a cupcake stand, and during Christmas fill the pots with candy canes and red & white plants.  Stunning!

Remember all you will need are terracotta clay round saucers, clay flowerpots with flowers and a few other items.
  

Complete instructions here:  http://bit.ly/2byoaBv
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