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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 

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 

Easter Baskets Clay Pots



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Simple, Cute Craft Idea for Easter Basket or Decoration!
 
We see many craft ideas using clay flowerpots all over the web. But, we were drawn to this idea for its simplicity and ease.  We thought these clay pots would not only make a cheery Easter decoration but how about a homemade Easter Basket for young or old.

Start with our Italian Terracotta Flower Pots which are the most compact, smooth clay being manufactured today.  Purchase some pastel acrylic paint and paint the pots in a rainbow, solid or anyway you choose to decorate them.  Fill with shredded colorful paper available from most craft stores and fill with Easter goodies or treat. How much more simple does it get and look how cute it turns out.

Have them hide around your home for the kids to find Easter morning, give to a office coworker or friendly neighbor.  Include a seed packet so they can use the decorated clay pot to grow a plant with Spring right around the corner.

We also like the idea of having one already painted, then setting up a craft table for the grandkids on Easter morning while the adults prepare Easter Supper.  So many fun ideas from a few clay pots and paint.  Have fun!
 
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Post Last Updated: 12/14/2016 3:09:51 PM 

St Patricks Day Craft Idea



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Good Luck St Patrick's Day Craft Idea

Even though it's a few weeks away from St. Patrick's Day or even the beginning of Spring, we saw this clever craft idea using clay pots that would be easy for children to do.  This is fairly easy to do and would make a great gift for a school teacher, friendly neighbor or loving grandparents.  Get the kids together and give it a go.

At Arizona Pottery we love all kinds of holiday crafts using small clay flowerpots. They are perfect for little hands to work with, aren't very expensive and are very easy to turn into easy Holiday DIY gifts & crafts.

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Supplies needed are easy and inexpensive.  Masking tape, clay flowerpots, chalkboard paint, gold spray paint and chalk.

Click here to purchase real terracotta clay pot in all sizes.
Click here for complete instructions from start to finish.
 
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Post Last Updated: 12/14/2016 3:26:48 PM 

Alton Brown Garden Pot Smoker



DIY Barbeque from Alton Brown

Alton Browns Smoker made from Garden Planters

True BBQ means cooking meat over low heat for a long time, often many hours.  Smokers are so expensive some starting at $300.00 So when Alton Brown on the food network showed how to make your own and used our clay terracotta garden pots we were thrilled.

Here are some suggestions that will give you the projects steps and also some good tips.  http://makezine.com/projects/clay-pot-smoker/

Here are the links to where the pots are located on our website. 

Rolled Rim Taper: Base  http://www.arizonapottery.com/item.asp?iid=1592
Deep Bowl:  Top http://www.arizonapottery.com/item.asp?iid=167

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Post Last Updated: 12/15/2016 8:32:26 AM 

Santa Pants Flower Pots



DIY craft idea using flowerpots Christmas Craft

We saw this cute idea and wanted to share it with our flowerpot craft group this time of year.  It's a fun and decorative way to display your potted poinsettia plants available at most garden centers. And, if you have some little ones hanging around the house this will surly make them smile.
 
Supplies: 
2 terracotta flower pots with saucers
Red & Black Patio Paint from DecoArt
Sponge Brushes
1.5" Black Ribbon
Gold glittery self adhesive foam sheet
White batting
Glue Gun
Scissors
Make this DIY Craft for Christmas using flowerpots

Directions
:

Paint the terracotta flower pots red and the saucers black, let dry.
Cut 1" strip of white batting and glue to the bottom of each pot.  You can substitute cotton balls or pom poms if necessary.
Glue the length of ribbon that fits all the way around the two pots when next to each other, adding an extra 8" of overlap.  Cut a square shape from the gold glitter foam sheet, with a smaller square in the center for the belt buckle.  Attach to the front.


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Post Last Updated: 12/15/2016 8:34:14 AM 

Candy Corn Pots for Halloween



 Painted Flowerpots that look like Candy Corn for Halloween

How to make these painted candy corn pots

We thought these painted candy corn pots were too cute and easy to pass up! Brought to you by livelaughrowe.com

It only takes 3 items to make these adorable pots and you donít even need to be crafty.
  
1.  Clay pots
2.  Acrylic Paint
3.  Paint Brushes

Find the size of garden pot that you want to start with.  The pots shown are our Italian Terracotta Standard Flowerpots size CM11 but of course you can go larger or smaller depending on the outcome you are looking for.  Our Italian pots are made with the highest standards and firing process, which create a smooth finish that is easy to paint on.
DIY Project for painted candy corn flowerpots

Mark on the sides of the pots with pencil or painters tape where you would like the lines to be.  Turn the pots upside down and start to paint in the different sections.  It will take a couple of coats before you get a full color with no bleed.  Try to make the  pots look like candy corn so start with the yellow bottom, orange middle and white around the lip.

Let dry completely.  Take small plastic bags and fill with candy corn. Tie the top with twine and then put a black ribbon over it and make a bow.

Cheers.

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Post Last Updated: 12/15/2016 9:50:31 AM 

Create a Driftwood Planter!




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How to create a driftwood garden planter for succulents

We have seen this fad a lot in the last year or so and thought we would give you a few tips if itís something that you would like to try.  These are rustic & snazzy looking succulent planters, and so easy to make.  Remember garden pottery will come in many sizes and styles and each one will be unique and original.  Finding different items that can be used as a plant pot is fun.

Start with a piece of driftwood.  They come in many sizes and shapes so find a piece that will fit where you want to display it.  If you are lucky and live by the beach, take a stroll and see if you can find something that will meet your needs.  If you can find a piece that has a natural hole already in it then great, if not that you will have to make a center opening that you can fill with the succulents.


Next, select the succulents that you will use to fill the hole in the driftwood planter with. If itís going to be displayed outside then find succulents that like the cold.  Next fill the hole with moss to lay down a foundation for the plants.  You can use hot glue to hold it down if necessary.  Then start adding your plants to create your perfectly unique driftwood  planter.   Pack them in tight so they will all help to hold them in place.  Once they settle in and start to grow they will fill in the holes naturally.

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Once you get the look that you desire let the planter sit for a day before watering.  Now water away and make sure the moss and root system of the succulents are moist.  Because itís pretty fragile and shallow you will have to water more often than you would with a garden
pot.  Keep on loving this decorative succulent planter and it will last for quite some time.

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