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How To Create A Faux Weathered Flowerpot

DIY How to create a faux weather clay garden pot

Have you ever wondered how super crafters can turn a plain
terracotta clay pot into a weathered looking planter?  Well, we found this on and had to pass it along.  It looks like one of the easiest projects that you can do and the results are outstanding & beautiful.  Tag along and we will share what we learned.
What you will need:
Clay garden pots of any size (yes we have them, click here)
2 paper plates
Small-medium sizes paint brush
Pure white primer or flat paint
Furniture wax
Plastic spoon or knife
Sanding block
Faux weathered DIY garden pottery

First, dust the pots off and dry rag them to make sure no clay dust is present.  Pour the primer on one paper place, and add a little wax. Mix well with a plastic spoon until smooth.  Dip your brush lightly into the paint, just enough to barely cover the bristles, then swipe it several times onto the clean paper plate to remove excess.  You are going for a dry brushed look and don't want to saturate the pot with paint.
Brush paint all around your garden pot.  Since you are using very little paint, the pots will dry quickly. Take a sanding block and sand all around the pot in the direction of the paint. Use both heavy and light pressure to leave some spots with more paint than others and where the clay shows though.

Turn clay garden pots into weather faux pottery
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Post Last Updated: 12/15/2016 10:04:15 AM 
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