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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 

Build A Vertical Garden



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Easy DIY Vertical Garden

It's getting a bit chilly outside now so it's time to consider moving your herbs indoors.Vertical gardens are the rage right now especially where space is limited like in an apartment or small home.  Here is a easy way to bring those potted herbs indoors, display they beautifully and still have space to spare.

Because this vertical garden holds all kinds of terracotta pots and  hangs it's perfect for a blank kitchen wall or area.  Do you need a divider wall between your living space and your kitchen area.  Want to add some potted green to a covered patio area where it's all white or beige, this works perfectly.

Start with 20 - 4" terracotta flowerpots
5 3/4" pine boards 3 feet long
1/4" rope 
zip ties

The instructions are easy to follow so here is a step by step. 
http://go.brit.co/2cF5xt7

Of course the dimensions are easy to adjust if you want a smaller vertical hanging garden or if you choose to use smaller or larger planters. You can adjust from potted herbs to a planted succulent garden or a potted cactus display. The point it if you like this look, love to indoor garden and think you would like to try your own vertical garden then give it a go and tell us how you did.  Good Luck!
 
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Post Last Updated: 12/8/2016 4:18:59 PM 

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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Post Last Updated: 12/14/2016 12:54:20 PM 

DIY Rope Wrapped Flowerpots



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We love all kinds of craft idea using clay flowerpots and since we sell so many sizes of standard clay pot's you should be able to find all the pots sizes you need.  Here they take a flowerpot and turn it into something special by coating it with rope that is painted to match your decor.  This project is easy and fun to do and makes a wonderful gift.
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Supplies:
Rust-oleum Chalked Ultra Matte Paint
Sisal Rope 1/4"
Arizona Pottery Clay Flowerpots
Painters Tape
Elmers Glue Spray

Turn the flowerpot over and spray a thick coat of spray glue around 2" of the bottom of the pot.  Start with the end of the rope and start wrapping around the pot without any gaps.  Then spray glue again about 2" or so up the sides and then wrap the rope some more.  When you get to the end spray another coat over the top to just make sure that the rope will stick.

Next take some painters tape and wrap it around the body of the pot at the area where you want the color added.  You can make as many patterns that you want.  Be sure and leave some of the rope in its natural color to add some beauty and interest to the final look of the planter.  Let them dry and then remove the tape.  Perfect!

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Post Last Updated: 12/14/2016 1:09:30 PM 

DIY Vertical Hanging Garden



DIY Hanging Vertical Garden with Terracotta Pots
 
Indoor Herb Gardens have always been popular.  Where you have a few clay flowerpots sitting on the kitchen windowsill or on a kitchen counter top, but with this DIY project you can have a full array of herbs.

This herb garden is perfect for anyone who may have a limited space indoors or outdoors.  Hang next to a blank kitchen wall where you have easy access to these  flowerpots and the herbs inside.  How convenient to have them for cooking.  Maybe you live in an apartment where indoor space is limited. Then hand this pot rack on a balcony where you can access them easily.  Either way we think this hanging vertical  pot garden is a wonderful project for everyone.

Full instructions:  Click here.
 
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Post Last Updated: 12/14/2016 3:07:06 PM 

Easter Place Card Clay Flowerpots



Easter Place Cards Clay Flowerpots
 
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!
 
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Post Last Updated: 12/14/2016 3:08:41 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 

DIY Vertical Garden Project



 DIY Vertical Garden Project

The guys from thehorticult.com came up with a great DIY project that we had to share.

It shows how to take plain, simple, clay flowerpots and turn them into the most wonderful vertical garden. One that you can use anywhere.  On a balcony, in the garden, next to a kitchen door with potted herbs, or next to your BBQ with herbs.  This project is so wonderful we can't praise it enough.


Think of all the places you can hang these flowerpots that will give you a privacy screen, decorate a blank garden or patio wall or add height to a low planted garden.  

So, get your clay flowerpots from us at Arizona Pottery, read thru this tutorial and good luck. We know once you start with a few pots you will be find yourself using this idea all over your yard or garden areas.

Click here for step by step instruction.

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Post Last Updated: 12/14/2016 3:38:15 PM 



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