I love to take a simple terracotta pot and make it fit into my vintage style decor. You know – make a plain pot rustic and aged, make it feel worn and broken in. Like it was taken from another place and time. When you see how simple this terracotta pot craft is you will be painting all the things, trust me!
You can do this on any size terracotta pot, but since mine is for indoor use, I opted for smaller ones you can find at the dollar store or discount store in your area. I love to use pots for organizing, not just plants! Today I am showing you a secret crafting weapon you might not have thought of using. And it is a budget friendly craft supply for sure! Bubble Wrap and burlap!
Bubble wrap? yep, you read that correctly. It’s perfect for a loos, forgiving, vintage throw back polka dot situation. Simple use so acrylic craft paint and a sponge brush and paint the bubble wrap – you can use as much or as little paint as you like. I like a softer, less defined pattern so I use less paint. Then stamp it onto your terracotta pot! Don’t worry about the pattern being perfect, the bubbles overlapping or any of that mess. Just let this be a free form project full of texture!
Use can use large bubble or small dot bubble wrap for this project, I actually used both and just layered them together!
Another awesome way to add pattern and texture for a super shabby chic terracotta pot is to use burlap as a stamp or stencil. Either paint on your burlap swatch and press it onto your garden pot or lay the burlap on the pot and dab paint (I used a color called parchment) on top of it for a stencil. Either way this messy and light pattern is gorgeous.
I aged the pots by layering a light wood stain on top – letting it soak in and then buff off. You can use any color stain for this slight tinting effect.
Lastly I took a strip of that beautiful burlap and glued it to the lip of one pot, then dabbed some stain on it for extra age. Filled with faux plants or miscellaneous treasures, these little DIY terracotta pots add some inexpensive glam to your decor! Tell me what you would use these pots for or if you have some extra decorating ideas, I’d love to hear them!
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