Learn how to make a beautiful Terra Cotta Pot stamped with an inspirational quote “Rooted in Christ”. Add a pretty plant and a tag for a sweet gift idea.
This terra cotta pot was so simple to make. You can use any stencil that you like, but I just love the Rooted in Christ stencil. It really spoke to me. Plus, it is the perfect graphic to add to a planter!
Supplies for Terra Cotta Pot Rooted in Christ
How to whitewash terra cotta pot
Start by adding light brush strokes of the almond daze paint across the terra cotta pot. This is called a dry brush technique.
Dry brush just means you barely get your paint brush wet with paint. Just brush all over in different directions to age the pot and give it a worn, distressed look. You can do this on a textured pot as well, like I show on these French Country Terra Cotta Pots.
ADD THE STENCIL
Now it’s time to add the mesh stencil. I love these stencils because they are sticky, making it so easy to add the paint. You don’t have to worry about the paint bleeding either. These stencils work like a dream!
Add a little painter’s tape to cover any area you don’t want painted.
Use a small paint brush to add the gel art ink to the pot.
Then you want to use the squeegee to pull the paint down the stencil to cover the open mesh area. Be sure to fill in all the open areas so you have a nice, clean finish.
Let the ink dry, or you can also use a wagner heat gun. I also added a quote to the back of the terra cotta pot. So the pot will look beautiful any which way you look at it!
Look at how lovely this piece looks in a pretty vignette. Think of how many simple ways you can decorate with this pretty planter.
Have you ever stamped on a terra cotta pot? If so, please share in the comments. I’d love to see!
If you enjoyed this easy planter idea, you may also want to check out these terra cotta pot ideas:
Let me show you how to make an inspirational terra cotta pot with "rooted in Christ" stamped on it. This is such a lovely piece that would also make a thoughtful gift idea.
- Mesh Stencil - Rooted in Christ
- One Step Paint Samples - Almond Daze
- Gel Art Ink - Well I Swanee
- Use a dry brush technique to paint across the terra cotta pot.
- Brush in different directions to age the pot.
- Place the mesh stencil onto the pot.
- Add your gel ink to the center of the pot.
- Pull the ink down and across the stencil with your squeegee.
- Continue to cover the entire open areas of the stencil. Let dry.
- You can also add a stencil to the opposite side of the pot.
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