DIY Terracotta Pots

DIY Terracotta Pots

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 17th 2021

"Trash to Terracotta" is the latest look and we have this easy and fun project tutorial to show you how to do it.


    • 1" chip brush
    • 1" flat brush
    • dried flowers
    • glass vases



    The great thing about using Americana Chalky Finish paints for this trash-to-terracotta look is that you don't have to mix the paint with baking soda. Just paint on Chalky's ready to go!

    1. Gather a grouping of various-sized bottles and/or vases. (Any material will work.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. To get the trash-to-terracotta look, pick Chalky Finish paint colors that look nice together and give the look of terracotta clays: Three great colors are: Heritage, Heirloom, and Whisper.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Paint some pieces with Heritage, using a 1" chip brush. (TIP: Paint the insides of the vases and/or bottles to give the look of a clay pots.)
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint some of the pieces with Heirloom, using a 1" chip brush.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Paint the remaining pieces with Whisper. Allow all of the pieces to dry and then apply second coat of paint. Allow to dry completely.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Finish off the look with dried flowers or paper palm leaves. This is a great trash-to-treasure craft that is perfect for a table centerpiece or mantle décor.
    12. Instruction #6