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DIY: PAINTED TERRACOTTA POTS

We show you how some simple terracotta pots can become a work of garden art. This DIY project is perfect for adding some colour to your home or garden and can make for a great birthday or christmas present.

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What you need:

Terracotta pots: we used three pots – small, medium and large.

Paint: Make sure your paint is thick enough to use on the terracotta. We used a white base and blue, pink and yellow.

Paint brush

Flowers and soil to fill your pot – We chose cacti.

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Method: 

1. Paint your pots with a base colour and leave to dry. Repeat the process if necessary (we did two layers of paint).

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2. Once the paint is dry, turn your pots over so the base is facing up. Apply a substantial amount of paint colour of your choice to the base so that the paint will run down the sides of the pot and leave to dry. (Make sure the paint on the base is even so it sits flat when you turn it over).

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3. Once dry, fill your pots with soil and plants of your choice.

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6. Enjoy your new DIY terracotta pots.

 

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