Supplies for Decorated Terra Cotta Pots:
Here's what you'll need to gather:
- Your choice of Coastal Collections Gathered Brand items (sea glass, river rock, sea shells, etc.)
- Terra cotta pots
- Craft paint
- Paint brushes
- Glue (E6000, craft glue, or hot glue)
Painting Your Pots
There are a couple different ways to use paint with terra cotta pots and the Coastal Collection. Painting them a solid color throws a fun twist on the classic shape. Alternatively, you could let the color show through and give it a vintage appearance (more on that below). Also try painting just the rim for a fun pop of color!
TIP:Use a dry brush technique to antique the pots before adding shells or rocks. You can do this by brushing off most of the paint from the brush before applying to the pot. Another way to antique it is to paint most of it white and use sand paper to lightly scuff areas that would receive more wear and tear. Try using both to get the perfect antique look!
Rocks, Shells and Sand
Shells and rocks look great glued to the pots!
Rocks can be used in so many different ways... try mixing shapes and adding rocks in unexpected places like the saucers!