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Pots With Texture
 
Pots With Texture

(recycle old terracotta pots, teabags and wine cork)

Textured plant pots are quite expensive, but terracotta pots can be bought at a reasonable price. Use these terracotta pots and make them unique by using your own texture.

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What do you need?

 
  • Old terracotta pot
  • Multi-purpose undercoat paint
  • Used and dried teabags
  • 2 x wine corks
  • Masking tape
  • Brush
  • Glue gun and glue
  • Scissor
  • Modge podge
  • Rustic brown craft paint
  • Outdoor sealer (marine)
  • Sharp kitchen knife and cutting board
   
Step 1    

Clean the terracotta pot and let it dry thoroughly in the sun. There must be no dampness inside the clay pot.

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Step 2    

Make a border on the inside at the top of the pot with the masking tape to ensure a neatly painted border.

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Step 3    

Apply two layers of undercoated paint. Let the paint dry thoroughly after every layer.

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Step 4    

Use the glue gun and glue to draw patterns on the pot with thick glue lines

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Step 5    

Prepare the used teabags by only cutting open one side on the border and removing the tealeaves. Cut the two layers of the teabag apart from each other to ensure that there is only one layer of paper to work with. Cut enough teabags to cover the pot.

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Step 6    

Use Modge Podge and a brush to cover the pot with these teabags. Let everything dry thoroughly.

 

 

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Step 7    

Emphasise the glue patterns by making use of the dry brush and rustic brown paint. Rub this lightly over the patterns.

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Step 8    

Cut the wine cork with a sharp kitchen knife in 2 – 3 mm thick slices and use the glue gun to glue these slices onto the pot.

 

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Step 9    

Seal the pot with three layers of outdoor sealer. Make sure that the whole pot, inside and outside is sealed thoroughly. Terracotta absorbs water and in case it is not sealed thoroughly; the dampness can ruin the decoration with time.

 

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