Step by step tutorial to turn everyday terra cotta clay pots into beautifully distressed farmhouse style planters with paint and sandpaper.
Create a beautiful indoor herb garden in farmhouse styled terra cotta planters!
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I’m so excited that my farmhouse styled indoor herb garden is being premiered on one of my all-time favorite home and DIY sites, HOMETALK!! I’m sharing with you how to create your very own distressed terra cotta planters that you can use indoors or outdoors! These planters are so easy and quick to make…my favorite type of project!
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Let’s Make Them Together!
You can watch the live premiere over on Hometalk! I’ll be tuning in and answering any questions you have!
I set up shop over at our 1886 Victorian home that was struck by lightning and caught fire….can you tell in the video that I’m sitting in a totally demoed area?? I hope not! The power of cameras 😉 HAHA!
- Terra cotta plant pots
- Dixie Belle chalk paint, in Fluff color
- Chippy paint brush
- Fine grit sand paper
- Natural jute rope
- Wooden Scrabble tiles
- Hot glue gun & glue
- Potting soil
- Herbs of choice, I used Rosemary, Basil & Thyme
- Gator Hide, if you’d like to use them outside
Time needed: 20 minutes
How to paint terra cotta plant pots
- Lightly paint terra cotta plants with chalk paint
- Once paint has dried, lightly scuff up the paint using fine grit sand paper
- Attach natural jute rope in rows around the top of the planter using hot glue
- Place a small dab of hot glue on a wooden Scrabble letter tile and place on the jute rope
- Fill with potting soil and herbs
- Seal for the outdoors
If you’re planning on using them outside and would like to seal them, paint a light coat of Gator Hide to protect your paint!
You can distress the planters as much or little as you like. You can see that I did each of my planters different – to show how they look with more or less distressing.
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Thanks so much for everyone who tuned in to the live premiere! It was so much fun!!