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When I get bored, I rely on random craft projects to keep me from twiddling my thumbs. A couple of weeks ago, as I was cleaning, I found these terra cotta pots that I purchased at a garage sale last year. I probably bought about 30 for under $5, I mean, how could I go wrong?
I've done numerous projects with them, but I still had some left calling to me to give them a makeover! So I did! Here's such an easy project to do with friends, your kids or solo! It's inexpensive & doesn't have to be time consuming!
You don't need much for this project. Just some terra cotta pots, paint, paint brushes, mod podge, glitter & plates. You'll also need a spray sealant for the finishing touches. The mod podge brand has a good one!
I happened to have the smaller terra cotta pots on hand & a few random colors. But this project will work with pots of any size!
If you want to use alternative glitzy items- try out sequins or rhinestones! Rhinestones will take a little more time to get on there!
Your first step is to simply paint your pots! I find that I normally have to give each pot a few coats of paint to get the color to really pop.
I always start with painting the inside of the pots with a few layers. Then I work on the outside once it's all dry!
The nice thing is the paint normally dries pretty fast in between coats. So if you're like me who does numerous pots at once, by the time you finish the last pot, your first pot will be ready for the next coat!
The next step, take a plate & put glitter on it. This is where you’re going to dip the pots into to get the glitz!
When your pots are totally dry & you're able to pick them up with your hands without smudging the paint; pick it up & use the mod pod to paint on the rim of your pot.
Then, take your pot & start pressing it into the glitter on your plate. Keep going around until the rim has a good layer of glitter! I found that this was quicker with the glitter I had than by shaking the glitter onto the rim.
What I did do was when I was done pressing the pot into the glitter, I did take the glitter jar & shook glitter onto any spots that were lacking a little bit.
Because glitter has a mind of it's own, you'll notice that there will be glitter everywhere, including on parts of your pot that didn't even have glue on it!
Before you seal it all up- you're going to want to wipe down the pot with your hands, or a towel lightly & trying to avoid the rim (otherwise even more glitter will be everywhere!)
Once your pot is free of rogue glitter, you're ready to seal it! I suggest sealing outdoors since you want the fresh air for your sake, it's smelly& goes everywhere.
Follow the directions on your sealant, go outside & seal the entire pot! This will keep your glitter from getting everywhere & will add a shine to your pot!
If you used sequins or rhinestones instead- I don't thin you'd need to seal the pots with a spray sealant. Instead, I would suggest giving your pot (not including the rim) a nice coat of mod podge to get the shine!
Don't forget- you can make your own mod podge! Click here to see how!
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