Try This: Textured Planter Project

Try This- make a textured planted with a terra cotta pot and paper clay!This morning I stepped outside in a sweater and shorts only to run back inside and change into jeans. It’s getting chilly over here!

I’ve got quite a few plants and succulents outside that need a new winter home inside the house. Here’s a fun solution for creating cute planters that match the decor inside your home!

Step 1Supplies Needed:
terra cotta pot
paper clay (takes about half a pack per planter)
-something to stamp the clay with
acrylic paint

Step 2Step 1: Smooth the paper clay around the planter from just under the lip to the very bottom of each vessel.

Step 3Step 2: Use a household object to stamp a pattern all over your paper clay. We used a paint pen cap, a pen cap, and a flat clay knife to create the cross pattern.

Allow the clay to air dry overnight before painting.

Step 4Step 3: Paint your vessel with acrylic paint. Add more coats until it is completely covered. We used three minty paint shades to create this little set.

Try This- make a textured planted with a terra cotta pot and paper clay! Try This- make a textured planted with a terra cotta pot and paper clay! Try This- make a textured planted with a terra cotta pot and paper clay! Try This- make a textured planted with a terra cotta pot and paper clay!
Enjoy your pretty new pots! Happy Sunday! xo. elsie

Looking for more ideas? Check out 10 Unique Planters you can make at home!

Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman. 

  • Oh, Em Gee. These are absolutely adorable! I would have never thought to do this. Thank you for sharing the idea. I can’t wait to try it.

  • i think now its easy to make as you mansion step by step very well.looking cool

  • These are so great! I love how unique each pot is. This would be perfect for some of my boring one’s I have hanging around and so simple too!! Thanks for sharing!.

  • These are so great! I love how unique each pot is. This would be perfect for some of my boring one’s I have hanging around and so simple too!! Thanks for sharing!

  • These are so great! I love how unique each pot is. This would be perfect for some of my boring one’s I have hanging around and so simple too!! Thanks for sharing!
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  • These look straight out of West Elm. I love them and love how simple they were to make. As always, you two are totally inspiring.

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  • Out of so many home improvement DIY articles I have seen, this is certainly one of the most appealing to me (: I have several potted plants at home and this certainly gives my home a unique and “customized” feel, will give it a try. Shall keep you posted on the results.

  • Hi, I’ve been trying to make pinch pots and other items out of air dry clay. They keep falling apart as soon as they’re exposed to humidity. From the research I’ve done on airdry clays, including paper clay, they cannot take moisture. How did you get around that? Especially since clay pots are porous. Did you seal the pots before you added the clay? I can tell you’ve painted and used some kind of sealer on the outside. I would love to know how you kept them from crumbling. Thanks!http://franklincoveysouthasia.com/

  • Hi, I’ve been trying to make pinch pots and other items out of air dry clay. They keep falling apart as soon as they’re exposed to humidity. From the research I’ve done on airdry clays, including paper clay, they cannot take moisture. How did you get around that? Especially since clay pots are porous. Did you seal the pots before you added the clay? I can tell you’ve painted and used some kind of sealer on the outside. I would love to know how you kept them from crumbling. Thanks!

  • i understood at very easy way, thus explain step by step, very nice, thanks for it.

  • These look great. You might like our clay tutorial:

    http://littlebuttondiaries.com/2013/10/19/i-built-a-little-house/

  • These are so great! I love how unique each pot is. This would be perfect for some of my boring one’s I have hanging around and so simple too!! Thanks for sharing!

  • These are awesome!! Pinning & sharing. I def want to try this 🙂 You did a fantastic job!

  • oh my gosh! i’m totally in love with this project. one of my fave DIYs youve posted to date!

    xxoo,
    nikki

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  • Lovely idea! Really designers are creative, visual people who make the everyday world a more interesting, inspiring place to be. With just a simple artistic touch these vessels have become so adorable.

  • your endless ideas & creativity always blows my away! great pots, so cute!! thanks for sharing! have a nice day!

  • Stunning, just stunning. I have been looking for a great DIY planter project, and I think this is the one!

  • I love these! Curious: does the craft clay hold up to moisture that will seep from the clay pot? Thanks!

  • These look straight out of West Elm. I love them and love how simple they were to make. As always, you two are totally inspiring.

  • What a great idea. Good reason to go and add some more plants in my home. Thanks.

  • i am literally in love with all the brilliant ideas you come up with. these pots are amazing!
    xx

  • I love this idea – they are so cute. Where do you get Paper Clay? I’ve never heard of it…

  • If they’re to go outside it may be a good plan to glaze them or use a weather-proof clay. This is a great inexpensive revamp idea! Love it 🙂

  • great idea!! is paper clay the same as airdrying clay?? I guess that would work as well!! thanks for posting!!Ps! love thecolours!!

  • What is paper clay and how is it different than other types of craft clay?

    Thanks,

    Amber

  • What a great project to turn boring pots into something cute. Definitely giving this a shot

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  • This would be such a fun project for a garden-themed birthday party! Thanks for sharing! They look lovely! 🙂

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  • What a clever idea! Great project for anyone!

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  • The paint pen lid makes such an awesome pattern on these! Thanks for the idea, I want to make some cute planters for when we move and this gives me another idea to try!

  • These are really cute. Do you know if this material would survive the outdoors?
    Thanks

  • This is crazy! This is seriously the project idea I was about to start on my blog! I have so many succulents to bring inside!
    Leah Faye
    A Clover a Bee

  • love these! would do it with larger ones for my front porch! thanks for sharing another fantastic diy! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • That looks wonderful!!!
    We just moved and really want to get into planting some of our own food.
    Hope you had a great weekend:
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    Love from Europe,
    Bambi

  • How cool!! I LOVE the look of these!

    Love,
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  • I love your blog!! I painted a terra cotta pot with acrylic paint and the paint bubbled and turned brown over time due to the porous nature of terra cotta (water seeping through). Have you had this problem?

    Love you two!

  • Love this. Crazy how everyday objects can create such cool patterns.

    This reminds me of a project I did a few weeks ago using Sculpey on a mini flower pot
    http://thecraftartykid.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/mini-flower-pot-makeover.html

  • Love that turquoise colour!

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  • WOW! So creative and beautiful! I absolutely love the idea! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  • Thats so adorable! This is a great DIY to keep in mind. Thanks!!

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  • How fun! This goes right on my DIY-Christmas-Gift-List. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • I love this idea – I would never have thought of decorating a plain terracotta plant pot in this way. Lovely choice of colours as well, I might make one and fill with flowers for my mum’s birthday – thanks for the tutorial!

  • This is such a lovely idea! I definitely need to add some more greenery to my home.

  • i am speechless, gosh it is such a simple idea but it looks like a million dollar to me…I love you guys and your blog!Daily I look forward to new posts , with my heart racing cauz I know I’ll be gobsmacked!

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  • Awww these are so cute! i love how the flowery one was created with the end of a pen! so clever

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