Coffee Talk Monday…DIY Decorated Terra Cotta Pots!

March 24, 2014


via wedding chicks & Audra Wrisley

For this project you will need
1. terra cotta pots
2. succulents
3.Elmer’s Glue
4. decorative paper
5. acrylic paint
6. gold and copper
7. glazes for leafing
not shown (paint brush and scissors and washi tape)
You can purchase the pots, paint, glue, gold/copper leaf kit and a few extra packs of just the gold/copper leaf at Michael’s, the succulents at Home Depot and the gorgeous fabric-paper at World Market.


Gold Leafing Technique:

Step 1: Began by creating a simple design on her pot using the washi tape.

Step 2: Then prepped the area of the pot  wanted to apply the gold leaf with adhesive from her gold/copper leaf kit. Chose to give her pot a textured, vintage look by not being too specific about painting the area in entirety.

Step 3: Then began applying the gold leaf. Once the main areas of the sheet of gold leaf are adhered to the pot brush off any extra crumbles of gold leaf. Tip : These sheets are extremely delicate and will break, tear or stick to your hands if you’re not careful! I chose to apply these sheets imperfectly for this look, instead of going with a opaque gold effect.

Step 4: Next, cover the gold leafed area of the pot with the sealant from the gold/copper leaf kit, then let it dry.

Step 5: The final step is to remove the tape. Tips: For a more uniform sheen, I would recommend sealing the whole pot after removing the tape.