Terra Cotta Pottery – From Ordinary to Extraordinary
I love this project for several reasons.
One, that it is so fun and two that you can use an everyday ordinary object and turn it into something that is so charming and pretty.
Normally you would use your Terra Cotta pots outside but after you create this vintage cafe look they become something you want to display in your interior home decor.
I just love the look. I think you will also.
In case you missed how to create a Spring Table with the Terra Cotta pots check it out here: 15 Minutes to a Spring Table Vignette
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Here is the list of supplies you will need:
Prep the Pots
These are the mirrored images. Cut out as close to the design as possible.
I reduced the cafe label to fit the pot, I believe I reduced by 50% but you can play around with this.
The label needs to be printed in mirror mode (reversed) so that when applied to the pot it will be correct.
I have included the mirror reduced label below.
I found the cafe label on Graphic Fairy – Free Printables, if you haven’t checked out her site you need to.
Spread Mod Podge on to the area of the pot where you want your label.
Notice the amount of Mod Podge, not to thin but not thick.
This is important. Apply the mod podge to cover the label area only.
Applying the Graphics
Next place your image on the mod podge covered area.
Make sure to put it on straight. Do not slide around once you have it on.
Press down firmly on the entire surface of the label to make sure it will transfer the ink.
Smooth the graphic on the pot and press firmly.
Dry overnight or longer.
Once the pots are completely dry, run water over the surface of the paper.
Completely soak the paper then gently remove from the pot.
If the paper becomes dry re-wet the pot and continue.
Re-wet the paper area as many times as needed to remove all the paper from the pot.
When finished you should have all the paper removed from the pot label. Once you can’t see any remnants of the paper label you know you have it all removed.
Here is the finished look.
This is a great budget friendly project and only takes a couple of hours to complete. Supplies of terra cotta pots, mod podge, sponge/paint brush, white acrylic paint and printable labels.
These make great gifts for your friends and family as well.
Don’t be intimated, give it a shot. I know you will have fun and be surprised at how great they look. You can do it.
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