Terracotta, whose name comes from the Italian term for "baked earth," is a clay-based earthenware that's perfect for potted plants -- and crafting! The porous clay is ideal for working with various media; all it takes is creativity to decorate them to reflect personal attitude and style.
Robin, from All Things Heart and Home, has all kinds of fabulous ideas for crafting with terracotta. It her mission to "set the stage for what matters most... that our friends and family feel welcomed and loved." What gift would make someone feel more welcomed and loved than a beautiful personalized pot filled with favorite flowers?
To do this DIY, you will need a terracotta pot that has been aged (or painted a soft white), Mod Podge, and a printout of the graphic that you want to use. Make sure that the graphic is printed in mirror image, so that the transfer isn't backward!
To transfer the image, paint the printed side of the graphic with Mod Podge, then stick it into place. After it dries, remove the paper with small amounts of water and gentle rubbing.
Visit All Things Heart and Home to see exactly how it's done, including advice about graphics and how to age your terracotta pot to get the best effect!
Terracotta does break, so handle it with care, but don't despair if the worst happens -- from whimsical fairy gardens to practical garden markers and plant protectors, there many different ways to upcycle broken pots!
Share this pretty DIY, then tell us what you've done with your terracotta pots!