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May 1, 2014

DIY project: Mossy pots

By: Sara Cation

DIY project: Mossy pots Author: Style At Home

DIY Projects
May 1, 2014

DIY project: Mossy pots

By: Sara Cation

It's amazing how a little patina on your garden accessories can transport you straight to Tuscany, where everything is more beautiful because of its old age. Pretty patterns with a rustic charm are not only perfect for creating a casual-chic vignette but also for gifting.
diy-rusticpots-materials.jpgMaterials

  • Terracotta pot
  • Textured spray paint
  • Low-grit sandpaper
  • Natural sponge
  • Tester pot of moss green paint
  • Tester pot of turquoise coloured paint
  • Plate

 

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Instructions

1 Spray the entire gardening pot inside and out with textured spray paint; let dry.

2 To give the illusion of weathering, lightly sand the surface in patches.

3 Using a sponge, dab on the green paint in a random pattern. Rinse the sponge.

4 Repeat step 3 using the turquoise paint.

5 Pour a bit of green and turquoise paint onto a plate, and mix to create a brown colour. Repeat step 3.

6 Continue layering the three colours until you have achieved the desired mossy look.

7 Repeat with different sizes of pots as desired; there are enough materials to paint dozens and fill your greenhouse and garden!

Tip: Layering colours helps create that naturally mossed look.

 

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DIY project: Mossy pots