How to Age Clay Flower Pots with Soap
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to age your clay flower pots then this post is for you. When I discovered this technique I couldn’t wait to give it a try. I was really quick and easy and I loved the results. I have painted many flower pots in the past using paints some plastic using a sponging technique some with a dry brush technique. I had a couple that I wanted to change up and share this new to me technique on how to age clay flower pots with soap with you all.
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- Terra Cotta Clay Flower Pots
- Paint Brush
- White Chalk Paint FOLKART Home Decor Chalk, 16 oz, White Adirondack
- Bar soap
- Sanding Sponge block Sanding Sponge, Fine/Medium,
- Pottery Sealer Design Master Pottery Sealer
These clay pots were already white washed, I left them as they were and started rubbing the bar soap in random places that I wanted it to look aged
Apply a coat of chalk paint
lightly sanded and spray with Pottery Sealer
How to Age Clay Flower Pots with Soap with a Patina Finish
The smaller clay pot was also dry brushed with white and Seaside Villa chalk paint that was leftover from the previous dry brush technique I did. I wanted the new finish on this one to have a patina look, so I took the bar soap and rubbed in on all the green area’s as well as other areas where I wanted it to look aged and repeated the same steps as above.
Once all my pieces were dry they were arranged in the Firewood Storage Bin that was
repurposed from a metal terrarium.
Before I start arranging my pieces ….
Spanish Moss Wreath
I quickly made a natural Spanish moss wreath to place down into the terrarium as a back drop for the spring arrangement.
- Wreath form
- Spanish Moss
- Glue Gun
take small amounts of Spanish moss
place on wreath,
glue in place with glue gun
Now that the wreath was done, I was time to but it all together…the fun part!
How to Decorate a Metal Terrarium with Aged Clay Pots for Spring
- Supplies used
Note: I used real tulips if you wish to use artificial I found these that look as close to real as you can get Mini Tulip Real Touch Tulip Artificial Flowers
- Aged Clay pots filled with Spanish moss
- Rusted Garden Tools inside Aged Pot
- Spanish Moss Wreath
- Soup terrine filled with tulips
place the wreath in the back of the terrarium
fill aged clay pots with Spanish moss
fill the larger one with garden tools
stack clay flower pots
Place potted tulips in soup terrine now here is the tricky part carefully pull your tulips through the opening of the lid.
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