We’re back with another Monthly DIY Challenge! This month’s theme is Dollar Store crafts. We found these plain terra-cotta pots at Dollar Tree and decided to transform them with a little paint and Mod Podge.
If you’re thinking to yourself “I didn’t know you guys did a Monthly DIY Challenge”…it’s because we’re lame and didn’t participate the last two months. But if you’ve been following us for a while, you might remember some of our past challenges, including our Mason Jar Snowman, and Subway Art Pumpkin.
So for this months theme, we immediately knew what we wanted to make, because it’s something we’ve actually made several times before, and we’ve even sold a few of them in our booth. Last week we shared our tutorial for transferring graphics with mod podge, and that’s the exact process we use to make these flower pots.
We found terra-cotta pots in several different sizes at our local Dollar Tree. We used Annie Sloan chalk paint in “Old White” to give them a quick, very light coat of paint.
We printed this graphic from The Graphics Fairy website, and sized it down to 70% on our computer before printing.
We used Mod Podge to transfer the graphic. For more detailed instructions, see our tutorial on how to transfer graphics with Mod Podge.
We wanted the graphic to look pretty worn, so we intentionally scrubbed some of it off the pot.
We use these pots for all types of things, even to hold paint brushes in our craft room, but for this one we added a cute boxwood topiary.
Want to see what our friends came up with for their Dollar Store Challenge? Check out the links below and just click on the pictures to read the full tutorial for each project.
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Looking for more? You may also enjoy our Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Tips.