This past weekend, my mother in-law hosted a bridal shower for our cousin Justine. My mother-in-law is truly the ‘hostess with the mostess’—her gatherings are always impeccable!
The theme of the bridal shower is vintage garden—think burlap, rustic, and natural. Each guest will receive a potted herb for her favor—which is where crafting comes into play!
Here’s the method we used to get a faux aged look for our terracotta pots.
What you need:
Terracotta Pots and bases- ours were 4 inches
Rustoleum American Accents Stone Spray Paint
Green craft paint- in a hue of your choice
Sandpaper—we used the ones that look like a block/sponge
Newspaper/dropcloth for your spraying surface
Lay out your pots in an arrangement that is conducive to spraying. We had over 40 pots and bases!
Spray your heart out. The stone spray paint was really cool—very textured and it adhered to the pot quite well. Don’t cover every inch—remember in the end you want it to look like it has aged naturally.
Just a light spray will do. Let dry completely.
Using your foam brush, apply green paint on top of the spray paint. Again, do this sparingly. Don’t make it look perfect!
Stretch out those hand muscles a bit, because you’ll need them for the sanding! Sand each pot until the surface is smooth. We found that using a circular motion helped to blend the green and white a bit better. For a more distressed look, press a bit harder on the sandpaper so the clay pot itself shows through more.
So far so good! Look for the finished product with potted herbs in the Bridal Shower post.