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DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas for Mother’s Day (or any day!)

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A collection of DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas that are perfect for Mother’s Day gift giving. Learn how easy it is to turn an ordinary terra cotta pot into something special – just in time for Mother’s Day!

Actually, it doesn’t have to be Mother’s Day to let your creative juices flow and DIY terra cotta pots. My favorite way to use terra cotta pots are to paint them. You can read all about how to properly paint and prepare terra cotta pots here.

Truth be told, I am constantly buying terra cotta pots and painting them or using Mod Podge to decorate them. When I’m not painting terra cotta pots, I’m probably aging galvanized metal pails and turning them in to flower pots.

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DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas for Mother’s Day or Any Day!

Most moms (this mom included) love flowers and plants. The nice thing about them is that it doesn’t matter where you live, there’s a plant that’s suitable for all habitats. Plus, some of these DIY terra cotta pot ideas, aren’t intended for housing plants at all!

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Supplies List

By the way, I thought it might be a good idea to start sharing my sources or where you can purchase the supplies you need to complete the various projects I share with you here on The Birch Cottage.

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Transferring Images onto Terra Cotta

When we made trays for Christmas gifts this past year, I downloaded some fantastic French inspired images from The Graphics Fairy for use on my daughter-in-law’s tray. It turned out beautifully. The Graphics Fairy is a great resource for all sorts of printable vintage images.

DIY Terra Cotta Tray and Burlap Coasters

I love burlap, as evidenced by all the burlap projects I share, like my Easy Sew Burlap Placemats, or my DIY Fall Burlap Wreath, or my Fall Burlap Give Thanks Pillow Cover Tutorial or my DIY Burlap Valentine’s Day Treat Bags or my DIY Fall Burlap Floral Centerpiece (I think you get the idea) and when I saw that Robin had incorporated burlap in this project, I just had to share it with you.

Decoupaged Terra Cotta Trays

I don’t know who to credit for these Terra Cotta trays, but I thought they were beautiful nonetheless and the perfect addition to my DIY Terra Cotta Pots Ideas for Mother’s Day (even if the image is a little fuzzy). You could apply what you learn from the decoupage pots to the trays and come up with some amazingly beautiful trays. I can even think of many different uses for these little gems: a place to lay your keys, rings, jewelry, paperclips, candy… the list goes on!


DIY Planter with Photos

These DIY Planter with Photos Terra Cotta pots are from Mod Podge Rocks. You simply take your selected photos and decoupage them to the pot. These would make great personalized planters for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Christmas or anytime and not to mention a nice homemade touch!

DIY Garden Planter Bird Bath

This last DIY Terra Cotta project that I wanted to share with is this DIY Garden Planter Bird Bath from Home Stories A to Z and, believe it or not, it doesn’t use decoupage. Instead you purchase some pots, spray paint them and essentially stack them on top of one another using a piece of rebar.

A Funny Story

Speaking of rebar, that reminds me of a pretty funny story. When our youngest daughter (aka Sailor Girl) was a little girl, her oldest brother brought home a HandiVac from Target, where he was employed at the time.

Well, our son was showing his baby sister how well the HandiVac worked and how you could even suction your face with it. Apparently our little girl thought that was a great idea and tried to suction her forehead.

Later that day, I pick her up from school and as we’re riding in the car, I notice she has a circle shaped bruise on her forehead. When I asked her about it, she immediately turned her head away from me and started staring out the side window of the car and insisting that nothing was on her head and I should just stop asking her about it.

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Boy, did she pick the wrong mom to try to pull that one on! The more she insisted it was nothing, the more I had to know what happened.

I told her that in my mind it looked like she was just walking down the street, saw a piece of rebar sticking out of the ground and decided to bang her head against it. Can you just picture that?!

That was years and years ago, but to this very moment, I find it absolutely hilarious. Tummy aching funny!

Well, she finally confessed and told me she actually got the HandiVac stuck to her head and while trying to pull it off, only made the suction tighter. Big brother to the rescue!  Too funny, I tell ya. And a little incident in life I just can’t ever let her forget!

Alright, back to our DIY Terra Cotta pot ideas….

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DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas

Learn how easy it is to turn an ordinary terra cotta pot into something special for Mother’s Day or any day!

DIY Terra Cotta Pots for Any Day!

I just love all these different DIY Terra Cotta Pots Ideas for Mother’s Day, don’t you? What have you done with Terra Cotta pots? If you have another idea, I’d love to hear about it.

I’m not sure which of these is my favorite. I just love the shabby chic look of all of the pots in the DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas for Mother’s Day collection, don’t you?

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More Ideas

If you liked this collection of 6 DIY terra cotta pot ideas that just so happen to be perfect for Mother’s Day (or anytime) gift giving, you might also like these ideas from The Birch Cottage:

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How to Paint Terra Cotta Pots

And you’ll find more terra cotta pot ideas here:

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