Terracotta pots for flowers and plants are an excellent choice. They are made of natural material, and they are cheap in price, especially compared to other options. An extra-large terracotta planter is far less expensive than a ceramic or even plastic containers of the same size. They do not have to be plain and unattractive. It is possible to decorate terracotta pots with small polished stones for a unique indoor or outdoor display.
Try these fun and easy ways to decorate terracotta pots with stones, and help make these natural planters more eye-catching and impressive while saving money in the process. They can be used to decorate the interior or exterior of a home, park, or even a business. They also make fantastic gifts, and they can be sold for profit at flea markets, craft shows, and garden centers. Give this easy method a try, and turn ordinary terracotta pots into something exclusive.
Follow product label instructions and warnings before using adhesive to help decorate terracotta flowerpots. Make sure the work area is sufficiently ventilated, and protect the work surface before beginning. Also, stone-covered terracotta flower pots are quite heavy. Use extreme caution when lifting and moving the planters to avoid breakage and injury.
Decorate Terracotta Pots with Stones and Sand
Decorate the exterior of plain terracotta pots with sand and small stones for a creative new look. Select smooth river rocks used for landscaping and natural or colored sand. Colored sand can be found in craft stores, and play sand is good enough for this project.
Begin by coating the exterior of clean, dry terracotta planters with spray-on adhesive. Decorate the outer surface with a light base coating of sand. This will create a natural background for the stones. Allow the adhesive a few minutes to dry.
Attach the stones to the pots with thick high-quality waterproof adhesive. Gorilla brand glue is an excellent choice when using somewhat heavy items to decorate planters. Turn the pots upside down, and attach the stones to the terracotta one row at a time. If the bond is not instant, it will be necessary to cover each row of stones with masking tape to hold them in place while the glue dries. After the stones are attached to the terracotta pots and the glue is completely dry, carefully remove the masking tape.
To keep the sand in place and enhance the natural colors of the stones, spray the exterior of the terracotta pots with clear indoor/outdoor acrylic. It will give the stones a shiny wet appearance, and the finished pots for indoor or outdoor flowers and plants will be naturally beautiful and highly unique. The stones and sand will decorate the plain pots beautifully, and they will make a one-of-a-kind display.