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How To turn a $7 plastic container into a French Clay Pot!

It’s MAGIC ( picture me using a mystically dramatic voice there ). That is actually not true. It’s not magic, in fact anyone can do it and it’s soooo EASY that you can knock this project out in an afternoon. What a great Mother’s Day gift you guys! Check out the video and then scroll down for the promised paint recipes!!

WE TURNED THIS:

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INTO THIS:

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Here are the ratios of paint we used for the following paint brands below. If you have a favorite paint brand, please share your formula for Terra Cotta with us because we love MANY paint brands and want everyone to find what they need in the brands they love!

Annie Sloan:

2 parts Honfleur Brown

2 parts Barcelona Orange

1 part Primer Red

 

Debi’s DIY Paint:

2 parts Summer Crush

2 parts Weathered Wood

1 part Marquee

 

Fusion Mineral Paint:

2 parts Chocolate

2 parts Tuscan Orange

1 part Fort York Red

If you enjoyed this project, you might also like learning about how to DIY a Vintage Flow Blue Pot from a Plain Terra-Cotta. Click here for a step-by-step tutorial.

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous on May 7, 2019 at 4:22 am

    You two are such fun to watch! Giggling

    • IOD Customer Service on May 7, 2019 at 11:31 am

      Hi there, we are happy to hear you enjoy our videos!

      • Jeannee Phillips on June 17, 2019 at 4:44 pm

        I can’t find the queen bee mould anywhere! Help!

        • IOD Customer Service on June 19, 2019 at 9:37 am

          Hi Jeanne! The mould used is actually called Laurel. Our products are only available through approved IOD stockists, so click here to find a brick and mortar store near you or here to see a list of well-stocked online stores. If you still cannot find what you are looking for let us know through our contact form and we can help! Happy creating 🙂

  2. Michele Hayden on May 7, 2019 at 4:25 am

    I loved this, thank you! Do you seal the project at the end?

    Thanks!
    Michele

    • IOD Customer Service on May 15, 2019 at 11:47 am

      Hi Michele! We’re happy to hear you loved this project, find a retailer near you here to get started on your own! 🙂 Sally and Josie did not seal the container at the end because it’s home is in Sally’s kitchen window. If you plan to keep your container outside we recommend sealing it with an appropriate sealer for the container you choose! Happy creating!

  3. Terri Finnegan on May 7, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Loved the video! TY Sistas!

  4. Kristin Fantin on May 7, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Which mold did you use on this pot?

    • IOD Customer Service on May 7, 2019 at 11:24 am

      Hi Kristin! We used our IOD Laurel Decor Mould™, which is only available for purchase through approved IOD stockists! Click here to find a brick and mortar store close to you, or here for a list of well-stocked online stores. Happy creating!

  5. Lorie on May 7, 2019 at 7:06 am

    I have Been trying to find the Queen Bee Mould??
    Can’t find a retailer that has one in stock??

    • IOD Customer Service on May 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

      Hi Lorie! Have you checked our store locator yet to locate a stockist near you? Click here to find a brick and mortar store close to you, or here for a list of well-stocked online stores. If you still do not see our Laurel Decor Mould™, send us a message through our website contact form and we can get you in touch with a stockist who carries it! Happy creating 🙂

  6. Vondayoungkin on May 7, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    To achieve a similar color with uv resistant Fusion Mineral Paint, here is a similar recipe. To waxing required!

    2 parts Chocolate
    2 parts Tuscan Orange
    1 part Fort York Red

    Enjoy!

    ~Vonda @ The Painted Heirloom

  7. Veronica on July 3, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    I love this project! I have tried growing kitchen window herbs in pots and they just do not like it, this will give them way more wiggle room. Thank you ladies! I am a not so new fan of your product lines!💕 I have been ignited with inspiration since using your molds and transfers and stamps…oh my!

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