The purpose – where I start – is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it’s reuse. – Issey Miyake
Perfect quote for the perfect project!
It all happened on a snow day. Yet another, our boys missed school because of SNOW in the South. Don’t even get me started. This month is almost over.
It sure looked pretty though.
HOLLA if you can hear me:)
Today, I am sharing a recycled magazine mod podge terracotta pot project.
Creating your own French Country terracotta pot for your kitchen home decor.
Back a few weeks ago, I was honored to be featured in Woman’s World magazine for my drop cloth rooster pillow project.
I of course bought a few extra copies and will frame one and give some to family.
The idea hit me to make a cute French terracotta pot from the page I was featured on. The page was all about French Country style and of course I loved it all.
The Terracotta pots came from the DOLLAR tree, so essentially this project cost be around $2.00 bucks to make.
You can use any magazine clippings you like to achieve the same.
When I do a mod podge project I always apply the mod podge in sections with a foam brush.
Then I adhere the magazine clippings and smooth them out with my fingers. I also add a little mod podge to the back of the paper. I would like to mention that mod podge on terracotta dries quickly. But no big deal, just apply more as needed.
I love mod podge on my hands. Don’t ask me why. I think perhaps I like peeling off the dried glue. It feels like a hand peel.
The mini pot I simply painted with Chalky paint and stenciled.
You know how much I love to do that. In fact, I just did my first video showing you how to paint on glass with chalky paint. I was so nervous, that I didn’t even finish the video. But with that said, the finished result was my Chalky painted stenciled mason jar I shared last week. I share the link to the video down below.
I think I found a pack of these stencils at Walmart. They come in a big pack and all different designs, scrolls, flowers, shapes, etc.
The stencil was the perfect size for this mini terracotta pot.
I think they both turned out pretty adorbs!
I added Fresh Lavender to my pot. You can add a plant or herbs just the same.
And there is the clipping from my feature.
I have been playing around as to where to put my Terra Cotta pots.
Because that’s what a girl does on a Snowy day in South Carolina with the kids home from school:)
Which btw, it hardly snowed and they called this a State of Emergency.
You may notice the trim on the large pot has some chalky paint dustings on it. I just took my brush and lightly painted over it, then sanded it a bit to get a little weathered worn look. And soooo not perfect. That’s the beauty of it, it doesn’t need to be!
And that is the purpose,where I start is the idea of use.
If you are looking for more garden ideas using Terra Cotta pots you may enjoy: How to age and distress a Terracotta pot
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Those are adorable! You always do such pretty work!
Thank you Rondell..that was so sweet of you to say. XO
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I love your video. You did a great job. Also, congrats on the magazine feature, that is totally awesome.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Fun and creative! I’m inspired! Congratulations on your feature, Debbie!
Gail @Purple Hues and Me
You do have the best ideas, Debbie! They seem spontaneous with great results! Watched your wonderful 1st video and am really impressed! No surprises here! You sound exactly like you write and I love it! Although you didn’t come back in thirty minutes, ha! . . . I’m sure this is the first of many creative vlogs!
I know, I chickened out Gail..totally chickened out. I thought this must be so terrible, how can I finish lol! I will try again, I promise!:)
I am so proud of you! You deserve all the recognition in the world for sharing your crafting know-how! I want some fresh herbs soooo bad. I love how you planted some in those little pots. <3
I loved your first video Debbie…you need your own program on TV!! That container filled with lavender is so pretty!
I love the colors my favorites are the herb pots love them I want to do some now all I hope you saved a framed magazine article for me I can’t find my article that Angela got me love you
What a great idea, Debbie, and such a wonderful way to preserve your magazine feature! That is just awesome, and I am so happy for you.
I had to laugh about the snow day and state emergency. We don’t get snow here, but rain, now that brings out the big guns warning everyone that the roads will be slippery, don’t drive through flooded washes…..oh, you would be surprised how many idiots do that! So many the state enacted an “Idiot Ticket” if you drove around barricades and had to be rescued. I think AZ is making some good money on that one! But anyway, be safe in all that snow….lol!
Thank you for visiting my blog post, Debbie. Always fun to hear from you. Now I’m off to watch you on YouTube!