Today I’m sharing how to make a Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath using a simple technique using new pots that are aged. This is an easy DIY step-by-step tutorial for Spring Wreath Ideas.
I love Aged Terra Cotta Pots, and I recently saw a wreath made using old terra cotta pots in a garden shop at the beach. Although I have a large collection of terra cotta pots, I didn’t have the required amount to make a wreath. So here’s what I did.
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Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath Ideas – Supplies
First let’s gather our supplies.
- Grapevine Wreath – Size will depend on where you plan to use it. My wreath is 24″ in diameter.
- Terra Cotta Pots – Small and Medium-sized
- White Chalk Paint
- Black Chalk Paint
- Jute Twine
- Faux Flowers & Greenery of your choice
- Spanish Moss
- Hot Glue Gun
I found my pots at the Dollar Tree. The smallest size came three to a package, and purchased nine packages. I used 17 small pots, so I estimated close to the correct amount. The medium size came in two to a package, and I used 12 pots or six packages. The number you will need to complete the project will depend on the size of your grapevine wreath.
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How to Age the Terra Cotta Pots
You only need white and black paint to age the terra cotta pots. I used chalk paint because it leaves a mat finish that appears more naturally aged.
Begin with the black paint and randomly swipe the paint onto the pots.
Once the black paint has dried, apply the white paint using slightly more coverage. You still want to see touches of the black paint and terra cotta color coming through the paint.
This process should go very quickly. Chalk Paint dries fast; therefore, you will be ready to begin the next step soon.
Last year I shared How to Age Clay Pots, and although I love that technique, you want to do something other than what is involved for this project. That tutorial is more suited for your larger pots.
How to Make a Spring Wreath
Now that you have your aged pots, you will begin to attach the terra cotta pots to the grapevine wreath.
First, cut lengths of the jute string approx. three ft. long. This allows you plenty of string to work with.
You can just run the jute string through the hole in the bottom of the pots. I choose to add two small pots to one length of jute string in some areas.
Begin adding the terra cotta pots to wreath
Next, you will want to attach the terra cotta pots to the wreath by securing them tightly with the jute sting.
In order to fill the wreath tightly with the pots, I alternated between medium and small pots. In addition, be sure to randomly place the pots facing inward and outward around the wreath. You can see how closely each pot is placed in the photo below.
After all the pots are secure, hang your wreath to make sure it looks balanced and that all the pots are securely tied.
Add Flowers and Greenery
Finally, you are ready to start adding some color.
Begin by securing styrofoam into random pots with hot glue.
Next, add Spanish moss to some pots and cover the styrofoam by applying hot glue. In addition, begin adding flowers and greenery randomly.
Cut the flower stem close to the actual flower bud using wire snips. You want a short stem. Then push the wire stems into the styrofoam or hot glue into the Spanish moss.
Use Your Creative Eye to Finish the Spring Wreath Idea
Finally, hang your wreath again and see how it looks to you. I ensure it seems balanced and that any excess jute strings have been cut away. You can add more Spanish moss or flowers to any bare or exposed area.
You might also like to see this version from my friend Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate. She uses succulents in her Spring wreath ideas.
The perfect spot for this wreath will be on my DIY Greenhouse. Although it was a cold day, I had to snap a photo.
The terra cotta wreath, bistro table and spring flowers create the perfect entertaining area on the Greenhouse porch.
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I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial – Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath Ideas.
I loved this wreath so much all summer and wanted a replacement for the Fall. Here is the tutorial for DIY Fall Wreath with Rusted Tin Cans.
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and thanks for stopping by! I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.