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Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath-Easy DIY

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

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.

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.

splash a few strokes of black paint on 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.

Randomly paint with white chalk paint for a faux aged look.

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.

use twine to tie the pots to the wreath

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.

Place pots randomly around the wreath

After all the pots are secure, hang your wreath to make sure it looks balanced and that all the pots are securely tied.

Tie terra cotta pots to grapevine wreath

Add Flowers and Greenery

Finally, you are ready to start adding some color.

Begin by securing styrofoam into random pots with hot glue.

Use small styrofoam balls in pots

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.

Hot Glue Pansies in terra cotta pots to make spring wreath.  Spring Wreath Door

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.

Easy Spring wreath ideas made with small terra cotta clay pots for outdoor use.

You might also like to see this version from my friend Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate. She uses succulents in her Spring wreath ideas.

Pansies in faux aged terra cotta pots added to Spring Outdoor Wreath
Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath with pansy's  Farmhouse Style Spring Decor.

The perfect spot for this wreath will be on my DIY Greenhouse. Although it was a cold day, I had to snap a photo.

Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath on Greenhouse - Outdoor Spring Wreath

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial – Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath Ideas.

Easy DIY Spring wreath ideas with terra cotta pots for outdoor Spring decorations

Fall Version

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.

Fall Tin Can Wreath Tutorial - rusted tin cans with fall foliage for an outdoor fall wreath

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and thanks for stopping by! I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Maria Ward

Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

I love love love this wreath!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I've got to give this a try;)

Rachel

Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

Maria, I hope you do. It's really an easy DIY>

Lazy Susan

Monday 21st of March 2022

Making this for my mom!!! Very unique and easy instructions, ty!

Rachel

Monday 21st of March 2022

Oh, I'm so glad you like this project.

From the Front Porch –

Friday 18th of March 2022

[…] you seen Rachel’s Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath yet? I swear, I have no idea how she comes up with these things but I’m so thankful she […]

Rachel

Saturday 19th of March 2022

Thanks so much for sharing.

Robyn

Thursday 10th of March 2022

I love this wreath....I definitely need one for my Shed....may be my next project! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Rachel

Thursday 10th of March 2022

Robyn, Thanks so much for stopping by.

Renae

Tuesday 8th of March 2022

This is amazing! I’m definitely going to make one. I love it. Hugs to you

Rachel

Tuesday 8th of March 2022

Renae, I'm so glad you like this. Thanks for stopping by.