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Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath-Easy DIY

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.

Today I’m sharing how to make a Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath using new pots that are aged using a simple technique. This is an easy DIY step by step tutorial.

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Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath – 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 9 packages. I used 17 of the small pots so I estimated pretty close to the correct amount. The medium size came two to a package and I used 12 pots or 6 packages. The number you will need to complete the project will depend on the size of your grapevine wreath.

Aging the Terra Cotta Pots

In order to age the terra cotta pots, you only need white and black paint. I used chalk paint because it leaves a mat finish which appears more naturally aged.

Begin with the black paint and just 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 and 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 don’t want to do anything that involved for this project. That tutorial is more suited for your larger pots.


Create a Spring Wreath

Next, you will begin to attach the terra cotta pots to the grapevine wreath.

First, cut lengths of the jute string approx. 3 ft. long. This allows you plenty of string to work with.

Run the jute sting through the hole in the bottom of the pots. I choose to add two of the small pots to one length of jute string in some areas.


Begin adding the terra cotta pots to wreath

Next, you will want to attached 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 place the pots facing inward and outward randomly around the wreath. You can see how closely each pot is place 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 to 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 don’t want a long 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
Use Your Creative Eye to Finish the Wreath

Finally, hang your wreath again and see how it looks to you. I try to make sure it looks balanced and that any excess jute strings have been cut away. Add more spanish moss or flowers to any area that looks bare or exposed.

Easy Spring wreath

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

Pansies in faux aged terra cotta pots
Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath with pansy's

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

Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath on Greenshouse

I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial – Terra Cotta Pot Spring Wreath.

Fall Version

I loved this wreath so much all summer long and wanted a replacement for the Fall. Here is the tutorial for DIY Fall Wreath with Rusted Tin Cans.

Fall Tin Can Wreath Tutorial

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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DIY Terra Cotta Wreath for Spring

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.