Use Mod Podge and acrylic paint to create a unique DIY planter with a faux ceramic glaze. It looks like beautiful, hand painted ceramic when done!
Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, this is a pretty simple project. You can practice the technique on a piece of paper before trying it on the pot if you like.
Hello, it’s Rachel of Lines Across here to bring you this super easy DIY planter tutorial. I just love getting cute succulents and have quite a collection. I’ve even been working on propagating a bunch of leaves and it is going surprisingly well but very slowly.
Well ever since I saw these beads by the very talented Fran of Fall for DIY, I’ve been wanting to try something similar. Fran used glaze and acrylic paint to create a faux ceramic look, but I wanted to try the same general idea with Mod Podge.
This pot decoration is a perfect craft for teens or adults! Any plant lover will enjoy making this pot and then planting their favorite greenery in it. It makes a perfect decoration; learn how to make it below.
Faux Ceramic Glazed Pots
What you need:
- A terra cotta pot – from Dollar Tree
- White acrylic paint
- Watercolor paint (acrylic would work too)
- Mod Podge Gloss
- A medium sized paint brush
What you do:
Start by prepping your terra cotta pot. I painted mine with two coats of white acrylic paint and gave it plenty of time to dry.
Pour Mod Podge into a bowl next to your watercolor paint. I used some paint straight out of the tube without adding any water and it worked beautifully.
You could also play around with different techniques to get slightly different looks for your faux ceramic glaze.
If you want to create an ombre look like I did, start by painting the pot with clear Mod Podge, and then slowly start mixing some watercolor in as you paint. I also wanted to create a brushy look.
Keep adding more watercolor to the Mod Podge and keep painting horizontal brushstrokes across the pot. Add some dark strokes at the bottom.
Especially if you used a lot of watercolor paint near the bottom, I would recommend adding another clear coat of Mod Podge after the first one has fully dried.
I’m so pleased with how the faux ceramic glaze on this planter turned out. I only made one for now, but I’m definitely planning on making a few more as well.
The pictures don’t quite capture the pretty glossiness of the faux ceramic glaze that makes them look like beautiful hand painted ceramic art.
If you enjoyed this terra cotta project, I’d love for you to check out these other ideas: