How To Make a Copper Planter from a Clay Pot
A simple DIY project that will turn an inexpensive clay or terracotta pot into a beautiful copper planter that's perfect for succulents, both faux and real.
How-To Give a Clay Pot the Look of a Copper Planter
It's the time of year where my mind starts going toward spring and summer and gardening but since it's not possible to start any gardening where I live just yet, I'm turning my attention toward adding some plants (or at least faux ones for now) to my home decor.
It appears that the look of copper decor is still trending and rather than run out and buy a bunch of copper accessories, I wanted to get the look of an upscale copper planter with a simple clay pot and copper paint and share it with you so that you can do the same thing easily and inexpensively.
To add some dimension to this particular copper planter, I used rubber bands to create a flowing pattern with a beautiful peacock blue peeking out. I love the play of the blue against the copper. Do you?
One clay (terracotta) pot and saucer
Package of rubber bands
Paintbrush or sponge brush
Metallic paint in copper and peacock pearl - I used DecoArt Metallic paints
Faux succulent or live plant - your choice!
Paint one coat of the copper paint on the clay saucer.
Paint one coat of the metallic peacock pearl paint on the clay pot, outside only. When dry, proceed to next step.
Place rubber bands on pot crisscrossing and place as desired.
Paint one coat of copper paint over the peacock pearl and rubber bands. Allow to dry and then repeat.
Once totally dry, remove rubber bands.
I found that rather than pull the rubber bands off of the pot, it was best to pull each rubber band up slightly and cut with sharp scissors.
If using this for a faux plant, add plant foam to the pot, add plant and top off with Spanish moss.
If using for a live plant, add dirt and plant.
I hope you enjoyed this quick DIY as part of the Craft Lightning series! Click the photo below to see more 15 Minute or Less Clay Pot Crafts.
Copper is the best! Thanks for joining!
Thanks for letting me participate in the hop! It's always a pleasure. 🙂
Okay, that is stinkin' adorable, and downright lovely! IT would be pretty to reverse the colors, too! Love those metallic paints! Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering, friend!
Thank you so much, Julie, and I agree, the colors in reverse would be beautiful. Now, you have me thinking!
could a person use copper spray paint and a green/blue or teal spray paint
Hi Linda. I have only done it with the paint that I show in the post but you could give it a try with the spray paint. I looked up a few tutorials and people have had success with that option.
I’ve GOT to do this in accent colors for my guest bedrooms. I do have a question though…do you need to prime clay pots prior to painting or is the specific deco paint going to Prevent soaking into clay? Thank you and beautiful choices in colors. I have one Mardi Gras bedroom this idea will blend in well with.
Hello, I did not prime the clay pot for this project and the paint went on like a dream and it looks the same now as it did when I first made the project. I hope that helps and your Mardi Gras theme sounds wonderful! mb