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Terra cotta cow

Don't you just love decorating your garden with fun and unique crafts? I can never find what I'm looking for at my local gardening stores, and when I do find decor I like it's usually very expensive, so I've decided to make my own!

This Terra Cotta Cow is totally adorable and makes the perfect addition to any garden, patio or porch. All that I've done is purchased some inexpensive clay pots, painted them and glued them together into this super cute cow. You can't find something this nice for this cheap anywhere!


The fun thing about this project is that once you've done it, you can repeat it with different animals! Try making a giraffe, dog or cat clay pot creature for your yard.

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Rubber Band Pot Painting

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Keep scrolling to see how you can make this super cute Terra Cotta Cow for your garden!


Materials:

Instructions:

  1. Paint 4 of your smallest pots and 2 of your largest pots completely white. Let dry.
  2. Paint 2 of your smallest pots completely black. Let dry.
  3. Paint the top rim of 2 small pots and 2 medium pots black. Let dry.
  4. Paint cow spots on 2 small pots (with black rim), 2 medium pots and 2 large pots.
  5. Paint the saucer light pink.
  6. Use a black permanent marker or black paint to draw a nose and mouth on the pink saucer.
  7. Use black and brown paint to draw on your cow's eyes. Make sure to do this on one of the largest pots.
To assemble:
  1. Take one of your largest pots and place it upside down.
  2. Glue the other large pot to the base, about halfway down the side of the pot. This will be the cow's head.
  3. Glue the pink saucer to the bottom of the head.
  4. Glue the two small white pots to the top of the head (your cow's horns).
  5. Glue the two small black pots to the sides of the head (your cow's ears).
  6. Glue the remaining small pots to your cow's body. These will be his legs.
It all sounds much more complicated than it actually is! Once you're finished you have an adorable cow figurine that will make your garden a whimsical wonderland. Do you know someone who loves unique garden ideas? Make sure to share this with them! Watch our video below that shows you step-by-step how to make this cute Terra Cotta Cow.

Rubber Band Pot Painting

There is nothing better better than having fresh flowers either inside and out. I love having greenery around all over the house. Often times between seasons I like to bring plants inside and out depending on the weather.

Having plants inside and out sometimes calls for a little nicer pot when indoors. I like to use pots that can work both inside and out. This however calls for having some half decent looking pots to be able to display indoors without looking to shabby.

I love using terra cotta pots because they are not only very inexpensive, I can also paint them in a million different ways to match my own decor. I use them in varying sizes and often get asked where I got my pots from!


These pots in particular were by far one of the easiest to paint and I think probably one of my favorites. I used 2 colors of spray paint I already had hidden in my garage from left over projects and some cheap rubber bands I had saved from varying vegetables I bought while grocery shopping.

Really easy to make and they cost me all of $15 for all 3 pots with bases. Some pots I've seen in stores are upwards of $40 or more. As much as I love the look of them I've always been a savvy shopper. These DIY pots are fun, quick and easy to make and stays well within my decor budget!

Want some more outdoor DIY ideas? Check out:

To make these pots, paint the terra cotta pot with a the base color (the color that will show up under the bands). Paint the base in the same color as the band as well.

Allow to fully dry.

Wrap thick rubber bands around the pot.

Use as many as you like overlapping where you so choose, depending on the look you would like to achieve.

Paint the second color over the entire pot. Do not paint the base as it will remain the stripe color. Allow the second color to fully dry.

Once dried, remove the rubber bands.

Fill pot with soil and your desired plant.



What You'll Need:

  • 3 terra cotta pots of any size
  • 3 terra cotta bases
  • 2 colors of paint; both spray or acrylic can be used
  • 5-10 thick rubber bands
  • potting soil
  • plants of your choosing

Directions:

  1. Paint the terra cotta pot with a the base color (the color that will show up under the bands). Paint the base in the same color as the band as well.
  2. Allow to fully dry.
  3. Wrap thick rubber bands around the pot. Use as many as you like overlapping where you so choose, depending on the look you would like to achieve.
  4. Paint the second color over the entire pot. Do not paint the base as it will remain the stripe color. Allow the second color to fully dry.
  5. Once dried, remove the rubber bands and fill pot with soil and your desired plant.

Renew your garden by adding a Punch of Color and Make It Lively

Adding color to any space makes it appear full of life and more inviting. If you want to make your outdoor space interesting then one easy way can be to introduce colors. 

Just painting some pots in bright colors will do the job. If you plan to renovate your garden in this coming year, a practical, quick and inexpensive idea is to give a new coat of paint to the pots and planters that you already have. 
If you do not want to spend more money, then it's time to recycle large cans, tires or kitchen ferns to turn them into flashy pots. 

We recommend using acrylic paint on materials such as clay, cement or concrete and oil-based paint on metallic materials or even on tires. The key is that you choose colors that are totally vibrant, bright and eye-catching so that your whole garden comes alive.

There are many ways in which you can add splashes of color to your patio. Some are shown below:





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