We all have a tonne of old pots that are still in good condition but are in need of a little spruce up. Today I’m sharing How To Update Farmhouse Garden Pots Using Decor Moulds. This technique would work for plastic pots and also ceramic or terracotta pots.
How To Update Farmhouse Garden Pots Using Decor Moulds
I have had these pots for about 10 years and they are still in really good nick. They haven’t got any cracks in them and just need a little bit of a fresh look. We have also wanted to add some pots outside my studio to welcome our lovely customers when they come for a workshop or pick up some paint.
- Some old garden pots. These ones that I am using are made from cement but plastic or terracotta pots would also do the trick.
- IOD Decor Mould – Classic Elements
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Ultra Grip
- Paint Brush – Cling On! F30
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Raw Silk
- Corn Starch
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- Painters Tape
- Old brushes
- Sweet Pickins Milk Paint – Clear Oil Wax
- Sweet Pickins Milk Paint – Grit
- IOD Air Dry Clay
- Wood Glue
- A wooden craft stick
- Old rags
Step 1 – Add some TSP to some warm water and mix. Clean down your pots. Let them completely dry.
Step 2 – Give the pots one coat of Ultra Grip. Let completely dry. Ultra Grip goes on milky and drys clear.
It’s mould making time!
Step 5 – Break off small bits of clay and push into your mould. Then using your spatula scrape off the excess clay and you get a nice smooth surface.
Step 6 – Bending the mould gently remove the mould. Repeat until you have enough moulds to cover your pots.
Step 6 – Apply some wood glue to the back of your moulds making sure that you get the glue right to the edges of the mould. Use the wooden craft stick to smear the glue to the edges. Pop your mould on your pot where you would like them and then using painters tape, tape them into place. This will stop them from sliding down your pot. Let dry for 20 minutes.
Step 7 – Give the entire pots including the mould another coat of Raw Silk. Let completely dry. Using an old brush, cover the entire pot with clear oil wax. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Step 8 – Pop some grit out onto a paper plate. Using a dry old brush, brush on the grit and let sit for 10 minutes.
Step 9 – Then using an old rag wipe away the excess clear oil wax and blend in the grit.
Step 10 – Let cure for 24 to 48 hours.
Add your soil and some pretty flowers and you’re all done!
I recommend only using a watering can when watering to avoid over saturation of your plants and also sealing the inside of your pot, to help protect your moulds and paint.