Welcome Baby Terracotta Pots
These little pots are a wonderful baby shower favor or a nice homemade gift for expectant mothers.
What You Will Need:
- terracotta pot
- matching terracotta saucer
- acrylic paint
- Clearcote hi-shine glaze
- baby charms
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
Make sure terracota pots are clean and dirt/dust free.
Paint the entire pot and saucer with white acrylic paint. It may take several coats to cover completely.
You do not need to paint the inside of the pot except for an inch or two if desired, or just to the rim.
Paint rim area of pot in your desired color, pink, blue, yellow, etc.
Paint rim of saucer to match. You can also paint the inside of the saucer in the accent color.
Allow to dry for several hours. When fully dry, in a well ventilated area, spray the outer areas of pot and saucer with the clearcote hi-shine.
Allow to dry for at least two hours, apply a second coat, then apply 2 coats to inside of saucer and any painted areas remaining on the pot.
Allow the entire project to dry for 12 to 24 hours then begin arranging baby charms on your pot until you find a pattern that you like.
Using a hot glue gun, apply dollops of hot glue to the pot in the areas you would like to have your charms. apply each charm to a dollop of the glue. Use extreme care as the glue is very hot.
Allow project to dry for several hours, and apply one more coat of the clearcote hi-shine glaze to the pot and charms. This helps to seal your project and adds an extra layer of protection.
If any charms fall off, just re-apply with a little hot glue.
This is a great gift for a new mom…it can be filled with a small plant, stuffed with a stuffed animal, or baby items – there are lots of creative possibilities.
I also like to use baby theme buttons for this, if they have a back that sticks out, just snip it off with a pair of wire cutters (be careful though these are sharp).