Plaster of Paris Pots

Remember in my last post I said I wanted to make my own aged pots. Well, today I'm sharing how I made those pots. I'm so happy with how they turned out, and they were super quick and super easy to make. 
All you will need is a bag of Plaster of Paris, water to mix and a terracotta pot. 
I used an icecream container to mix my plaster to a smooth paste consistency.
Then you simply use your fingers to spread the mixture over your pot. It doesn't have to be even, in fact the less even the better it looks. 
I also coated a large portion of the inside of the pot so that I could put a smaller plant inside.

Then I left it in the sun for an hour or so to dry. It was drying as I was applying the plaster so I'm guessing you don't need to leave it this long, but I wanted to be sure.
Then I got a 120 grit sandpaper and ran it over my pot to smooth some of the plaster and to get rid of any loose bits. 
And then I did another pot to match.

I am in love with the results. I could have used some green and brown paints to age the pots but I really liked the colour they turned out.
They are whiter where I sanded them and a slighter creamier colour in the unsanded areas. 
It's a minimal contrast, but I love it anyway.  I'm thinking you could add a tint to the plaster mix as well to change up the colour a bit if you wanted.
I could have also applied a clear coat of spray paint to seal and protect them, but I didn't want to alter the colour and I knew they were only for using inside with fax plants so the plaster won't get wet or damaged.

 I may experiment with some paint ageing in the future, but for now I can't wait to make some more in different sizes.
And a big thanks to my little helpers. Yep, even your kids can do this one.

Shared at:


  1. That's a wonderful look and style! I just may have to try this project out ~ pinning.

  2. Great idea! I love the finish. Will pin this to try!

  3. What a great idea! I am definitely going to pin this and try it later! Thank you for sharing with Charming Homes and Gardens Link Party!


Post a Comment

I'd love to hear from you. Please leave a comment.