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Terra-Cotta Pots for Pansies

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Introduction

Stain pots in colors that complement their contents. Terra-cotta is very porous, so it's important to use materials that won't harm the plants, like the all-natural powered pigments shown.

Make more Pansy projects:
Pressed Pansy Coasters
Pressed Panssy Cards
Pansy and Viola Wreath

Materials

  • Terra-cotta pots
  • All-natural powdered pigments
  • Matte medium
  • Foam brush
  • Clamp-on hanger
  • Nail or screw

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Mix pigment with matte medium (a paint extender available at craft and art-supply stores) to desired shade -- we combined shades of blue, purple, and white -- and add a little water to thin the paint as necessary, making it easier to work with. It's a good idea to mix a small amount first to find your perfect color, then increase the proportions for a bigger batch.

  2. Step 2

    Use a foam brush to coat the outside of the terra-cotta pots (one coat will do), then let dry overnight. The pigments are strong and will stain your clothes, so mix and apply them carefully. 

  3. Step 3

    To hang a pot, just clip a clamp-on hanger onto the lip, and suspend it from a nail or screw on the wall.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, Volume 58 May 1998

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