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Milk Paint Terra-Cotta Pots




  • Sieve
  • Milk paint powder
  • Water
  • Craft stick
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Terra-cotta pot
  • Cotton rope
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Sanding pad
  • Clear matte finishing spray (optional)


  1. Step 1

    With a sieve, sift 1/2 cup of milk paint powder into 1/2 cup of water while stirring with a craft stick until all powder is incorporated.

  2. Step 2

    Using a foam brush, apply milk paint to terra-cotta pot using vertical strokes. Let dry completely.

  3. Step 3

    Braid cotton rope as desired and with hot glue, attach to pot just below rim.

  4. Step 4

    Once hot glue has cooled, apply a second coat of milk paint to pot, being sure to completely saturate braided rope with paint.

  5. Step 5

    Once paint is dry, use a fine-grit sanding pad to sand pot until smooth.

  6. Step 6

    To weatherproof for outdoor use, seal pot with clear matte finishing spray.

  7. Step 7

    Plant pot as desired.

The Martha Stewart Show, March 2011



Reviews (3)

  • ccmayers 25 May, 2011

    Love the little mushrooms in the pots. Is that a craft project or were they already made??

  • Trish2023 29 Apr, 2011

    What is the name of the plant that you potted in these pots?

  • hypertufa 29 Mar, 2011

    Your video is pixulated. I don't know what causes that, but it is very annoying to watch.