How to age Terracotta Pots
Save the yogurt at the bottom of the container from your breakfast to make instant aged clay pots. The last time I did this, I was wearing bellbottoms and had beads hanging from my bedroom door. This is an old idea, and it needs to make a comeback, along with bellbottoms. Don’t you think?
Every new clay pot that walks in our house gets an aged style before ever seeing a plant or herb. I’ve used paint, mud, and lime to age pots. Now I’m trying my leftover breakfast.
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- Terracotta pots
- Paper towel
- Disposable paintbrush
- Leftover plain yogurt, You can use the last amounts of yogurt in the container, as long as you have enough to cover the whole pot.
Instructions to age terracotta pots
- Wet the clay pot with water. Use a paper towel to damp dry, but not completely dry the pot.
- Paint with yogurt. Start brushing on plain yogurt with a disposable paintbrush. Paint in uneven strokes and uneven layers of yogurt.
- Place outside. Then set the yogurt covered pot in a safe place outside to aged. Place in a cool area away from the house. The yummy yogurt may attract ants and all kinds of bugs.
After a couple of days, check your clay pot.
Now you have an aged clay pot with a bit of green crackled appearance. I think yogurt turns green if you leave it outside on anything.
My faux green plants go well in my aged terracotta pots and those decor beads.
Here are a few other aging type posts to take a gander.
If you’re like me and don’t have a green thumb, several of these plants fill our home. They live in aged terracotta pots. 🙂
I hope eating the yogurt doesn’t age me too fast. It should be okay since I rarely paint myself with yogurt.
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