How to Make Hand-Stamped Terra-Cotta Herb Planters

Spruce up any window sill or add a little rustic flair to your porch with these upcycled farmhouse flower pots.

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A little painting and stamping is all it takes to make these rustic herb planters.

Materials Needed

  • terra-cotta pots
  • gray acrylic paint
  • chalk paint
  • sponge brush
  • black ink pad
  • alphabet stamps

Paint Pots

Cover terra-cotta pots with a gray acrylic paint. Be sure to cover the entire outside as well as the first couple of inches within. Once dry, add a layer of white chalk paint. Next, add a second layer of chalk paint with a messy, textured finish. Let dry for 24 hours. 

Distress Pots

To achieve the rustic look, use sand paper to work through the layers of chalk paint, revealing the dark gray paint beneath. Distress as much or as little as you desire until you achieve the look you want.

Stamp Herb Names

Dust off your pot, and use the alphabet stamps to label your pot according to the herb or plant that you will be adding.

Plant & Style

To finish off your rustic herb pots, simply add some tasty herbs like rosemary, basil or thyme. Place in a sunny window or covered porch for stylish, yet functional blooms all year long!

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