We had an idea to add whimsical faces to our terracotta pots…but it ended up being a lot hard then we thought.
We tried polymer and terracotta clay but they wouldn’t stick to the pot!
After some help from some Instagram friends, we came across instant paper mache and it finally worked!
Here’s a bit about our process. We followed the directions on the instant paper mache packaging and then started to get creative! We molded our facial features to the pots, set them to dry and hoped for the best! We were expecting the dried paper mache to be delicate but it’s really hard and durable and it stuck to the pots perfectly!
We gave them a good coat of white spray paint and for some added texture, we sprayed then with stone textured spray paint.
After trying this project over and over with other materials, we’re super happy with how great they turned out!
We didn’t make these weather proof, so we keep ours inside on our bookshelf and think they’re the perfect addition to our apartment!
This was also one of the projects we made on HGTV Handmade! Take a look!
What fun! I just love having unusual items in my home. Your pots are terrific.
these are too freakin cute! I love the faces you can make with these! talk about adding personality to your garden.
These are just too cute. I’m definitely pinning this one. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Aw, thank you, Donna! xoxo
These are spectacular and loads of fun! Thanks so much for sharing
OMG! Adorable. I love it!
What a fun idea! Those faces are adorable! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! Pinning.
Yay! Thank you!
Omg, these are hilarious. I love them! Pinned, and thanks for sharing!
Hi!!! LOOOOOVE!!! But I do have a question. Are the plants in smaller pots you have placed into your face pots? And the faces are pretty durable? I plan on doing these as gifts. Thank you.