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Terra cotta planters are popular with gardeners, and with good reason: they’re versatile, sturdy, and provide a great living space for most plants. They can also be a great backdrop for your artistic leanings! Here are some ideas for fun projects to do with your terra cotta planters. terra cotta flower pots

Paint them. Painting your pots can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like. The only thing you absolutely must do is make sure your pots are clean and dry–otherwise the only limit is your imagination! Any acrylic paint will work nicely, though you may want to dilute paint with a little bit of water to make it easier to spread evenly. Consider using stencils or decoupage for more complex designs. This is a great way to get children or grandchildren interested in gardening; give them their own pot to decorate and let them pick out a plant for it, and watch how quickly they become invested!

Make things with them. Who says pots have to just be pots? From tiny pots on the top of a chandelier to several pots stacked into the shape of a lighthouse, there are so many ways to dress up your terra cotta planters.

Put them all together. Several small pots filled with plants inside a large pot make a charming “mini-garden” to add to your porch, entryway, or backyard.

At Autumn Hill Nursery in Woodstock, GA, we love to hear your ideas. Let us know what you’re thinking and we’d be happy to help! Come by our Woodstock location and let’s make your terra cotta planters into a summer project!

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