Now that the weather seems to be warming up here, I am in the planting spirit. I found some unique succulents - Living Stones! - and decided the terra cotta pot they would live in was just too plain. In about two days, I created a customized "Gossip Stone" terra cotta pot that I really enjoy.
- Terra cotta pot and saucer
- Fine grained sandpaper
- Acrylic paint
- Sponge brush
- Acrylic sealer
- Optional: stencil and stencil adhesive for design
Step 2: Now you can paint the base coat. I used Ultra Deep Blue. Depending on the color, you may need to add multiple coats of paint. For the shade of blue I used, I ended up using 3 coats of paint. For the inside of the pot, you only have to go down a couple of inches, as the soil will cover the rest of the pot. Allow adequate drying time between coats. If you are impatient like me and waiting for paint to dry is excruciating, now would be a good time to paint the saucer.
For the lip of the pot, I paraphrased a Gossip Stone quote from The Ocarina of Time: The magical stone speaks but its words are secret. It fits in so well!!!!
Step 4: At long last!! We can seal the pot; two coats on the inside and two on the outside. Dido for the saucer. Voila! We have an awesomely unique pot that even Link wouldn't dare pick up and throw!!
Secret Step 5: Because I always get out of control when crafting, I went outside and found a rock that resembled the shape of a Gossip Stone. Using a black artist pen, I drew on the face design. Now my little stone plants can grow in a proper home!