DIY Mossy Pots

Now that we’re officially in the throes of winter, I find myself craving nature’s greenery. I have to admit, in the summer I sometimes have nightmares that it’s snowing outside and I wake in a panic! I’m definitely a warm weather kinda girl and try to find comfort during these frosty days by adding natural elements to my home whenever possible. Today I’m happy to share these DIY Mossy Pots with you that are so easy to make and look cute, too!

DIY Mossy Pots at Town and Country LivingYou can decorate these a variety of ways. I added little twig spheres to mine. Here’s how you make them …

 

How to Make Mossy PotsStart with inexpensive clay pots for under $1 each.

 

How to Whitewash Clay PotsWhitewash the clay pots with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint or similar. Immediately wipe the pots with a damp rag, working quickly. Remove as much or as little of the paint as you want. The clay soaks up the paint and it dries quickly so you need to work fast.

 

DIY Mossy Pots by Town and Country LivingOnce the paint dries inside and out, stuff ย the pots with crumpled book pages. You can use anything as filler for the pots, really.

 

How to Make Mossy Pots by Town and Country LivingAdd a layer of moss on the top of the pots. You can find a variety of moss at your local craft store.

 

Twig Spheres on Mossy Pots To finish your DIY Mossy Pots, add a twig sphere or other decorative element.

 

DIY Mossy PotsIf desired you can embellish the pots with ribbon, twine, or whatever else happens to suit your fancy.

 

How to Make Decorative Mossy PotsThe first of my DIY Mossy Pots wears a torn book page strip with a little twine bow.

 

DIY Mossy Pots by Town and Country LivingThis DIY Mossy Pot also has twine wrapped around it, but has an old button to finish it off.

 

How to make a decorative mossy potThis little pot simply wears a piece of crocheted lace.

 

DIY Mossy Pots by Town and Country Living

 

How to make mossy pots at Town and Country LivingI love these little DIY Mossy Pots and they didn’t take much time or money to make.

 

Trio of Mossy Pots at Town and Country LivingHope you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial! I’ve got a whole list of other DIY projects that I plan to share with you in 2014 so be sure to follow me via email, on Facebook or Pinterest, or subscribe to my feed!

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  1. These pots are perfect for winter decor. Just enough green. Love the button embellishment.

  2. What a perfect addition to my ‘winter’ mantel! now if I can only get the motivation to clean up all this Christmas! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Ashley

  3. Jennifer,
    Very cute.
    Kris

  4. Jennifer these are so cute. I am a cold weather girl for sure. Don’t love snow but love the cold.

    Cynthia

  5. Darling!

  6. Jennifer, I hope you had a wonderful Holiday! These pots are just adorable, and I have just the spot for such a collection after I remove the Holiday decor~

    Thanks for sharing!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!!
    Huggs, Nancy

  7. LOVE these, jennifer!!

  8. Jennifer you could sell these ๐Ÿ˜€ They are just so sweet, and your instructions on how to make them is great ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the cold weather – you wouldn’t think so; I live in tropical Queensland ๐Ÿ˜‰ 35 degrees celcius on Christmas day!

  9. These are fantastic! So very pretty!

  10. I love them!!

  11. So pretty and so easy too!
    xx
    Anne

  12. These are so cute! Thanks for the inspiration – guess I know what I’ll be doing later today. lol

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