DIY Terracotta vases

Trash to Terracotta

I saw this on a friends page and thought… I need to do this. My dinning room needs some fun terra-cotta pots for the new look in there!! Pretty cheap as well!! It gives great color and texture to any space. 

Here is how I did it:

What you’ll need:

  • Saver’s or Good Will glasses, vases, pots, old ones from around the house
  • White Primer 
  • Baking Soda
  • Paint samples from Home Depot. Here are some color ideas: vanilla mocha, almond latte, orange flambo, nairobi dusk 
  • Brushes
  • Plastic cup + stirring method 

Step 1: PRIME

Prime the shit out of all your glasses. Mine were all different textures so what is best is to prime them so the paint will stick easier. 

2 coats! A few hours in between. 

I let mine sit in the sun outside (in dry Arizona) so it went fast. If you live in humidity you might want to wait a few more hours or even over night. 

I flipped them and primed upside down as well. 


I did about a 1/2 cup (poured into plastic cup ) mixed with 2-3 Tablespoons of baking soda. This is what causes the textured look on outside of vases! Don’t miss this step. Mix it all up. 

Step 3: PAINT

Paint with brushes onto vases. A good thick layer. I ended up doing two coats on all vases just to be sure!! The second round I added more baking soda so I got more of a textured look. 

Step 4: DRY

Let them dry overnight before you touch or more them!


Place them around the house with fun grass coming out or just them by its self on a shelf looks great!

xoxo- Han

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Hannah Rose

Hannah Rose

I’m a small-town Ohio girl who chased the sun to Arizona. (When they told me that the sun comes out almost everyday, I was SOLD.) I have a deep love of the ocean, good food, and people.

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