Terra Cotta Basket
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Terra Cotta Basket

A little Patio Paint can turn an ordinary clay pot into a beautiful container that looks like a basket.
Designed by Donna Bush, DecoArt Design Team
Craft Time: 30 minutes
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Material List

  • DecoArt® Patio Paint™: Pinecone Brown, Antique Mum, Wrought Iron Black
  • 9-inch Terra Cotta Standard Pot
  • Sponge Brush
  • 1-inch Flat Brush
  • #4 Round Brush
  • Fan Brush
  • Water Container
  • Palette or Plastic Plate
  • Paper Towels

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Use sponge brush to paint pot inside and out with Antique Mum.

Step: 2

Dampen flat brush in water. Press on paper towel to remove excess moisture but make sure brush is slightly damp. Pick up Pine Cone Brown on one side of brush. Brush back and forth on palette a few times. Pull brush from top to bottom of pot to form a soft line. Repeat around pot.

Step: 3

Use technique in step 2 to make a curved line on pot rim.

Step: 4

Use round brush and Wrought Iron Black to paint brad next to curved line.

Step: 5

Dip tips of fan brush in Pine Cone Brown. Dab on paper towel to remove excess paint. Drag paint from top to bottom of pot. Repeat around pot then rim.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Allow paint to dry between steps.