How to Mod podge on terracotta pots

 I have to tell you all I have never been much into crafting.

mod podge spring terra cotta pots

DIY terra cotta Spring Pots


Now let me say….I love MOD PODGE! it was such a fun and easy project.  I already had the terra cotta pots, all else I needed was my herbs.  Ran over to Walmart and picked up three herbs I thought we would like….here is my finished little project.  I thought these would be cute for Mother’s day gifts, teacher gifts or just a nice to have you as a friend gift.  Even party favors with name tags…the possibilities are endless I will be making more this week.

First, things first.  I like using the Matte finish.
Supplies, scissors, paint brush, magazine clippings.
Any terra cot pot will do
I used colorful inspiration pics for a pop.
I also found inspiration quotes I liked.
Nothing like using fresh herbs when you cook.
I even made the cutest little tags using mini craft clothes pins, and then I made my own labels
All the magazines came from my dear friend Elke who sadly had to move back to Germany.
This picture was taken the night before my friends where moving back to Germany.  Elke had been crying for a solid Month straight, it was very emotional. I miss you Elke and family!~XXX000
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  1. Nikki@KreativeKnack says

    I ♥ those pots! I need to make myself some…they are so pretty! and those labels are too cute :)

  2. Cathy says

    You have gone Mod Podge whacky…I love it! The pots are darling…I love how you have an idea and just do it! I tend to stew on thing so long that I forget what I was doing in the first place…pitiful;)!

    The chalkboard behind your sink is wonderful…apple green is my favorite color…my family room sofa is even that color…LOVE IT!

    Great projects!

  3. Nikki says

    Those are fantastically cool. I've been wanting to grow some herbs in my house and that is such a fun way to do it! I really might have to try something like that. Thank you for the inspiration!!

  4. Viki says

    Wow, you did a really good job. I once bought a book on how to modge podge but haven't done it yet LOL. I better look for it.

  5. Aging Mommy says

    Love the pots. Sorry you miss your friend so – you'll just have to make a trip to Germany!

  6. Pam @ diy Design Fanatic says

    Debbie, your pots are so you! They look great! Congratulations – you are now a true crafter!

  7. eileeninmd says

    Love the modge podge pots. Great post. I hope you and your friend will be able to get together again.

  8. Lavender Cottage says

    I haven't done Mod Podge crafts for years but had a great time when I used to do it.
    Your pots turned out very nice. Thanks for sharing about your friend.

  9. Terri says

    Those pots look like something from a high end gift shop. I love love love them! Hope you don't mind me copying your idea…..

  10. kim says

    Deb, those look so cute. I think I see modge podge in my future!! I haven't ever used it either. Those look really good.

  11. Lori says

    It is so sad when a good friend moves away. Just not fair.

    Now modge podge queen. Paint and podge what will she do next! If you like monograms you can use it on those cocktail napkins with your initial and the paper part fades away and just leave the monogram.

    Just thinkin'

  12. Queenmothermamaw says

    I have fallen in love with Modge Podge too. I have known how to do it for a long time, but due to blogging have found so many new ideas. Love your pots. I have done gourds and place mats with quilt pieces. Great mosaic. Blessings

  13. Snap says

    Wonderful post. For someone who doesn't think she is crafty, you did a marvelous job and had fun, too, I think! I love the pots and the little tags are great! Well done!

  14. Wendy says

    Love Mod Podge! Your pots are so cute! You did an awesome job and I would call you very crafty!

  15. debi9kids says

    Hi! I saw you signed up for the Tuesday Blog Party. Are you donating one of these lovely pots?

  16. Meri says

    So cute! Don't think I'll try making any, but yours are adorable. Doesn't it just break your heart when a dear, dear friend moves away?

  17. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti says

    Debbie this is such a cute idea! As you said they would make lovely gifts for many occasions.

    Elke is going to be excited to see you were thinking about her on your blog ..that was such a sweet photo of you both. Do you keep in touch online?

    Happy Mosaic Monday!

    ♥ Pat

  18. mrs. c says

    I just bought glossy and matte mod podge at Hobby Lobby on Saturday. I am getting the fever too! Love your idea, it is useful and cute. I bet your friend reads your blog and feels like she back at your kitchen table chatting!

  19. Thoughtfully blended hearts says

    Those pots look professional…what a great idea…thanks for the inspiration, I've never used the Mod podge either and I think I'll try it!!!!

  20. xinex says

    I understand how you feel about your friends moving away, Debbie. My friend is also moving to Alaska and it's been making me sad. Your pots are so pretty. Good job! and great idea to put herbs on them. Love all your labels too….Christine

  21. helenabelle says

    I like how you transfomed the flower pots…you did a great job. I like the words on the top of the one and I love how you used clothespins as a stake and holder for the tags, very cute!
    Thanks for sharing~
    The Tattered Tassel

  22. Jemsmom says

    Those are too cute!! I bought some modge podge to make coasters for the grandparents from Jemma, but didn't get around to it. Maybe we should start making them now and break open the bottle! Too cute! I know you miss your friend. You should plan a trip to see her. Germany is wonderful!!!

  23. Jemsmom says

    I just had to re-follow you! I wasn't on your follower list! How crazy is that? I think I was one of your first followers! Oh well, I am back in the game with the cool kids! Speaking of that… have you ever read the book Nineteen Minutes? Just thinking of your high schooler and what these kids go through whether they are popular or not. I think we are going to move to a deserted island when Jemma becomes a teen!

  24. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    Your pots are soooo CUTE! My daughters use this stuff all the time…maybe I will give it a try!


  25. Sailing Simply says

    Aww Debbie! Makes me want to cry too! Those are the sweetest little pots. I have a big container of Modge Podge just waiting for more ideas to use with it! Thanks!!! Oh, and I really love your cute little herb signs they are adorable! Your so creative!

  26. Gardening in a Sandbox says

    Love the pots. I have a jar of poggy downstairs. I can see a project coming on. Thanks for sharing. Valerie

  27. Becky K. says

    Awww…so special. I'll bet Elke will be just thrilled that you took time and made such a meaningful project and post from her magazines.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  28. Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation says

    Two of my closest friends are from Germany and I've found them to be some of the kindest and most hospitable people on the planet. I hope the happy memories outweigh the sadness caused by the miles between you.

  29. Anonymous says

    Hey Debbie those are just to cute and what a perfect spot for them too!! Great Job, Martina

  30. Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} says

    What a fun project, it looks amazing! I don't really find much time for crafts either, but this one looks easy and so pretty! I will have to try it sometime for sure. How emotional about your friend – I can definitely relate as I am about to leave some of the best friends ever here in Rome for the summer. Hopefully you and your friends can visit often!

    Happy Monday to you!

  31. Bird says

    WOW! Them pots are special, huh?!

    I love it! I have recently discovered Modge Podge, 'cause here in France we can get it, so I use decoupage glue. Thanks for sharing and thank you for linking up to my Party Link Party! :)

    Hope to see you on Sunday for the Show Off!

    Thanks again,

    Oh, and there's a GIVEAWAY going on tomorrow worth $53! Don't miss it! :)

  32. Liz says

    Mod Podge, huh? Well, now you have me intrigued. I will have to run out and get some of that stuff and give it a try. Your pots are just lovely. I love how the wording turned out…what a cute idea!

    Another item I REALLY like is that chalkboard by your sink, great idea!

    You are so pretty and I'm sorry your good friend had to move. ((Hugs)) ~Liz

    P.S. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog….you're the best! =)

  33. Mumsy says

    Oh Debbie, you've got my mind running with Modge Podge! The kids will love this project. Thanks for the idea..

  34. Always Nesting says

    For not being crafty, you sure figured out how to be a great crafter! I love those herb pots. They are adorable.

  35. Begoluna says

    Dear MoDge,

    WOW! I love them all!! They look sooo cute! And they are in the perfect spot. Very decorative and useful! And unique!

    I would like to Mojgd Podj (OK, I cannot spell it, and I cannot even pronounce it!) 😀 those wooden letters they sell at craft stores.

    You're sooo talented!! :-)

  36. Sumi says

    Love the pots and they seem t be absolutely YOU from whatever little I could make out by reading your blog.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.You helped me get over the Monday morning blues.:-)

  37. Victoria says

    I Mod Podged some flower photo's onto a little table back in the
    90's but haven't done anything since then. You have inspired me tho! Your little pots are just adorable!!!

  38. Menopausal New Mom says

    Your fresh herbs look adorable!!! Would definitely inspire me to cook!

    And I can't wait to see our cute button on one of your green posts :)

  39. linda says

    oh my Debbie i love them they are the cuteist thing i ever saw i want to try this and mabey find bird pics from birdes and blooms mag.You should take them to birds of a feather gift shop i bet they would love to put them in their store .well now iam off looking around the house for all my terra cotta pots:)

  40. Lara Harris says

    Forgot to mention I am having an art giveaway as a part of the Cottage Charm Month-Long Giveaway Extravaganza! Be sure to stop on by!:)

  41. carissa @ lowercase letters says

    your modging is fantastic!!! i love it! i need to plant something just so i can modge up some pots! : )

  42. Leslie, the Home Maker says

    The pots are adorable, MoDge!
    But what is even more sweet, is the love you have for your friend, Elke.
    It is amazing that her husband shows up just as you are thinking of her.
    Coincidence? I think not.
    Friendships are the Modge Podge of life- they hold us all together- HEY, I just made that up- that's pretty good *wink.
    Blessings to you as you make your home!

  43. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove says

    Oh, very cute. I have ben a big Modge podge fan since I was kid! Love the stuff!

  44. The DIY Show Off says

    How cute! I think they're awesome! Love the pots and the labels are such a nice touch! :) Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade!


  45. joeandbridge says

    Hi there! Your pots are great! I'm participating in the Tuesday Blog Party too and I thought I'd go follow all the blogs of everyone participating! Feel free to swing by mine :) Have a great week!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  46. Annie says

    For a gal who self-described "sucks" at the crafting arts, you sure have done a great job here. I would say that you and Modge-Podge are a modge – errr – match made in heaven.

  47. Stephanie Lynn says

    These turn out super cute! I think your very crafty! Love the printss you used. Fabulous job! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again Sunday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  48. Ruth H. says

    Ah, what a sweet story! I clicked on your linky immediately when I saw the word "German", because I love Germany! We lived in Munich for a year and traveled all over…I want to go back! Anyway, the herb pots are delightful. What a great idea!

  49. Velvet Over Steel says

    Those are Awesome! I think "I" could even make them, and that's something! LOL Thank you for sharing & what a great & true friend you are Debbie!!! I wish I lived near you!! :-)

  50. Charlotte's Color Specialist says

    That Mod Podge stuff is great. I've used it for years!! Love your projects Deb!

  51. HollyC says

    Welcome to the Mod Podge world! You're going to do great here! LOL!! Your pots are wonderful and I love the herb signs. I've got to try some of these pots…maybe for my Mom for Mother's day!!

  52. Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape says

    they came out really cute, you're a pro! I love the pictures you used. I love Modge Podge too. Your friends sounds like she's pretty awesome.


    Hi Debbie, The herb pots came out beautiful. I can't believe that anything you would attempt to do would not come out fabulous! For someone who didn't think you are very crafty, you did an awesome job.
    Love, love, love it!

  54. Feeling Just Right says

    Awww- the picture with your friend is beautiful! Good friends are such a treasure, aren't they?

    Love your pots. One thought that came to my mind- you surely don't want to wet them when you water the herbs. Love the world saving part!

  55. Tammy says

    What a wonderful idea…..I love pots so that would really spruce up the boring ones. Thanks for sharing.
    Hopped over from the bragfest.

  56. Holly says

    You are not crafty…HA! Spray paint and ModPodge..what else do you need to know. Did you see all the varieties of ModPodge…I have a collection.

  57. Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk says

    Those pots turned out great! I love the story too — you were on the same wave length and didn't even know it! Well done and thank you for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest, Debbie (I mean, "Mod"ge)

  58. AM from White House, Black Shutters says

    looooove them! I actually tried Mod Podge for the first time last night and with clay pots, but mine didn't turn out nearly as cute as yours!

    New follower, glad I found you :)
    -Ann Marie

  59. Shell says

    Love those posts! I am intrigued by Mod Podge myself and have never tried it~ hmmm…you may have just inspired some crafting!


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