Terracotta Glam Up!

Dazzling copper over terracotta?

What an elegant way to glam up such an inexpensive item.


While browsing the fresh produce section of our local supermarket I found myself drawn to these cute terracotta pots.

Well, they are designed to tempt foodies with their contents of delicious dips…


 I was mostly focused on the uniqueness of their shape … “I’m sure there is something I can do with these”, I thought. So, in my shopping basket they went and off I trotted home.

 You can glam up any terracotta pot by following these simple instructions.


Terracotta pot (any shape and size you wish)

Basecoating brush

¼ inch angle shader

DecoArt Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer

DecoArt Dazzling Metallics : Copper

DecoArt Americana Acrylics: Bittersweet Chocolate

DecoArt Metallic Lustre: Orange Flicker

DecoArt Americana DuraClear Varnish – Gloss



1. Apply a coat of Multi-Purpose Sealer using the basecoating brush, and let it dry thoroughly.

2. Basecoat with two to three coats of Copper using the same brush allowing drying time between coats.

3. Paint along the indentions of the pot with a mix of Copper/Bittersweet Chocolate 1:1 using the angle shader then let it dry.

4. Mix Orange Flicker with a little water and brush over the entire pot. Let it dry.

5.Finally apply three coats of gloss varnish.

Ta da!!

Just place this pot anywhere to add an out of the blue pop of “metal versus flora” – a robust, but stylish design feature.


Happy painting,



6 thoughts on “Terracotta Glam Up!

  1. That’s beautiful Effie (I have one of those gorgeous little pots, just by chance). I quite like it the way it is, but yours is just stunning. Thank you for sharing your recipe and method.

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