Easy Peasy Glass & Terra Cotta Upcycle

Terra Cotta and Glass

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Easy Peasy Glass & Terra Cotta Upcycle

Another week, another craft project. This week’s project is similar to one I shared with you a while back. It is an Easy Peasy Glass & Terra Cotta Upcycle project. This time I used old candle jars and a terra cotta flowerpot and instead of embellishing with twine and/or baubles, I highlighted the rims of each piece with a different color (gold) acrylic paint. I hope you like them. You can find a couple of my other craft projects here and here.

Terra Cotta and Glass
What you will need:

Empty jars

Terra Cotta Flower Pot

Craft Paint (I used Chalk Paint)

Gold Acrylic Paint (or your color of choice)

Napkin (I have several sources for napkins)

Decoupage Glue (I used Mod Podge Matte)

Sponge Brushes

Rubbing Alcohol

Clean rag or paper towel

Matte Varnish

Terra Cotta and Glass

Terra Cotta & Glass

Glass & Terr Cotta


Begin the process by painting the pieces white (in this case I used white but the color is your choice)

Apply decoupage glue from the center of the napkin moving toward the edges (apply enough to secure the pic without saturating)

Allow to dry thoroughly

Apply a thin coat of decoupage glue

Allow to dry thoroughly (around 30 minutes)

Once dry, apply a second coat of decoupage glue

Allow to dry thoroughly

Using your finger, apply a thin coat of the gold acrylic paint around the rim of each piece. Allow to dry thoroughly. Apply a second coat if necessary.

Apply a thin coat of matte varnish

Allow to dry thoroughly (may take up to 3 hours)

Apply a second coat of matte varnish

Terra Cotta and Glass

You can use these in many different ways including in bathrooms, in the kitchen to hold utensils, on makeup tables to hold makeup brushes or just as decoration. They also make great gifts. How about filling one with candy as a gift for a child or filled with nuts or healthy snacks for an adult? Or filled with craft supplies for your favorite crafter or goodies to welcome a new employee to your department at work or highlighters, bible tabs, a nice pen and sticky tabs for a friend who likes to read their devotional or Bible. There are so many uses for these containers. I am sure you have some great ideas too. Share them below in the comment section. 

Glass and Terra Cotta

I have made the project even easier for you by providing links to where you can purchase all of the supplies. You can shop below.

Terra Cotta and Glass Glass & Terra Cotta


Paint Brushes

Liquid Varnish

Rubbing Alcohol


Napkins  (these are just a suggestion, there are many to choose from)

Napkins (another choice)

Terra Cotta Flowerpots
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If you are interested in purchasing, the finished items from this project, you can find them in my craft boutique tomorrow. 

Also, if you would like to see a video tutorial, let me know in the comments and I will put one together for you. I hope you have enjoyed this little upcycle project. it just goes to show that almost anything can be upcycled or recycled. Do you agree?

Glass and Terra Cotta


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About Clearissa Coward

I am a lifestyle blogger with an emphasis on organization and redesign. I am professional and personal organization consultant with a flare for design on a dime. There are times however, when I delve into the realm of love, life, family, friendships, feelings, fantasy and the reality of life. My website is a conglomerate which includes, Divinely Organized - Professional & Personal Organization & Redesign, Customized Virtual Business Solutions (CVBS) - a full service virtual assistant business, and Clearissa's Avon Boutique - a 24/7 shop till you drop skin care/glam site where the focus is on looking and feeling good. I also often metamorphosis into My Soulful Life where feelings and not facts are at the forefront. Although there are several tendrils to my business, they are all centered around living an uncluttered, successful and feel good life. I am blogging about my passions. Join me on my journey.


Easy Peasy Glass & Terra Cotta Upcycle — 8 Comments

  1. This is such an awesome DIY project. Looks fun and the result is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I’m always telling people there are many uses for products.

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