DIY Faux Pottery

Pottery Barn has made everyone envy with their pottery magic, but not everyone can afford their collections, which makes this DIY faux pottery trend that much better! You’ll only need a few supplies to achieve the faux pottery look.

Supplies you’ll need:
  • The item you wish to apply this process too; I’ve applied this process to glass jars, plastic pumpkins, and a cookie jar.
  • Flat spray paint in your color of choice
  • Stone Texture Spray
  • Plastic cups
  • Dirt
  • Water
  • Hand Sander in 320g
  • Matte clear coat spray paint

Prepare to Paint

You’ll want to cover the surface you are working on to ensure that you don’t get paint everywhere.

If your item does not have any texture to it, you will want to first spray your item with the texture spray linked above so that the dirt will adhere to the item later.

Paint It Up

Once the texture spray has dried, you will want to paint your item in the spray paint color of your choice. I recommend flat paint, but as you can see in the photos below, satin works as well.

Apply the Dirt/Mud Mixture

Once the paint has dried, you will take a plastic cup and add dirt to the cup. You will add a bit of water to create a slightly damp mud mixture. Not too dry so that it won’t stick to the item, but not too wet that it is runny.

You will apply this mixture to each item.

Remove the Mud Mixture

In places where you want the color to be more prominent, you will want to remove the mud mixture with a 320g hand sanding block. I’ve found this is the easiest way to remove the mud mixture without removing the paint underneath. If by some chance you do remove the paint underneath, just lightly spray the spot with the original color of spray paint.

DIY Pottery

The great thing about this process is that you can decide how much or how little texture you want to show. Because of the amount of light in the location of where these are going, I knew that texture would need to be more prominent so that you could see it.

Seal to Ensure Longevity

You’ll want to use a clear matte coat of spray paint to ensure the longevity of your DIY faux pottery. Once that is dry, display your Pottery Barn dupe masterpiece.

Since we are always working on new things at the Farmhouse, I like to share these projects’ snippets and other parts of my everyday life craziness on my Instagram account. But if you haven’t yet, make sure to check out our segment on Belts and Boxes, where we were highlighted as this week’s Meet a Maker.

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