Project Guide

How to Make a Terra Cotta Christmas Tree

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Age of Pots
Age of Pots

First, give the pots an aged look with a simple solution of baking powder (not baking soda) and water. In a small bowl, mix together a couple tablespoons of baking powder and enough water to make a slurry, just a bit looser than a paste.


Use a foam craft brush to paint this mixture onto the pots using a horizontal motion. A damp paper towel helps clean up any mistakes. The rims got a verdant stripe of Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in New Life


Here’s a tip to keep the nesting pots from sticking — use a self-sticking felt pad, just one or two on the inside rim of the smaller pot will do the trick. 

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Embellish the Tree
Embellish the Tree

Finish your terra cotta tree with garlands and a tree topper. We painted a star furniture embellishment gold and attached it to a dowel to serve as the tree topper.

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Add Sparkle to the Tree
Add Sparkle to the Tree

A glittery star tree topper ornament works, too. Decorate the tree with garlands and seasonal decorations.