If there’s something we love just as much as plants, it’s our own unique pots to house those plants! For today, we’re sharing this super quick and super easy craft project where you can easily DIY your own mini plant pots using terracotta powder, plaster of Paris, or both!
What you’ll need:
- Terracotta Powder
- Plaster of Paris
- Room Temperature Water
- Hexagon Vase Mold
- Paper Cups
- Digital Scale
For Plain Terracotta or Plaster of Paris Pots
- Add 100g of Plaster of Paris/Terracotta Powder to 50g of Room Temperature Water.
*Note: If you’re casting something larger, you can increase the measurements. What’s crucial is that the ratio must remain 2 parts powder to 1 part water.
- Gently mix the the powder with the water until it is smooth. Stirring vigorously will introduce air bubbles.
*Note: To colour plaster of paris, add charcoal powder (just a pinch) or acrylic paint (4 drops for each 100g) and mix until the color is uniform. Be careful not to add too much or it will compromise the stability and hardening ability!
- Pour into the Hexagon Vase Mold and gently tape the mold against a surface to release any trapped air bubbles.
- Set aside to harden and cool. It’s best to leave it for a day to ensure complete hardening before unmolding.
- It’s now ready for you to pot your plants!
*Note: As both Teraccota and Plaster of Paris are porous, water will seep out of the pots after you’ve watered your plants.
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