You guys, I finally got to finish this project I’ve been dying to complete for almost a year! This DIY terracotta wall planter is super cute, simple and totally farmhouse: three requirements that make for a favorite DIY project.
I found these metal wall-mounted hoops at goodwill probably eight months ago when I had the idea to use them as plant holders. I assume that’s what they were intended for in the first place. The coolest part is one of them had a Pottery Barn sticker on the back, so you know I got a deal when I only paid $2 a piece.
The reason it took me so long to start this project is because it was sooo hard to find pots that fit nicely in the hoops. Any standard sized terra-cotta pots either fell right through or were too big and hardly balanced inside. Probably four or five separate times I bought pots thinking they’d fit, but each time I’d get home and something wasn’t right. I probably should have just measured the hoops, but that would have been too easy.
If you’re lucky enough to find similar hoops, then this project only takes a few other items.
- Wall-mounted hoops
- 6″ diameter pots
- White chalk paint
- Faux greenery
- 10″ board cut to desired length (Mine was cut to 18″)
- 1″ screws
- Mossy green and light brown chalk paint (optional)
Although the naked terracotta pots were pretty, the orange color kinda clashed with all my other decor. I gave them a quick dry-brush coat of white chalk paint to distress them a bit. I went pretty heavy with the white so that hardly any of the original color showed through.
I couldn’t forget the bottom and top few inches of the inside!
I could have stopped there, but I wanted to give the pots a little further distressing with a mossy green and light brown color. I just used the same rough bristled brush and dabbed just a little bit of paint along the bottom half.
Lastly I gave the pots little wear and tear with a coarse-grit sandpaper along the top and bottom ridges.
Once the pots were done I screwed the hoops into a board cut to 18″. I’m so lucky that the previous owner of our house left a bunch of old wood in the detached garage that I can pick through for projects like this. I decided not to stain it or anything because I liked how beat up it looked.
I’ve still got to decide where to hang this, but I’m pretty sure this will end up in our bedroom. We’re repainting as I post this, so hanging will have to wait.