DIY White Washed Terra Cotta Pots

Crafts | February 26, 2020


I have been wanting to try my hand at white washing terra cotta pots and having some leftover white paint from a recent painting project, was a perfect time! This DIY is so easy and affordable. I love how the white wash created an aged and textured look that is inline with farmhouse style. Your blooms will look lovely in them this spring!


DIY White Washed Terra Cotta Pots

I have always loved the look of white washed terra cotta pots and wanted to give this DIY a go! What better time than spring to try this out, when adding blooms both inside and outside are in full swing. I am happy to say that this was one of the easiest DIYs I have done, and they turn out beautifully! Plus, at the end of this post, several of my blogger friends are sharing their spring DIYs and crafts too. I know you will find lovely inspiration from these! Let’s go!



  1. Terra Cotta Pots

  2. White Paint

  3. Paint Brush

  4. Cup (paint cup or any plastic cup)

  5. Paper Towels


The supplies are ones that you may already have on hand! I had recently painted my middle daughter’s room with Sherwin Williams Extra White and had some leftover. So, the only thing I was missing was the terra cotta pots which I found at JOANN. With the coupon, I think I paid under $8 for 5 pots! Grab your white paint and pour it into a cup (I had this paint cup on hand). Less is more with this project! Then you are going to want to water it down; while I do not have an exact ratio, aim for a consistency that is not watery but definitely not thick!


The easiest way to paint these pots, is to place your hand inside of them and grab your brush! Start painting around the entire pot, starting from the top to the bottom of the pot. Tip: stay moving in the same direction with your paint brush strokes. You will then immediately wipe off the paint also in the same direction (left to right or up and down) with your paper towels. Wipe until your liking, but it does dry fast once you start wiping.


Once you’ve finished the outside of the pot, you will want to paint the upper rim of the inside of the pots. This will allow the “look” to be continued on if your plants do not completely fill in the top of the pot. I went about 1/3 of the way down on all my pots and just painted then wiped with a paper towel again.


And, you are done! White washing all five of these pots took under 20 minutes. It truly is an easy and affordable springtime DIY! Looking to add the perfect scent to your white washed terra cotta pot spring vignette? This lavender vanilla candle is my favorite for spring. Head here to check it out!


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Today I’m joined by some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their Spring DIY or Craft projects with you! Be sure to see what they are sharing by clinking the links below the images.

DIY Printed Seasonal Pillows at The Happy Housie
Spring Bulb Arrangment at Modern Glam
Wood Burned Cutting Board at Cassie Bustamante
DIY Antiqued Vase Effect at Craftberry Bush

Macrame Jar Cover at Place of My Taste
DIY Bird’s Nest at Finding Silver Pennies
DIY Painted Wooden Bowls at Zevy Joy
White Washed Terra Cotta Pots at She Gave it a Go

Hand Stamped Napkins at Paint Me Pink
Spring Letter Board Bunny at Life is a Party
DIY Pantry Labels at Home Made Lovely
DIY Pot Painting with Texture at Hallstrom Home

Anthropologie Inspired Basket Planters with Legs at Tatertots and Jello
Simple Hanging Egg Tree at Sincerely, Marie Designs
DIY Dollar Tree Macrame Vase at The DIY Mommy
Dollar Store DIY Line Art Floral Panel at Lemon Thistle
DIY Paint Dipped Vases at Southern State of Mind

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  1. Ashley Stringfellow Luengo says:

    I love the patina this brings to the pots! I think I;m going to try this for the pots on my front porch!

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