Brighten your garden with these cute terra cotta dolls and birdbath! They aren’t hard to make but oh-so-fun for kids of ALL ages.
What you’ll need:
2 large 8” terra cotta pots
strong glue or silicone adhesive
acrylic craft paint and clear spray acrylic sealer
paint brush or sponge
plant of your choice
To begin, thoroughly clean pot and allow to dry completely. Set one pot on your working surface, upside down. If using glue, run a line of glue around the top surface of the pot, then set the other pot on top, right side up. Allow to dry. Paint your doll with eyes and clothes as shown in image, then fill top pot with soil and flowers. For a “hair” effect, try using a plant like mint or oregano that will fall over the sides!
Note: Terra cotta will absorb a lot of paint, so keep in mind that it might take several coats of base to start. Allow to dry between coats. When finished and painted pots have dried, spray with 1-2 coats clear acrylic sealer.
Optional bird bath: Place 3 successively sized terra cotta pots on top of one another—upside down—then glue a large terra cotta drip plate to the top. Allow to dry. Paint your bird bath and watch your feather friends flock to your bath!