Spring is right around the corner, or at that's what I tell myself. I've been planning my spring garden and flowers and thought you may be doing the same? If you're looking to add some vintage charm and dimension to your yard and/or garden you may consider aging clay pots. It's Work-it-Wednesday and HDV is aging terra cotta pots.
- Take a walk and collect mosses from around your yard and neighborhood. Note: Pay close attention to shady, damp and cool areas where moss is more likely to grow
- Finely chop the moss up and allow the moss bits to dry for a couple of days
- 1 cup flour
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 packages active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1-1 1/2 cups dried, crumbled moss
When the mixture is good and smelly, brush it generously on the outsides of your clay pots. Then wrap the pots in plastic wrap and put them in the full sun.
In two weeks the pots will start to grow mold, and by eight weeks the pots will be nice and furry with moss, and looking very antique and old.
For those of you not willing to invest 8 weeks into creating aged terra-cotta, check out the already aged terra-cotta pots from Enhabitan
Vintage Terra-Cotta Pots $5.00
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