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Terra Cotta Storage Containers

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Difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 2 hours


Terra Cotta storage bins

Whether its toys for the kids or pets or small tools for the garden, keeping a tidy landscape can seem like a never-ending task.

These easy to make terra cotta storage containers keep all of your outdoor essentials neatly stored and exactly where you need them. A container can even double as an ice bucket for parties when needed.

DIY Terra Cotta Storage CONTAINERs


Terra cotta storage

Step 1: Decide need and location

  • Look around your yard and decide what you need storage for. From a poolside ice bin to a convenient tool box, the possibilities are endless.
  • The location can inspire the décor for the pot – customize each depending upon its purpose.


Terra cotta storage

Step 2: Decorate your pot

  • Choose a latex paint to accent the surrounding décor. You can also use chalky paint, available in many colors, to label the contents.
  • If you plan on doing stripes or simple shapes you can use painters tape to outline borders. For more precise artwork, use stencils.


Terra cotta storage

Step 3: Paint pot

  • Once you have the painters tape or stencils in place, apply two coats of paint. Allow to dry.
  • If the pot will be placed in an area where it will get wet, use a waterproof sealant to protect your artwork.


Terra cotta storage

Step 4: Attach handles

  • Lay cabinet handles on opposite sides of the terra cotta saucer, measuring the distance from the edges to ensure they are even. Mark those spots.
  • Apply a liberal amount of super adhesive glue according to the package instructions to the saucer at the designated locations.
  • Press the handles into the glue. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Tip: For a lighter option, use plastic planters.


Terra cotta storage supplies


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