Can you believe I used actual mud to transform this planter?! Actual mud!? Playing in the mud brought me back to my childhood in the best way. You will love this simple and easy DIY! Let me show you how to transform your planters, vases, trays, and decorative bowls by mud painting! To be completely honest, I don’t know if “mud painting” is the correct term but I never claimed to be an expert. No matter the name, this method can help you save money by redoing decor you already have! Shout out to my friend, Nikki for this awesome idea! Check out her Home & DIY Instagram page and give her a follow!
Step 1 of Mud Painting: Paint Planter
Using spray paint, chalk paint, or regular craft paint to cover your planter. I went with this off-white for my base to brighten it up a bit.
Step 2 of Mud Painting: Create Mud
Unless it just rained, dig up some dirt and mix it with water. My mixture was fairly thick to help with texture. I should have taken out the bigger clumps to avoid the paint from chipping off.
Step 3 of Mud Painting: Smear Mud on Planter
Coat the entire planter with your muddy mixture. You could use a brush, but I urge you to channel your inner child and use your hands. Again, if I was to do this again, I would remove the bigger clumps to avoid the paint from chipping as much.
Step 4 of Mud Painting: Let Mud dry in the Sun
Set the planter in a sunny area. It shouldn’t take more than a couple hours for the mud to dry. If you are in a crunch (or impatient), try using a blow dryer to speed up the drying process.
Step 5 of Mud Painting: Clean off the Mud
This one got messy and my photographer (my husband) was busy, so I didn’t get pictures of this step. You will want to do this outside. I sprayed the planter down with a hose for the most part and wiped away any excess mud with paper towels. You want the planter to have a pottery-like look, so be sure to wipe in the same direction each time. Be gentle when wiping to avoid the paint from chipping off. I like the small chips, but I am hiding a really big one in the back.
Step 6 of Mud Painting: Style your Creation
Once the planter is dry, you can decorate with your new masterpiece! I love the way this one turned out! However, I don’t recommend filling your planter with real dirt (*facepalm*), but I forgot to buy Spanish moss, rocks didn’t look right, and I needed to snap some pictures for this post. Hopefully, I remember to replace it with moss before a niece or nephew finds it :/.
If you are looking for another easy DIY, be sure to check out the Easiest Wreath Ever!
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