DIY Terra Cotta Jewelry Tower

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For the longest time, I have wanted to recreate the Terra Cotta Jewelry Tower that I saw on Pinterest probably 6-8 months ago.  On the night that I hit a snag trying to do another project, I decided to do this one instead.  I first saw it on this blog.  I have since seen the same project done in different color varieties, but I still like the one I made the best.  It just looks like it could go with anything and anywhere, you know?  I have other ideas for it, though, so see below for that.  Anyway, here’s how I made a jewelry tower/decorative piece out of terra cotta planter pieces.  I got everything from either Michaels or Wal-Mart.

terracottajewelrytower-before1You’ll Need:

  • 3 Terra Cotta bottoms/saucers (varying in size)
  • 2 Terra Cotta Planters (same size)
  • Craft paint & paint brush
  • Gorilla Glue/super glue
  • Finishing spray

Instructions:

1. Paint each terra cotta piece the color you want.  Decorate as you wish.  I painted mine light blue and wanting to make it look “antique,” I followed the instructions on the video below in order to do so.  It took me a little while to get the hang of how she did it (it seems counterintuitive, but the more brown you put over the base color, the easier to wipe it off).

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2. Glue each piece as it belongs in the tower.

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3.  Spray with a finishing coat.  I suppose this step is optional, though.  I am also going to put cork on the bottom of mine because I do that for everything, haha.

Tadaaaaaaa:

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Note: I’m not entirely sure if I’m going to use it as a jewelry holder or not yet.  I was experimenting with using it as a decorative piece for my future new living room, hence the wine corks in this picture.  I may even drill holes in the saucers and make it into a fountain, but that’s a project that I have to give me thought to.

Anyone else try making this or  have any ideas on what I could use it for other than a jewelry tower?  Let me know in the comments!

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