DIY Monday: Terracotta Pot Ashtray

DIY Monday: Terracotta Pot Ashtray

Monday is here and this week is marking the beginning of a new series: DIY Mondays. I’ve been feeling like I’ve completely neglected the DIY portion of this blog, which is really awful considering that’s probably the main reason I started this blog in the first place. It all started with my Dining Room Set Makeover and since then I’ve felt like I need to do BIG projects. I’ve come to the realization that there are a lot of small, everyday DIY projects that I can do, so that’s the plan. I will be posting something DIY every Monday going forward. That being said, this project took me all of 30 minutes, and it’s pretty darn awesome.

ashtray

I want to preface this by saying that I do not smoke, nor do I endorse smoking. I actually think it’s pretty awful, but my husband… well, he smokes, much to my dismay. We also have friends that will come over and they smoke too. So, having something pretty outside as opposed to dirty cigarettes in the bottom of a can or bottle, is MUCH better.

So here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Get yourself a small terracotta pot. The small hole on the bottom is perfect for putting your butts in and then you don’t have to see them (bonus!). Also, make sure you get the base plate as well. This part usually comes with the pot but they’re detached, so make sure you don’t leave it behind.
  2. Flip the pot upside down and put it on the base.
  3. That’s really all there is to it but you can then decorate it any way that you like. I decided to spray paint it and use silver and an antique brass that I had on hand. The silver was from my Tape Art project and the antique brass was from the Barn Board Shelves project. I spray painted everything silver and then used circle stickers from the dollar store to create a pattern on the pot (be as creative as you want here). I spray painted the antique brass on top, waited for it to dry and then peeled the stickers off. The stickers did take the some of the silver spray paint off, but I actually liked the effect.
  4. Sit back and enjoy your creation.

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