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How to Restore a Broken Clay Pot

broken clay pot

Shattered 🙁

Maybe I should have entitles this post how I restored a broken clay pot. Or I could have called it clay pot mod – (as in modification). Anyway, here is what happened. I came across some clay pots in a nursery in my neighborhood. They looked a bit different that the ones I normally see in the home improvement stores, so I decided to purchase 2 of them @ $1.99 each. My Plan was to paint them cobalt blue – my favorite color – embellish them and put them in my sewing room. I had a couple cacti that would look perfect in them.

Unfortunately, I had a little mishap with one of the clay pots – while I was preparing to paint it, I sneezed, it fell and shattered.

repaired clay pot


Naturally, I had no intention of throwing it out – what kind of crafter would I be if I tossed it – I will use it in another project at a later date. I returned to the store the following day to replace the clay pot, but they were sold out. I decided to reclaim the broken pot – I would put it back together again.

So I busted out the glue and I went to work carefully gluing the broken pieces. The result was unfavorable, I had to go s bit further.

I checked my crafting stash for inspiration and found some polyester cording that I had purchased from the clearance bin in Walmart for .10 cents each several years earlier.

silk cord

Bargin @ .10 cents each

I coiled the cord around the flower pot and glued it as I went along. (BTW, I used Alene’s Tacky Glue to glue the cord and liquid nail to glue the pot).

clay pot

All wrapped up

Waiting not so patiently for the glue to dry. Its looking good so far, but it will look better once I add the cactus – you know, a few crystals would really make it pop. Maybe next project.

poted cactus

View from the top

Yep, it’s a bit busy, but I think I like it. I wonder if it would be too over the top if I added some bling to the cactus? May be next project.

potted cactus

The final product

This is my original idea.

blue clay pot

My blue clay pot




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