Silver Christmas Tree from terra-cotta pots

Did you see the Christmas Tree I made last week using terra-cotta pots?

Please let me introduce Christmas Tree #2!

I told you guys I was making a total of THREE Christmas Trees & I don’t joke around about my crafts!

I made this tree by spray painting the pots silver (instead of green).

I also bought some silver acrylic paint and hand-painted silver swirls all over the pots. I didn’t want them to be bold, I just wanted a hint or shimmer of swirls, and honestly, I love the outcome!

I also bought two sizes of sequins in an aqua color and glued the smaller sequin onto the larger one and then glued them both onto the pots.

For the tree topper I purchased a silver pick from Hobby Lobby (they are on sale 1/2 off right now so it was $.50). I just got a pencil and wrapped each strand of the pick around the pencil to make it corker looking and then I stuck the pick inside the hole on the top pot.

I just love the way it turned out!

I can’t decide which one I like better. I really think they both are cute. I guess it depends on your decorating style. I tend to lean more towards the silver/blue combo for Christmas, but there’s something to say about traditional red/green combo as well.

For directions on how to make your own Christmas Tree from terra-cotta pots, you can click here or on the image below.

Merry Christmas!

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  1. LOVE it! I can’t wait to see #3!!!

  2. soooo cute! we made pilgrim hat placecards using terracotta pots (check out the link below), but I love your project even more!

  3. Well, I told you that I was going to show off the green tree on Random Crafty Georgia Girl Christmas Decoration Marathon. I am going to show this one off too! I will post tem on the same day. They will be up on the 15th!

    -Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl

  4. Cute! I love the topper on the silver tree!

  5. I want to make something with silver and 50’s aqua for my Sister in Law. This would be perfect because w/ the silver it has a retro look to it. I want to match it to her china that she inherited from her mom. Thanks for sharing. If I make it I’ll show u. 🙂


  6. I too love the silver and blue one. Both are fabulous!

  7. Dang it Allison, you beat me to it! That was one of the silver trees we have planned for this weekend. LOVE this one.

  8. Allison! I missed these the first time around! and the second. They are so stunning! I love all the variations. This is pure Xmas genius, thanks for a wonderful project.


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