Quick Trend: Create Faux Terrazzo Pots

This trendy accessory is a stylish way to house your favorite plant.

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Debbie Wolfe

Terrazzo is a hot decor trend. Typically used in floor or wall treatments, terrazzo is showing up in accessories too. Terrazzo is made with chips of marble, quartz, granite, or glass set into a matrix of concrete or epoxy resin. The chips can be any size, and the matrix and the aggregate can be any color, which makes for so many design possibilities!


  • terra cotta pot
  • matte spray paint (charcoal and ivory used here)
  • oracal 451 vinyl (various colors)

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Debbie Wolfe

In order to create your low-tech terrazzo pots you'll need Oracal 451 vinyl, which can be found in craft stores near die cut machine supplies. It is inexpensive and comes in many colors and textures. It has a sticker backing that adheres to many surfaces. Once applied, it's mostly permanent. The only way to get it off it to use a razor to scrape it off. 

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Debbie Wolfe

Cut the vinyl into small pieces. Turn the scissors in random directions to get various sizes and shapes. 

Cut the vinyl into large and small random pieces. Make some of the pieces square on the corners and some triangular.

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Debbie Wolfe

Repeat with different colors of vinyl. Spray paint the terra cotta pot and let it dry thoroughly. 

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Debbie Wolfe

Peel the backing off the vinyl and place on the surface of the pot. Start with the large pieces of vinyl, then fill in the spaces with smaller pieces. 

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Debbie Wolfe

Continue to fill in the spaces with smaller pieces until you get a pattern you like.  

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

There's no set rule for creating a terrazzo pattern. The pattern itself is random, which makes this an easy to do project. These little terrazzo pots look great with a small succulent. Create two or three for your home. 

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