- Pieces of broken pottery, tiles, beads, marbles, beach glass, shells or charms
- Ceramic tile grout (available at hardware stores)
- Plastic knife
- Terra-cotta flowerpot
- Cover the work area with newspaper. Before starting to decorate the pot, sort through the pottery pieces and discard any that have sharp edges (a parent’s job).
- Spread a heavy layer of tile grout onto the flowerpot with the plastic knife. Then press the tile pieces into the wet grout. When finished, spread a little more grout between the pieces so that most of the broken edges are covered.
- After the pot is dry, wipe off any grout film with a damp sponge.
Tips: If you don’t have broken pottery, place chipped, leftover tiles in a clear plastic bag (this way you can see what you’re smashing) and break them with a hammer. Another good source for broken tiles is your local tile or hardware store; many will give you broken display tiles for free.