Tutorial – DIY Minka Pot Dupe
Alright ladies, who is in LOVE with the gorgeous Minka pots from Anthropologie?
Or, really, anything from there?
Yep, I see all the hands raised!
These pots are so unique and beautiful, and I just had to try my hand at making one.
And, I want you to make one, too!!!
So, Let’s DO THIS!
I am always making something, tweaking something, fixin something… so I have a good sized stash of paint, brushes, twine, adhesives, etc.
The fun part of a DIY is trying to create something that looks expensive for as little as possible.
Also, we have three different Dollar Stores in the area, so once I decide on a project I’ll head there and see if there is anything I can use that will make the creating process easier.
So, feel free to use anything you have at home — it’s a DIY so anything goes!
And, if this is your first DIY project and you’d rather have the supplies shipped to your door, I have a List of Supplies to make a DIY Minka Pot on my
LIST OF SUPPLIES:
- Small pot, vase, or canister (I used an old silver pot from the basement)
- Paint (Since my pot was silver, I painted it white. You can do whatever here).
- Twine, clothes line, mop head yarn, whatever you have on hand.
- Strong Adhesive – Glue gun/sticks, gorilla glue, super glue, spray glue adhesive, etc.
- Dollar Store Modeling Dough (or playdoh, modeling clay, pom-poms, cotton balls, styrofoam, etc.)
- Paint Mixture – For this step, I used white and beige paint, pre-mixed grout, and water. You can use anything that will give you a little texture. Some people use baking soda or sand to thicken and texturize their paint. Or, you could do multiple layers of paint and use a big brush to create a “stippled” or concrete look. Also, keep an eye out at Dollar General stores because they occasionally carry the pre-mixed grout for $2.00.
- Paint several layers of the paint mixture over everything. Next, let the paint dry thoroughly before starting the next layer. Each layer makes the outside look a little more rough and textured. Let your pot dry overnight.
Enjoy your cool DIY Minka Pot Dupe!
Step 1 and Step 2
Yes, I know. I did not know I would be making a tutorial or I would’ve been much better at photographing ALL the steps. : )
- First, I picked a small silver pot that had an old red berry arrangement in it with styrofoam.
- Next, I removed the styrofoam, washed it, and painted it white using white chalk paint.
- Then, I used a white clothes line from the dollar store. You can also use twine, shoelaces, ribbon, etc. I used Gorilla Glue and Gorilla Spray Adhesive to attach the clothes line around the pot. This is preference, so put the string around as many times as you want.
I cut five individual pieces of clothes line and attached with adhesive. It’s starting to look a little better. : )
Now for the FUN part! Step 4: I bought a pack of kids modeling dough from the Dollar Store, 4 small containers in one pack for $1.00. I bought two just to make sure I would have enough. Ball up whatever sized baubles you want. Keep them fairly consistent in size, but they do not need to be perfect. Actually, I think it looks better when there are little dents and imperfections. At this point, you can either let them sit out for 24 hours and harden, or you can bake them in the oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes and let them cool.
Again, use whatever you think would be best for this step. Some people have used styrofoam balls, pom-poms, wood balls — be creative!
(Side note: At the last minute, I added a layer of twine to the top of my pot. I thought it would make it look more similar to the original one.) Step 5: I started attaching the dough balls to the pot using both types of adhesive glue. I did not measure or mark where the balls would go, I just eyeballed it, again, so it wouldn’t be too perfect. Once all the balls were on the pot, I let it dry for a few hours.
Paint Mixture – Step 6: For this step, I used white and beige paint, pre-mixed grout, and water. You can use anything that will give you a little texture. I didn’t measure anything, just used a plastic cup, put like a spoonful of grout, a little white paint, water, and a few drops of beige paint. I mixed it around until it looked fairly thick.
Step 7: Paint several layers of the paint mixture over everything. Also, be sure to turn the pot upside down and paint it so you don’t miss any spots. And, let the paint dry thoroughly before starting the next layer. Each layer makes the outside look a little more rough and textured.
Don’t worry, if any of your baubles fall off, just put a dot of super glue and it should reattach easily.
Yee-Hawwwwww!!! You did it!
You now have your own DIY Minka Pot Dupe!
Do you Love it!?!
Please comment below AND SEND me PICS so I can see your cool masterpiece!!!
Now… what is going to be our next project…