Terra Cotta Garden Turtle
Add this whimsical green turtle to your outdoor decor or garden with terra cotta saucers.
- DecoArt Patio Paint DCP13 - Sprout Green
- DecoArt Patio Paint DCP21 - Wrought Iron Black
- DecoArt Patio Paint DCP25 - Citrus Green
- DecoArt Patio Paint DCP49 - Warm White
- Americana Brushes DBL1000-B - Liner 0
- Americana Brushes DBF2575-B - Flat 3/4"
- Foam plate
- 1/2" flat brush
- 3/8" round foam pouncer brush
- E6000 or other industrial strength craft adhesive
- Lo-temp glue gun
- Four 1" wood candle cups with 1/2" hole
- 1-3/4" wooden candle cup with 1" hole
- 3/4" x 1-1/8" wood oval
- 18" length of 1" wide black gingham ribbon
- Terra cotta saucer with 3-1/2" rim
- Terra cotta saucer with 4" rim
- Two terra cotta saucers with 4-1/2" rim
- Using adhesive, glue inside of 4-1/2" saucer over bottom of other 4-1/2" saucer. Glue inside of 4" saucer rim over base of 4-1/2" saucers. Glue inside of 3-1/2" saucer over base of 4" saucer. (Refer to photo for placement.) Allow adhesive to dry thoroughly before painting.
- With 3/4" flat brush and Citrus Green, paint top and bottom saucers, allowing to dry after each coat.
- Use 1/2" flat brush and Sprout Green to paint middle saucer; allow to dry after each coat.
- Use 3/8" pouncer and Wrought Iron Black to paint dots on turtle body by pressing pouncer into paint on plate; repeat with Warm White. Allow to dry.
- Use 1/2" flat brush and Sprout Green to paint all wood pieces; allow to dry after each coat.
- Use lo-temp glue to attach head, legs, and tail of turtle to body (refer to photo for placement). Fill in gap between neck and body with glue as necessary.
- Use end of brush handle dipped in Warm White to paint eyes; use liner brush to paint smile. Allow to dry.
- Glue center of ribbon under neck and wrap ribbon around neck. Tie ribbon into bow at side of neck and trim ends.