This Santa cookie jar makeover looks just like high-end décor from Pottery Barn – for less than $10!
Pottery Barn Dupe – Santa Cookie Jar Makeover!
You may remember seeing the viral “Pottery Barn Dupe” this fall on Tik Tok and Instagram where crafty ladies turned inexpensive, orange pumpkins into faux concrete or terra cotta that rivaled the high-end (aka pretty pricey) concrete Jack-O-Lanterns from Pottery Barn.
The end results were SO cute:
So, I decided to give this DIY a Christmas spin using one of my favorite finds from one of my favorite places – the Dollar Spot at Target! I love this Santa cookie jar (and have seen so much excitement for it online), but I needed it to fit in with my more muted, neutral Christmas décor.
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To make give this Santa cookie jar a Pottery Barn makeover, you need just a few items.
- A cookie jar (or really any ceramic item you want to makeover!)
- Acrylic paint in your chosen color (I used Wooly Alpaca from the new Mondo Llama line at Target)
- Medium-sized paint brush
- Baking soda (I used about 1/8 cup)
How to make this Pottery Barn dupe:
- Start by mixing baking soda into your paint until you reach a thick, wet concrete-like consistency. It will look a little bubbly and lumpy, and that's okay!
- Paint over the cookie jar using long strokes to avoid brush lines. However, this texture is so forgiving so you've got a lot of room for little imperfections – that's how it is supposed to look!
- Let the first coat dry. Don't rush applying the second coat because this paint will stick to itself and you might accidentally wipe off your first coat if you move on too soon. Repeat process with the lid/hat.
- Apply your second coat of paint.
- While the paint is still slightly wet, sprinkle on additional baking soda evenly on the entire jar. Then, use a dry paintbrush to smooth out the baking soda. This step is up to your style – you can leave the white more prominent or blend it into the paint more depending on what you like.
- Let dry completely. As an optional final step, you can spray a coat of sealant on top in a matte finish.
**Important note – your cookie jar CANNOT be washed once painted**
All done! Isn't he cute?? I'm so happy with how this DIY turned out. The look of modern concrete décor on a budget! Would you try this makeover?