C’est maginifique! Learn how to make a DIY version of La Fermiere yogurt pots using paint and a pantry staple.
I was scrolling Instagram one day when I spied some blue terracotta La Fermiere French yogurt pots in my feed.
I fell in love with the color and the texture of the jars. And I immediately wondered if I could make a replica version using Oui yogurt jars.
I love using Oui glass French yogurt jars for crafting. I’ve made seaglass votives, faux mercury glass votives, fall tealight candle holders, Halloween treat jars, July 4th American flag sand art and now these replica La Fermiere yogurt pots.
La Fermiere is a French yogurt sold in glazed terracotta pots. I think some U.S. stores carry it, but I wasn’t familiar with the brand until I saw the jars in an etsy ad on Instagram. You can buy the empty containers online, and I’ve included some links below.
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Supplies to Make French Yogurt Terracotta Pots
To make your own terracotta textured jars, you will need:
- Glass yogurt jars – Use empty Oui yogurt jars or you can also buy French yogurt jars online
- Craft paint – I mixed my own terracotta shade using several different paint colors I had. DecoArt Dried Clay, Burnt Orange, Persimmon are close matches for terracotta.
- Baking soda – Mix this with the craft paint to create the terracotta texture.
- Paintbrush – A 1/2-inch wide craft paintbrush is a good size for this project.
- Painter’s tape – I like to use FrogTape to mask off when painting.
- Spray Paint – I used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2X Ultra Cover Satin French Blue.
How to Make Replica La Fermiere Yogurt Pots
This is such an easy project to do. But you’re sure to find lots of uses for these gorgeous faux ceramic yogurt pots.
Preparing the jars
Once you’ve eaten the yogurt, wash the jars thoroughly and use Goo Gone to remove the labels.
I’ve found that the labels on the petite yogurt jars are easier to remove than the full-size ones. Maybe they did that for the crafters!
The Goo Gone may make the jars slick, so I always wash them again well. You may want to use rubbing alcohol to remove any adhesive residue before starting your craft.
You can also use a heat gun to loosen the labels. Just be mindful that the jars will be hot to the touch.
Creating the terracotta texture
You could use a product like DecoArt Texture Terra Cotta to give the glass yogurt jars the texture of handcrafted pottery.
But you can also use regular baking soda from your pantry to replicate the terracotta texture. I learned this trick from Jennifer Rizzo, who used it to make some terracotta ceramic bunnies for her Easter table.
Jen has more on this technique in her post, but you just mix equal parts of baking soda and craft paint together.
Brush it onto the jars. I did two coats on my jars, painting from the base to the rim.
Glazing the jars
Once the jars were completely coated with terracotta paint and fully dried, I masked off the bottom with FrogTape.
The real La Fermiere yogurt jars show just a sliver of terracotta at the base. But I wanted a little more showing on my jars. So, I masked off a larger portion.
You can leave just a little bit of the terracotta showing or a lot. It’s personal preference.
Once the jars are taped off, spray paint them with several light coats of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2X Ultra Cover Satin French Blue, allowing the paint to dry completely between coats.
Gently remove the painter’s tape to reveal the two-tone textured paint finish.
How to Use Terracotta Yogurt Jars
I’m using the French blue terracotta jars to display eucalyptus and dried lavender stems.
They would be so pretty as part of a tablesetting or as favors for French themed party.
You could also make your own lavender-scented candles using these upcycled jars.
More Oui Yogurt Jar Crafts
Here are some other ways you can upcycle glass Oui yogurt jars.
- Fall Tealight Candle Holder
- Mecury Glass Votives
- Halloween Treat Jars
- American Flag Sand Art
- Sea Glass Christmas Jars
- Beautiful Crafts from Oui Yogurt Jars