15 Unique Clay Pot Projects That You can Make
Are you looking for some fun clay pot projects? We’ve got some really creative and fun ways that you can use these and they’re not all just for plants!
Spring has been teasing us a little bit here in Central Texas. We’ve had some crazy warm days with sunshine and then it drops back down to cooler temps.
If you live in this type of climate you may find that you need your heat on overnight and then by the next afternoon you’re running the air conditioning.
We are focusing on spring crafts around here and today’s exploration is on spring flower pots. We’re not quite ready to plant outside yet so we’re going to decorate our pots and we’ve found all kinds of fun projects to share with you.
Clay pots are still a pretty inexpensive way to get all your plants potted, but they’re also great for crafting!
Clay Pot Project Ideas
If you’re like us and don’t love the color of terra cotta pots then you’re in for a treat with these projects.
A few of them are just great ways to update your pots to match your decor. You can paint them, decoupage them, or glue all kinds of fun items to them.
We’ve also got a few great ideas for projects that you can make with your kids.
Of course there are several clay pot projects that will make fun and unique gift ideas as well. We’re even eyeing one of these ideas to use small pots for party favors.
See if you can guess which one it is before reading all the descriptions!
But check out all these creators and their unique ideas and remember that by reading the tutorials you’ll be able to find tips to make your project go faster and avoid any pitfalls with each particular project.
That’s the best part of following along on someone else’s experience!
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Look at these cute little bird's nests. Isn't this just a great way to decorate for spring using the small clay pots? We think you'll enjoy this quick and inexpensive tutorial.
Here's an easy update to a planter and you can use just about any design for this subtle stencil. We think it gives the pot a little personality without overdoing it.
We've tried marbling with nail polish but we haven't tried it with paint so this tutorial is on our list of projects for this spring!
If (like us) you're not a huge fan of terra cotta. Or just not a fan. of the color really, this is a great way to update your pots really quickly! Check out how easy it is.
We love to decoupage. It's almost as much fun as paper mache, but. not quite as messy. Check out this cute and fun tutorial to decoupage your terra cotta pots and make them match your spring decor.
Here's a fun way to update a pot and this could also be a great activity for kids to make. You can use string, cording, yarn or even torn t-shirts to make you wraps but be sure to check out the tutorial.
This is definitely a great gift for Mother's Day or the grandparents. Make up a photo pot and then add some special flowers or even some seeds and you've got a really unique and special gift.
Isn't this the most fun idea? And so creative?
Can you picture it as a great teacher gift filled with gift cards or candy? Yep, that' what we were thinking.
These are so fun!
We are definitely picturing them in funny places in the garden and all the great plants that you can grow in the top pot. Also, think about the faces you could make on them. Whose garden is going to be the most fun this summer?
We are in love with these sweet little planters and are actually thinking of making these for party favors. What a fun idea to take home from a party right?
Here's another creative idea for using your clay pots! And another great kids craft that will actually work in your home decor or make a special gift!
This is such a sweet way to use baby footprints. Or as they grow you can just get a larger pot and make footprints into a unique design. We especially love the rainbow design and you'll have to check it out to see how she actually created that!
When we were kids we had fairy houses made out of all kinds of things like sticks and empty pots. We're especially loving these cute painted fairy houses and think that the fairy's will also enjoy them!
Yes we showed you some painted fairy houses but these are just enough different that we think you'll enjoy this idea as well. We love the "mushroom cap" effect that these little houses have!
Yes yes yes! Can we get a yay for this unique idea on ways to use clay pots? Not just for cake stands, there are other ideas as well but this one definitely got our attention because it's such a unique idea!
As you can see, clay garden pots are a great material to use in crafting. There are so many unique ideas that you can create with these and so many of them will make great gifts or even great additions to you garden!
A Few More Clay Pot Projects
When we were searching for clay pot projects we found a few more that weren’t included in our original list so we’re adding them here because we know you’re going to love them!
Bird Bath Clay Pot Project
We love this gorgeous bird bath that is painted in dots and stripes inspired by MacKenzie Child’s. It might feature more pinks and greens in our yard but it’s definitely eye catching!
You could also use this idea to create a bird feeder instead of a bird bath!
A Clay Pot Candle Holder by Ginger Snap Crafts
This is a fun and easy tutorial and one of the best things about it is that it takes 15 minutes or less to create this project.
We can definitely get behind that idea!
Wind Chimes made with Clay Pots
You can purchase a wind chime made with clay pots or you can DIY one yourself but you’ll need to drill some holes to hang your charms on.
In this example there are smaller pots but you could also just hang bells or charms from the top pot to create your wind chime.
Here’s a great example but you could paint any design that you love onto yours!
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