Clay Pot Craft Projects

Clay flower pots can be used in a wide variety of craft projects. This is a guide about clay pot craft projects.

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Making moss covered pots for your houseplants is so simple, and gives a decorative look by bringing the outside in.

You can choose to use your pots plain or painted. Cover with moss up to the lip of your pot, leaving the rim blank using a hot glue to hold together. Next take your eggs, or flower and put in pot. If there is room at top of the rim of your pot, you can stuff with extra moss to appear like grass. And to top it off emblellish with ribbon of your choice for a festive look.

Mini Moss Covered Pots

Approximate Time: 30 min.


  • terra cotta pots
  • moss
  • plastic eggs, or flowers (real or artificial)
  • glue gun
  • decorative ribbon
  • primer and acrylic craft paint, optional
Mini Moss Covered Pots
    Mini Moss Covered Pots
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    These are really cute gift ideas and look cute on your kitchen counter. Very cheap to do.

    Terra Cotta Clay Pot Gumball Machine

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    Clay pot canisters painted in blues.Here is a cute set of cannisters made from clay pots and trays.


    • 1 - 6 in. pot and drip tray (bottoms)
    • 1 - 4 in. pot and drip tray
    • 1 - 3 in. pot and drip tray
    • paint
    • 3 wooden balls
    • stencils for pictures (if you need it or you can free hand it)
    • hot glue and gun


    1. Paint pots and bottoms any color you want.
    2. Then paint wooden balls to match pots, let dry.
    3. Paint on your picture. Let dry.
    4. Glue wooden balls on pots.
    5. You can seal them with sealer if you like.

    You can also use any size pots you want. These are just the ones I chose.

    By Sandy from Bluff City, TN

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    Terra cotta bunny candy dish.Make a cute bunny candy dish for Easter. Spray paint a terracotta clay pot and saucer white (any size you desire is acceptable). Sponge paint the interior of the saucer with a spring color if you desire (I suggest petunia pink, daffodil yellow, grass green, lovely lavender, or a light turquoise).

    Paint a bunny face. (Use black Sharpie for easy control and precision when drawing the face.) Paint a heart shaped nose and lightly dab a bit of paint/blush on his cheeks using your middle finger.

    Decorate a straw hat with leftover artificial blossoms, eggs, or what have you. Curl 2 ears from foam and attach with glue. Place hat jauntily on bunny head, fill with your favorite candy (purchased on sale and with a coupon of course!) and enjoy.
    Make these using miniature pots for teacher gifts. They are adorable!

    By Diana from Prospect, KY

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    Clay Pot Water Fountain5This cute clay pot craft is painted and stacked to look like a water fountain. You can place the water fountain outside a doll house or just use it as a place to put change. If you want to get fancy, try adding some lighter blue paint the the regular blue to give it a rushing water look.

    Approximate Time: 10 minutes without drying time


    • (2) terra cotta craft pots (2 inch each)
    • (1) terra cotta pot plate (2.5 inch)
    • (1) terra cotta pot plate (1.5 inch)
    • forest green paint
    • apple green paint
    • blue paint
    • paintbrush
    • glue


    1. Paint the large plate and one pot green, as shown in the first picture. Let dry.
    2. Clay Pot Water Fountain

    3. Use a light green to paint a curvy line around the pot and plate. Use small dabs to create leaves, as shown in the second picture. Let dry.
    4. Clay Pot Fountain2

    5. Glue the plate over the pot, as shown in picture 3. Paint the inside of the plate blue. Let dry.
    6. Clay Pot Fountain3

    7. Paint the small plate and second pot blue as shown in the fourth picture. Let dry.
    8. Clay Pot Fountain4

    9. Glue the pot and plate onto the larger plate and pot, as shown in the final picture. Let dry. You know have a clay pot, mini water fountain.
    10. Clay Pot Water Fountain5

    By Aysha from Boise, ID

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    This adorable faux plant is perfect for hiding your secret stash of candy!

    Pom Pom Plant Candy Dish

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    painted clay pot saucer with butterflyI spray painted the bottom of the clay pot saucer white and added a body tattoo butterfly. I wrote "Welcome Friends" with a gold paint pen and sprayed a top coat of silicone.

    You can also make a chain of them, using three saucers, hot glue picture eye hooks to the back and string on heavy rope. Start from bottom plate because you have to double loop rope or tie knots so plates don't slip down.

    By Moonseekerjade from Onset, MA

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    Clay AngelThis candleholder is made from a terra cotta flower pot and saucer. I have a rubber stamp of the angel, which I pressed into some scrap polymer clay and baked to make a mold. I then pressed terra cotta polymer clay into the mold, cut out the angel and put the pot on its side in the oven, with the angle "fitted" to it, so it had the perfect curve for the pot. I glued everything together (as shown) and spray with polyurethane.

    By Louise from Center Point, TX

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    Pots and drip sauces used to make tables.This is just to show you another project you can do with the terra cotta pots. You do the same as the bird bath, just turn the top tray upside down and it is a table. I don't like the blue, I made these for my daughter and this is what she wanted, you can put a Plexiglas top on it and they make nice patio tables.

    By Sheri from Stockton, CA

    Here's the bird bath:

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    To make this recycled snowman: paint flower pots white. Hot glue medium one on top of large one. Paint paper plate holder black, glue black flower pot on top of plate holder then to med pot. Decorate with scrap pieces for scarf, add eyes, and attach orange painted knob for nose.

    Flower Pot Snowman

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    Do you need special paint for terra cotta?

    By MH

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    Just plain acrylic will do, they sell special paint but don't waste your money on it. The terra is so porous that regular paint will hold. If you use a black matte finish paint it will make your pot like a chalkboard without spending extra money on special paint.

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    This is a guide about crafts using terra cotta flower pots. Terra cotta flower pots are an excellent choice for making a variety of crafts both for your home and garden.

    terra cotta flower pot person

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    These cute little pilgrim hats make great place cards for your Thanksgiving table that guests can take with them.

    Clay pot pilgrim hat.

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    This quick and easy clay pot craft uses a green pom-pom and fake flowers to make a decorative topiary bush. A great kids craft that can also make a cute addition to any Barbie/Bratz home or dollhouse.

    Easy Clay Pot Topiary

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    Where can I find clay pots for crafts? I want to order in bulk at wholesale prices. I need assorted sizes.

    By Linda

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    I've seen a lot of clay pots at garage and also estate sales. You can get them pretty cheap and if they are discolored, they can be spray painted.

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    To decorate your clay pots and saucers for this gardening season, here is an idea: Pour some of the first color of paint into a paint tray. Turn the clay pot upside down and dip the rim of the clay pot into paint then turn the clay pot right side up and let paint run down the edge of pot.

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