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These are really cute gift ideas and look cute on your kitchen counter. Very cheap to do.
Approximate Time: 2 hours
I 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
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, eyes and attach orange painted knob for nose.
By Gretta from Wayne, OK
This 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
This 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
Here is a cute set of cannisters made from clay pots and trays.
You can also use any size pots you want. These are just the ones I chose.
By Sandy from Bluff City, TN
Terra cotta flower pots are an excellent choice for making a variety of crafts both for your home and garden. This is a guide about crafts using terra cotta flower pots.
These cute little pilgrim hats make great place cards for your Thanksgiving table that guests can take with them.
Approximate Time: About 30 minutes
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
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
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:
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.
Approximate Time: 10 minutes
Make two of these as formal decorations outside a fancy dollhouse castle or as a decorative plant in the corner of a Barbie doll mansion. You can make the "trunk" part as short or as long as you want, so it's easy to customize for whatever the exact scale. The stick can be real wood, wire, a chenille stem, or whatever you want.
As long as everything is glued properly, the item should put up with a fair amount of abuse and still last. If something does end up falling off, though, it's always easy to fix. Pom-poms are also great for sucking up fragrant oils and making them last a little longer, so sprinkle a little on one to help freshen up a room.
To decorate your clay pots and saucers for this gardening season, here is an idea:
You can match room decor with your paint colors plus using left-over paint you may already have. This will help save our environment too.
By Linda from Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Here are questions related to Clay Pot Craft Projects.
Do you need special paint for terra cotta?
Where can I find clay pots for crafts? I want to order in bulk at wholesale prices. I need assorted sizes.
By Marjorie C. Woodworth 08/16/2011
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.