30 Terra-bly Easy Ways to Craft With Terra-Cotta Pots

Put those garden store staples to good use.

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October 05, 2017
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Chic Cake Stands

Turn basic flower pots and saucers into gorgeous dessert stands with this quick and easy tutorial. With personalized stamped sayings and a trendy distressed look, your party guests can have their cake and Instagram it too!

Serve Dessert in Style With DIY Terra-Cotta Cake Stands

DIY Gumball Party Favors

Terra-cotta pots and small, dollar store fish bowls are all you need to craft these adorable, gumball machine party favors.

See More Photos: Kids' Vintage-Inspired Gumball Birthday Party

Macrame Plant Hanger

Chic and easy to make, this macrame planter is a gorgeous way to display planters of any size or shape.

How to Make an Easy Macrame Plant Hanger

Drip-Drop Pots

You might cry over spilled milk, but you'll rejoice when spilling paint on these fun planters. Grab an old pot, a funky color combo of cheap craft paint and get to spilling. Better yet if you have small children, let them do the spilling for you!

Get the How-To: How to Make Drip-Paint Pots

Tuscan-Inspired Place Setting

Have extra terra-cotta saucers lying around? Put them to chic use as unique, farmhouse place settings. Pair with hammered copper accents and greenery for a look that's both vintage and elegant.

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Colorful Bird Bath

Welcome feathered friends into your yard with a DIY bird bath that pulls double duty as a planter.

See More Photos: Make a Super Easy Planter Birdbath

Bee Hotel

Bees improve pollination and boost the productivity of fruit and vegetable plants. Give them a quiet spot to nest with a "bee hotel" made from bamboo and a terra-cotta pot.

Enchanting Rose Garden Cupcakes

Wouldn't these garden-inspired treats be perfect for a baby or bridal shower? Display them on a cake stand or lace doily for ultimate "oohs and ahhs."

Enchanting Rose Garden Cupcakes

Terra-Cotta Windchimes

Transform tiny terra-cotta pots into cheery music for your garden. These chimes are constructed entirely by knotting and gluing — no drilling required!

Create Colorful Wind Chimes

Gardener's Chalkboard Basket

This garden-inspired gift basket is perfect for a flower-loving friend. Simply apply chalkboard paint to a terra cotta pot. Once dry, rub with chalk, lightly coating entire pot to cure the paint. Wipe off excess and write or draw messages with chalk or a chalkboard pen before filling with gardening goodies.

A Treat for Teacher

Treat your teacher to a terra-cotta apple — perfect for storing erasers, paperclips or other knick knacks. Fill it with your teacher's favorite candy or snack for a special first day treat!

See More Photos: Back-to-School Teacher Gift: DIY Terra-Cotta Apple

Designer DIY

Take terra cotta to the next level with these gorgeous, hand-painted pots.

Create the Perfect TerraCottage Vignette

Gameday Goals

These festive football-themed centerpieces are sure to score lots of points with your gameday party guests.

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Dreamy Decoupage

Give a basic pot a flirty, floral update! First, add a layer or two of colorful, matte paint. Once the paint has dried for at least six hours, apply a floral applique on the surface of the pot using decoupage medium.

See More Photos: 10 Ways to Dress Up Terra Cotta Pots

Christmas Tree Alternative

A stack of pots, rope and basic ornaments make up this whimsical holiday decoration that will last all season long (and for years to come!). It's also a great tree alternative for allergy-sufferers or apartment-dwellers.

See More Photos: Terra Cotta Pot Christmas Tree How-To

Glam Favors

Spray paint mini terra-cotta pots a shiny gold, then plant with succulents for glam, inexpensive favors your guests will love. For a special touch, add colorful aquarium rocks to match your wedding theme.

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Hanging Copper Planter

Perfect for a small space, this chic hanging planter is made from low-cost materials like copper piping, poplar wood and sisal rope.

How to Make a Hanging Copper Planter

Utensil Holder

Turn clay pots into the perfect outdoor entertaining accessory with our easy step-by-step instructions.

Hold It: Garden-Inspired Utensil Holders

Faux Potted Clovers

Create a festive centerpiece this St. Patrick's Day using green card stock, a terra-cotta pot and a few common household supplies.

How to Make Potted Paper Clovers

Stacked Centerpiece

You know those Pinterest-perfect parties with the ornate, tiered dessert stands? Well, there's an easier, cheaper way to create the look at home. You just need some terra-cotta pots and saucers and a pack of poster tack.

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Chic + Marbled

Would you believe me if I said you could make these gorgeous, marbled planters from nail polish and a toothpick?

How to Make Marbled Terra Cotta Pots

Pizza Stone

Make restaurant-quality pizza with a little help from your garden store.

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Stamped Herb Planters

Spruce up any window sill and keep fresh herbs in reach with these upcycled terra-cotta planters.

How to Make Hand-Stamped Terra-Cotta Herb Planters

T-Shirt Plant Hanger

Put your terra cotta on display with this stunning DIY hanging planter made from upcycled t-shirts.

Get the How-To: How to Make a T-Shirt Planter

DIY Domed Planter

Inexpensive clay pots are easily transformed into a garden showstopper with silicone glue and beautiful, long-lasting succulents.

Watch: How to Make a Clay Pot Dome Planter

Flower Pot Easter Basket

Give the gift of gardening with this sweet Easter basket idea. All you need are a couple of old belts, a terra-cotta pot and various gardening goodies!

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Stunning Planterfall

Create an eye-catching, tiered planter out of terra-cotta pots and wood dowel rods.

See More Photos: How to Make a Planterfall

Wood Chipped

Give an old clay pot a chic, woodsy update by layering the exterior in small wood chips, then planting with your favorite blooms.

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Planters

Whether you're trying to add a ghostly glow to your Halloween decor, light up a porch or patio, or add a fun element to a child's room, these glow-in-the-dark planters are sure to please.

See More Photos: DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Planters

Turtle-y Terra Cotta

Turn unused pots into a sweet, animal-inspired garden accessory.

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