Terra-cotta pots are inexpensive, easy to find and most of us have one or two lying around the garden shed… so let’s use them! Whether you prefer a natural, more contemporary look for your garden, or love color, cute and fun, we have the clay pot crafts for you to add some personality to your yard and garden space.  Check out these inspirational photos and tutorials for clay pot ideas for your garden…



Clay Pot Crafts & Ideas

We LOVE these terra cotta clay pot people! You can find out how to make them at ‘Country Chic Cottage’. They all use the same basic technique, what a creative and cute garden project! Personalize them, or make a whole clay pot people family!

Garden Muse‘ has a great clay pot craft tutorial on making a bell tower wind chime from mini pots. We might prefer to leave the pots natural, but the idea is so original!

Pot wind chimes


This tiered clay pot planter from HGTV would look great on a front entry landing, and we love that it is filled with foliage plants… but you could use flowering plants as well within any color scheme. Learn how here.

Tiered planter


This rain chain made from clay pots from ‘Natalie Witt‘ is very cool… again, we prefer the natural, but I am liking the blue as well!

Pots rain chain


This clay pot craft is easy and inexpensive, and just says, “A gardener lives here.” This would make a great gift for a gardener as well! Learn how to make this wreath from ‘Christy Robbins‘.

Pot wreath


This inspirational idea is a clay pot seated in an old vintage spring for a cool junk style vibe! From ‘  Sjarmerende-gjenbruk “.

Pot in springs

Which of these clay pot crafts is your favorite? Let us know in comments, and we will work on finding more great projects for you! We think you will also love our posts on DIY Garden Trinkets & Yard Decorations, and How to Make Wind Chimes! Need a holiday craft? Check out Christmas Cone Trees you can make over at TBD!


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  1. Jean December 16, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Would love to

    Is there a page that will provide instruction. And materials? If so please post it.

    1. Kathy Bates May 3, 2021 at 2:26 pm

      Each project has a link with it that should take you to the instructions for that particular project.

  2. JRBentley May 24, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    I love this idea! The whimsy is so wonderful! The child on the trike, the ladies having tea and the children on the swing all make me laugh out loud. Outstanding ideas!

  3. gd mamie January 25, 2014 at 1:59 am

    je trouve absolument romantique ! j’ai un point d’eau ds mon mini parc , je vais l’agrémenter avec ce genre là !!! merci bcp


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