Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.
Making clay pot crafts is not only easy and inexpensive, but you can find projects suitable for every season and holiday. You can make Santas and snowmen for Christmas, bunnies and baskets for Easter, mummies and monsters for Halloween and scarecrows and pilgrims for Thanksgiving.
All the projects found in this article include a nice picture of the project and the site where you'll find the instructions to make it.To make the beautiful potted candle planters shown above, go to Family Chic for the instructions.
1. Frosty Group
You'll enjoy making this cute little frosty group of snowmen by going to the Flower Pot Crafts site for the instructions. The kids will love helping make these cuties.
2. Simple Spring Bugs
Making simple spring bugs is so easy that the kids can almost make them alone. To find the directions for this project, go to HECK FRIDAYS.
This lighthouse would be a perfect addition to your beach themed décor. You'll find the tutorial for making the lighthouse at eHow.
4. Painted Pots
Imagine how many different looking flower pots that can be made with a little paint. Be guided by your imagination and have lots of fun making unique decorator pots for your home. You'll find the instructions for making painted flower pots at CHILDREN'S ART.
5. Hanging Patio Lamp
This is really a cool project. The tutorial at The Art of Doing STUFF gives easy to understand instructions. The site also gives information on making a patio lamp using a basket. Very impressive.
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6. Mosaic Bird Bath
This is a project that I'm really interested in making for my backyard. I find it very relaxing to sit on the patio to watch the gold finches feed at the feeder and to watch the birds at the birdbath. The tutorial for making this beautiful mosaic birdbath can be found at Birds & Blooms.
7. Tabletop Christmas Tree
The size of the clay pots that you use will determine how tall your Christmas tree will be. Use small ones to make a tabletop or mantel Christmas tree. A nice tutorial is available at Crafting & Cardigans for making this tree project.
8. Gold Leaf Flower Pots
The beauty and simplicity of the gold leaf added to these terra cotta pots make an outstanding decorating statement. To make these easy and unique flower pots, go to BRIT+CO for the instructions.
9. Clay Pots Wreath
This is really a beautiful wreath. I love the shape of it. You'll find a really easy to understand tutorial for making this wreath at Sweet Pepper Rose.Notice the addition of the succulents.
10. Chandelier Planter
I have an old chandelier that I've been hanging onto just in case I'd see a craft idea for using it. It looks like this is it. I love the idea of painting it a bright color and hanging it on the deck. The instructions for making a planter from an old chandelier is found at DIY ShowOff .
11. Cinco de Mayo Sombrero
This simple to make decoration is perfect for Cinco de Mayo parties, or to use as a theme for a birthday party. Find the instructions at scrappy geek.
12. Gumball Machine
This really cute clay pot candy dish does look like a gumball machine. Nice gift for any occasion!!
Be sure to go to the hometalk site for a better look at this centerpiece, and for the instructions on how to make it. This centerpiece could also be used to hold cupcakes, a collection of Christmas balls, etc.