If you want to create the best looking clay pots on your block, you are reading the right article! Clay pots can be transformed into beautiful pieces of art with a little time and imagination. What type of clay pot crafts are you looking for? Here are a few different tips for clay pot crafts:
For the Kids
Clay pot Turtle
You can create almost any animal you desire out of a clay pot, here is a craft idea for a turtle:
Purchase one small terracotta pot (2 or 3 inches)
One set of wiggle eyes
Green acrylic paint (best to have 2 different shades)
4 small green pompoms and 1 medium sized green pompom
Paint the terracotta pot in the lighter shade of green paint. Be sure you paint the inside of the clay pot as well as the outside. Allow the pot to dry and then paint the darker green in splotches randomly on the outside of the pot. Glue the 4 large pompoms to the rim of the pot to look like feet. Allow the glue to dry and then glue the medium sized pompom to the outside rim of the pot to create the turtle’s head. Now glue the wiggle eyes to the medium sized pompom. Cut a small oval of red felt for the tongue and glue it to the head. Then, cut a tiny green triangle for the tail and glue it to the back of the clay pot. You now have a terra cotta clay pot turtle!
For the Adults
Clay Pot Gumball Machine
Have some extra candy lying around that needs a candy jar or dish? Turn an ordinary clay pot into a gum ball machine. Here are a few items you will need:
4 inch terracotta clay pot
Â¼ inch terracotta saucer
1 ivy bowl (without the fluted edge)
1 wooden ball
Acrylic paints of your choice
Start by painting the clay pot, saucer, and wooden ball and allow them to dry. Turn the terra cotta pot upside down and apply silicone to the rim of the pot and place the ivy bowl firmly on top of the pot and allow it to dry overnight. Glue the wooden ball to the middle of the saucer and place the saucer on top of the ivy bowl. Feel free to fill the bowl with your favorite candy and you now have a cute candy dish that looks like a gumball machine.
Clay Pot Gift Basket
There are several different items you can put in a clay pot. Baby showers are a time to get really creative with your clay pot. Paint the clay pot pink or blue (for whatever gender the baby will be) or a neutral color. Then, cut out some bottles from felt or craft paper and glue them to the clay pot. Put some filling paper in the bottom of the clay pot like shredded paper, tissue paper or even washcloths. Now you can put several different items in the clay pot such as: baby wipes, diapers, onesies, washcloths, baby blankets, pacifiers, bibs, baby hairbrush, baby thermometer, booties, bottles, and powder. Wrap the entire pot in clear wrapping paper and tie a large bow on top and you now have a great baby shower gift! You can use this idea for weddings, wedding showers and birthdays.
There are many things you can do with clay pots. So fire up your imagination, glue, and paint and start creating beautiful works of art!