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Handicrafts with clay pots – 40 creative ideas and easy instructions

Every hobby gardener knows that clay pots are an absolute necessity if they want beautiful and healthy container plants. Unlike most other flower containers, clay pots are much more environmentally friendly and will help your plants thrive better because of their porous structure. Not only are clay pots great for planting pretty flowers, they are also great materials for a variety of DIY projects. Crafting with clay pots has become a favorite activity of many children, adolescents, adults and seniors in recent years.

Whether you paint them with adorable patterns, decorate them with pretty ribbons, bows and pearls, or turn them into useful household items. Crafting with clay pots is just so much fun! Most of the ideas are also super easy to copy yourself and are therefore suitable even for the smallest hobbyist. So, if you’re looking for a fun yet hassle-free activity that the whole family can participate in, then clay pot crafting is for you! In today’s article, we’re going to go over 40 of the best DIY ideas you can do on your own or with your little one. We’ll also show you cool instructions with which you can really spice up your garden decorations!

Give your old flower pots a second life

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Incredible, isn’t it? You can also make this unicorn yourself!

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Every sewing room needs at least one pin cushion

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Original Easter decorations to make yourself

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Replace your ordinary garden gnomes with these adorable DIY clay pot men. While they require a little more work than simply driving to the store and buying some, they are definitely worth the extra hassle. They are all going to love you for sure! Children are also welcome to help you design and paint the males. You can use all your favorite flowers for the hair and even swap them regularly to give the garden gnome a new hairstyle over and over again.

There are also so many different topics and occasions to draw inspiration from. Your clay pot man can be an Easter bunny for Easter, a snowman for Christmas, a witch for Halloween or just a scarecrow. You can also make several gnomes with clay pots, hide them in the garden and let them be part of a scavenger hunt. Snow White and the seven dwarfs can be easily recreated in this way.

Your finished clay pot man could look something like this

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Garden gnomes tinker with clay pots – all you need is the following:

  • Seven clay pots (three of the same size for the feet, body and head, two smaller ones for the arms and two tiny ones for the hands)
  • Acrylic paints of your choice
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Superglue
  • Floral wire
  • Container plant of your choice

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And this is how you proceed:

First, paint your clay pots as you like. The bottom pot should have feet, the middle one a pretty dress, the top one a cute face. The two small pots represent the arms and hands. You can use the pictures below as a pattern or use your own imagination to make your clay pot manikin unique.

Note that the pots need at least two coats for the colors to really get intense. So apply one coat of paint, let it dry completely, and then apply a second coat on top. Once the second coat is dry, apply Mod Podge to make your male weatherproof and let that dry as well.

Create templates or paint directly by hand

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Now is the time to glue all of your pieces together. You will need to wrap your arms tightly around your body with floral wire to hold them in place as they dry. If your super glue is particularly strong, you may only need to hand hold it for a short while before it sets.

Instead of floral wire, you can simply use some duct tape

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Finally, put a nice container plant in the top pot. This will then serve as your garden gnome’s hair. Now all you have to do is place your finished craft project in a prominent place. It will definitely get a lot of attention. After all, self-made things always catch the eye and impress with their uniqueness.

Enchantingly rustic! This male looks like he’s about to drive away

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Scary witch welcomes your guests for Halloween

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Your garden gnome doesn’t have to be complicated

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After Halloween, you can replace your witch with this cute snowman right away

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Use natural craft materials whenever possible

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You can modify any of these projects and ideas as you wish to make them completely personal. They can then be placed around the garden, balcony, patio or in the house. Clay pot creations look particularly good on window sills, mantels or in children’s rooms. They could also be wonderful gifts for friends and relatives on a variety of occasions. So try handicrafts with clay pots yourself today!

The Minions from Despicable Me remain a hot topic

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Aren’t these bees adorable!

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Beautify your walls with a succulent wreath

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 DIY fairy garden actively stimulates the imagination

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They can even be made from broken clay pots

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Make wonderful candle holders with clay pots

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Spice up your outdoor lighting

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Every Harry Potter fan would be happy about this owl

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Vertical systems are very suitable for small outdoor areas

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Add more birdsong in the garden with a DIY bird bath

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