When it come to crafts and supplies, have you ever thought of using a terracotta pot? Take a look at these Everyday Clay Pot Decorations for Every Season – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Graduations and more!
When it comes to making cute seasonal décor, few things are as versatile as clay pots. Don’t worry—you don’t need a green thumb to make use of clay pots. Instead, turn them into fun pieces of décor to add to your garden, porch, patio, or indoors. You’ll be surprised at all the fun things you can make with a few terracotta pots (or even a single one).
These clay pot crafts will get you through spring, summer, fall, and winter, covering many major holidays, such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The Christmas clay pot decorations are definitely our favorite, though.
From a jolly Santa and his elves to frogs and bunnies, you’ll find a simple project you can pull together in about 30 minutes.
Everyday Clay Pot Decorations
This clay pot lighthouse is perfect for your patio, porch, garden, or sunroom. Go with the light blue, as you see here, for a coastal theme, or red and white if you like traditional lighthouse colors. Add a battery or solar-powered tealight to light up the globe each night. Lighthouses are symbolic of beacons of hope and faith, so this is a wonderful decoration for any home. | Crafts by Amanda
Are you obsessed with gnomes? They’ve been super popular the past couple of years, and if you can’t get enough of them, this craft is a must for your garden projects! You’ll need three terra cotta pots for the gnome—one large one for the body and two smaller ones to make his tall red hat. You could draw some facial features on him, but we think he looks cute as is, with just a simple nose to adorn his white beard. | Ruffles and Rain Boots
This friendly frog will look cute indoors or on your porch this spring or summer. You’ll need a large clay pot and two smaller ones to make his big, bulging eyes. Doesn’t he look silly? He’ll make a wonderful candy dish or cookie jar, or you can use him as a decoration. If you store cookies inside, make sure you use food-grade paint that’s safe for direct contact with food. | The Country Chic Cottage (Seen in our Leap Year Craft Ideas for Kids.)
These flower pot toadstools will look great in the garden along with the garden gnome above. This is an easy project for the kids to help with; your yard will look like a magical fairy garden. | Messy Little Monster
Clay Pot Decorations for Christmas
It just isn’t Christmas without jolly old Saint Nick. Make a clay pot version with some pom-poms, a little Santa hat, some googly eyes, and a piece of scrap felt. He’ll look adorable sitting in a window, on the table, on your mantle, or anywhere that needs a Christmasy touch during the holiday season. | The Country Chic Cottage
Santa needs his helpers, too, so after you’re done with the Santa craft above, make this clay pot elf to sit by his side. With a sweet round face, pointy ears, and a few festive accessories, you can paint him up to go with any Christmas decor. You could make lots of little elves for a workshop scene if you’d like! | Crafts by Amanda
Deck your porch or patio out with this easy and festive terra cotta Christmas tree. Size this project according to its purpose. Use three small pots if you plan to use this as part of an indoor display, or use large clay pots for an outdoor Christmas tree. You’ll need three different sizes to stack together to get the Christmas tree shape. | Totally the Bomb
Use small, single clay pots to make cute Christmas tree ornaments. You can’t get much simpler than this! Paint the pots green, dab on some colorful ornaments, and add a star and ribbon. | Projects with Kids
Turn miniature clay pots into cute little reindeer ornaments for the tree. All you need is a little brown paint, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and a red button or pom-pom for the nose. Make a whole herd of reindeer for the tree! This craft only takes about 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for small children and adults alike. | Darcy and Brian
Make gingerbread house ornaments to decorate the tree or to create your own little gingerbread house village on your mantle or table. Paint pens help you paint more precisely on the pots, so follow the basic directions to make the snowy rooftop, door, and candy accessories. They’re super simple and incredibly adorable. | Projects with Kids
Put two pots together to make Santa pants! This whimsical project would make a great gift for a teacher, friend, or neighbor, or as a piece of colorful decor indoors or out on the porch. The black ribbon belt with the sparkly buckle and the terra cotta pot bases for shoes really brings the whole look together. | Chica Circle
These plastic spoon snowmen are too cute! Wintery clay pots are filled with floral foam, pom-poms, and white plastic spoons dressed up in adorable hats and scarves to look like snowmen. They’ll look charming as place holders for your holiday table or as a cute handmade gift from the kids to their grandparents. | Crafts by Amanda
Clay Pot Decorations for Other Holidays
Channel the luck of the Irish with these adorable clay pot leprechaun hats. They’ll look fantastic on your table for your St. Patrick’s Day party. You could recreate this look with green cups, too (right side up, of course), to make your drinks look more festive! | That’s What Che Said
Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way with this delightful clay pot Easter Bunny. The burlap ears and bright pink bow look so pretty together! If you don’t have burlap on hand, foam sheets or cardstock ears work just fine, too. Don’t forget to hide an egg underneath if you want to make your egg hunt a little more challenging for the kids. | DIY & Crafts
Clay pot sombreros are a fun option for Cinco de Mayo or any Mexican-themed festivity. Fill the brim of the sombrero with candies or make a larger version and fill the brim with dip, veggies, etc. | Scrappy Geek
Give the grad a party that they will never forget with these fun graduation cap clay pots. They’ll be great additions to any table, and they’re perfect for graduation at any level—high school, college, or even kindergarten! There seem to be so many graduations at different grade levels these days, so this tutorial will definitely come in handy. | That’s What Che Said
Learn how to make a clay pot pumpkin, bat, and Frankenstein! You won’t believe how easy it is to turn small clay pots into your favorite spooky characters for Halloween. You’ll need three clay pots, some paint, googly eyes, craft foam, and a few other accessories, but they come together very quickly. They’ll make the perfect candy dishes when you’re doling out sweets to the Trick or Treaters this year.| Messy Little Monster
Thanksgiving doesn’t get as much decorative attention as some of the other holidays, but it should! Turkeys, pilgrims, cornucopia are all great themes to celebrate. These Thanksgiving clay pot turkeys will add a whimsical touch to your fall decor, and the kids will love helping you make them. If you can’t find wooden balls for the turkeys’ heads, try foam balls instead! | The Inspiration Edit
Finally, set the Christmas or Thanksgiving Table with these Terracotta place cards. Easy clay pot table decor that makes a nice party favor too.
There you have it—18 cute clay pot decorations to celebrate nearly every season and holiday. Not ready to start crafting right now? Pin this list of ideas so you can work on them later! If you have made something, share your Clay Pot Decoration with us!
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