Grab some terra-cotta pots and copy these 8 fun DIY projects

Terra-cotta pots are not only sturdy and durable, but they're extremely useful. You can use them for the obvious of course, which is potting plants, but they also have a much wider variety of purposes, including decor. Because these pots are easy and fun to craft with, why not transform them into something really cool and fun?
The pots also come in various sizes, providing even more flexibility when it comes to crafting. Whether you're using them for seasonal crafts or everyday decorations, the possibilities are endless with a traditional terra-cotta pot.
Cupcake stand (h/t The Artful Crafter)
Though this DIY project is for a Halloween-themed cupcake stand, you can paint it to complement any holiday. This is a really fun way to display cupcakes in the most festive way.
Herb planter
Turn those terra cotta pots into a herb garden! Make sure that your base pot is upright and sturdy. Add rustic labels for the finishing touch.
Clay pot scarecrow
This scarecrow is he autumn DIY you've been looking for. With some hemp string, a few tiny terracotta pots, and some creativity - you're going to have some adorable little scarecrows to display in the home, or on the front porch.
Wreath (h/t From Glitter to Gumdrops)
What a fun way to express your love of gardening and plants. This wreath, made with tiny clay pots, is charming and whimsical, and definitely a conversation starter.
Drink dispenser
Paint your pots, and then turn them on their heads. Your pots go from planters to the perfect outdoor piece that'll have your guests wondering when you got so creative.
'Broken' planter
Who says broken isn't perfect? Now you can take a broken terracotta pot and turn it into a gorgeous planter. Add your favorite succulents and decorate with stones and moss of your choice.
Votive candles (h/t Sugar and Charm)
A little rustic but a lot pretty, terra-cotta pots make beautiful votive candles. They become a lovely table centerpiece for dining al fresco when the weather's nice or perfect for reception decor.
Mosaic pots
If you want a more upscale, bespoke planter look, you should try this mosaic effect. You can create this effect using broken china. Instantly, your plain, boring terra cotta pots will turn into beautiful art pieces.
Wind chimes (h/t Garden Muse)
Colorful wind chimes revitalize and refresh a garden space with their bold shades and soft sounds. They're easy and fun to make, too.
Seashell planter
Perhaps beachy is more your style. Simply arrange the shells by size and glue them onto a terra cotta pot until the entire surface is covered. Plant your succulents, and enjoy your new seashell-covered planter!
Apple jar (h/t Crafty Moods)
A cute gift for teachers or an adorable storage solution for your kitchen, this apple jar is absolutely irresistible. Use mini pots to make small apples that are really eye-catching and useful.
Coastal-style planter
Add sand to your terra cotta planters for that coastal vibe. Once dry, top off with some nautical-looking ribbon and statement seashells.
Mosaic bird bath (h/t Craft Ideas)
Make a visually appealing bird bath for your garden using a clay pot and mosaic supplies. Create the design you like using any colors to complement your outdoor decor and bring the birds to visit.
Plant stand
Wooden crates aren't just used for the inside. You can stack them creatively and build a garden planter outside in a patio area. Finish it off by decorating with your favorite green friends. Check out how in the video below.
Got an old tomato cage? Rather than tossing it out, try the technique below
Learn how to transform a wire tomato cage into a plant stand with help from the video below. ​
Beachy sand planter
Ever wanted a coastal style planter that reminded you of the beach? You're in luck. The following tutorial shows you how make a covered planter featuring seashells and other beachy accessories of your choosing.
Grab two plant wire baskets and adds lights. You'll fall in love with this easy craft
Plant wire baskets transform into a chic chandelier, thanks to instructions from the video below.
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