Transform a stack of terracotta pots into quirky yard decor (it's not a planter)

We all know you can transform a terracotta pot into a pretty planter with some paint. But you can also transform terracotta pots into beautiful lighting pieces, garden decorations, and centerpieces with a little bit of creativity.
On this page, there's six do-it-yourself projects that with a little bit of time are going to help you create a unique piece for your home or garden. Most of these projects are great for the kids too, so grab your supplies and get started.
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1. Clay pot lighthouses
Transform old or new terracotta pots into a summery garden accent that's both adorable and useful. This project only requires a little bit of time, a lantern, and a bit of paint.
Tip: Use solar powered lanterns or walkway lights to top off your mini terracotta lighthouses.
These mini lighthouses by Empress of Dirt may not be the beacon of light like their counterparts, but they'll look great in your garden, on your deck, or even lining your walkway.
2. Terracotta bird bath
With this DIY project, you don't have to worry about cost or space. This inexpensive terra-cotta bird bath is an effective way to bring some glam to an outdoor space such as a small patio or balcony. Get the full tutorial here.
3. Clay pot cupcake stand
This simple terra-cotta pot cupcake stand is an effective way to add some shabby chic decor to a food display at any get-together. Even if it is just a simple gathering of close family members, this DIY project is an easy way to make the event a little more special without much cost or effort. Get the full tutorial here.
4. Clay pot drink dispensers
Turn your clay pots into beautiful candle votives with this project from Sugar & Charm. These mini clay pot candles not only can serve as decor but also are memorable party favors to hand out.
5. Terracotta toadstools
Add some color and whimsy to your garden with these toadstools. This is another great project for the kids because they can get as creative as they want, then find the perfect spot to hide it in your garden. Get the full tutorial here.
6. Potted candle planters
A twist on the classic planter: Use your terracotta pots for both plants and a stunning light fixture. This simple project by Family Chic is versatile and is going to look beautiful as a centerpiece or accent on your porch.
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Tip: If you don't want to use candles, stick solar walkway lights in the middle of the planter instead. You can even line your sidewalk with these pretty pots.

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