10 beautiful ways to transform clay pots in the garden

Those old clay pots in your garden can be so much more. Sure, they're great planters — but they can easily be transformed into stunning accent pieces like outdoor tables, lanterns, bird feeders and even water fountains.
What's great about working with clay pots is that you probably have a few lying around that you can spare for a project. And if not, they're cheap to buy and easy to find. These are fun weekend projects to revamp your garden, add some design to your patio or brighten up your backyard with a little whimsy.
Advertisement
Check out our list below to get started!
1. Lanterns
This project is simple but oh-so elegant. Use this DIY by the blog Family Chic to create wonderful summer centerpieces, walkway lanterns or patio decorations.
2. Wreath
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. Get the tutorial here.
3. Table
Yep, this chic outdoor table is just a clay pot painted and revamped. It looks like it came out of a department store, though, right? You'll adore this look and the easy-to-do DIY project by Thrifty and Chic.
4. Paint
OK, this one might seem like a no-brainer, but it's hard to resist this DIY by the blog Renewed Projects. The blogger turned old terracotta pots into these shabby-chic rustic planters — you're gonna enjoy creating the transformation.
5. Hanging bird feeder
This super simple do-it-yourself project by the Garden Roof Coop defines elegance. Don't you love the natural look of this one with the original terracotta? Or, you can paint the bird feeder too.
6. Mosaic bird bath
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. Get the full tutorial here.
7. Claypot stool
Looking for a place to sit while poring over seed catalogs and gardening books? This clever toadstool stool is simple to make and will brighten any space. Make one that resembles a toadstool, or customize it in any way you want. Simply choose a fabric and a paint color that suits your needs and decor. Get the full tutorial here.
8. Succulent sphere
Better Homes and Garden featured this unique project, which transforms terracotta pots into an absolutely stunning sphere. It's definitely going to be a show-stopper in your garden!
9. Fountain
Turn your garden into an oasis by adding a stylish fountain made of old terracotta pots. You can't help but admire this DIY project by blogger Flying Kitten because it's simple and beautiful. You're going to love admiring this project all summer long!
10. Garden wall
Advertisement
Check this out! The bloggers over at AKA Design created this beautiful garden wall with some wood planks, chicken wire and small clay pots. This is a wonderful way to separate your garden and patio, or simply make a statement. Fill them up with herbs or succulents —either way, this garden will look extraordinary.
Resources

This may seem a little strange, but after seeing the end result we're totally sold on this idea!
June 23   ·  
Advertisement
If you're looking for a simple way to add a little personality to your backyard (or your camping trip) on a dime...
June 23   ·  
Who would've thought you could turn a drab old coffee table into something so colorful?
June 21   ·  
Wooden crates are an easy way to create inexpensive storage solutions and furniture. Check out these quick and easy wooden crate projects.
June 20   ·  
Is your kitchen in desperate need of an upgrade? Before you try a full-scale renovation, check out these painting ideas that will give you a makeover without breaking the bank.
May 26   ·  
What is exposure compensation? Read on to find out!
May 28   ·  
 
Recommended
Advertisement