11 things you can do with a clay pot that'll take your DIY skills to the next level

Clay pots are practically a staple in our lives. We use them as planters and they have a great, neutral look that goes with everything. However, you're not limited to just the everyday look of your clay pot. Dive into these clever, creative DIYs and put your pot to work doing something really amazing!
1. Table (h/t Dukes & Duchesses)
Transform an oversized clay pot into a cute patio table! You'll get so many compliments on this easy DIY, and there's a bonus; use the inside of the pot for poolside or summer stuff storage.
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2. Lettered pots (h/t Nest of Posies)
Bring the cute to your clay pot collection with these gleaming gold letters. Fill 'em with plants and give them as gifts to your girlfriends!
3. Macrame pots (h/t The Brave Life)
Hang your pots with pizzazz when you craft cute macrame slings for planters. You can use these with white or colored rope and they look magical swinging in the wind.
4. Lace pots (h/t A Beautiful Mess)
Add some sweetness to clay pots by decorating them with delicate lace. This easy yet fantastic idea really livens up terra cotta pots.
5. Fabric flower pots (h/t Emmaline Bride)
Turn terra cotta pots into planters pretty enough to be table centerpieces using fabric and Mod Podge.
6. S'mores pot (h/t Elisabeth McKnight)
Perfect for those nights around the campfire, these tiny terra cotta pots take on a whole new use when you create your own personal s'mores pot!
7. Apple jar (h/t Crafty Moods)
It's always hard finding the perfect gift for teachers, but this adorable apple clay pot fits the bill!
8. Wind chimes (h/t Garden Muse)
Colorful clay pot wind chimes liven up your garden or patio and give you a creative way to use the smallest pots. ​
9. Coastal planter
Taking time to add seashells to a terracotta pot turns a simple planter into a sensational summer accent piece. The beauty of this project lies in its simplicity and undeniable flair for paying homage to the sea from the comfort of home. Get the full tutorial here.
10. Fairy house (h/t Crafts Unleashed)
Create the most charming fairy house using a clay pot. This eye-catching craft is sure to get noticed sitting on your porch or in your garden.
11. Dip dye pot (h/t I Spy DIY)
Create a cool and colorful dip dye pot to place a pretty succulent in.
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