A terracotta pot is a simple way to give your plants a brand new home both in your house and around your garden. But terracotta pots also make excellent craft supplies for a variety of DIY projects. From treat dispensers to holiday decorations, these pots can turn into just about anything. This week’s roundup is dedicated to our favorite garden helper and the many lives it leads outside of the garden.
Gumball Machine Planter
Who knew Buzzfeed was so crafty? This DIY project has been making the Pinterest rounds and with good reason. Its cheery design is perfect for budding gardeners curious about making their very first terrarium.
Beaded Wind Chime
Add some sweet music to your backyard with a DIY wind chime. One Artsy Mama uses a terracotta pot as the basis for this garden accessory.
Star Wars Garden Pots
Terracotta pots are perfect for painting, especially when it comes to creating your favorite characters. Lemon Lime Adventures shares this approach for turning plain pots into colorful Star Wars creations.
Terracotta Apple Tutorial
With the end of school just around the corner, have your child present their teacher with an apple-themed surprise. Seven Thirty Three shares this approach for transforming a plain pot and saucer into a small candy jar.