Clay flower pot crafts – 25 cute designs and painting ideas

Brightly painted clay pots can be a real highlight in any garden or floral display, but clay pot people and animals are an even better way to personalize your yard. It’s your imagination and personal artistic skills that make your clay flower pot crafts come alive, but everybody need sometimes a little bit of inspiration. So take a look at these gorgeous ideas that you can make by yourself in a day!

Take a look at all these great ideas for clay flower pot crafts and choose your personal favorite! Consider what you can use for the project – raffia for hair, wooden craft balls for hands, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, feathers and much more! And most importantly – have fun!

How to make Pot People: Endless Possibilities


Pot people can be made in a variety of designs and configurations. Here’s how to get started:

Materials Needed:

  • Assorted clay pots (different sizes)
  • Acrylic craft paint (various colors)
  • Small paint brush
  • Larger craft brushes
  • Clear spray-on polyurethane finish
  • Nylon rope or wire
  • Decorative elements such as raffia, wooden craft balls, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and feathers
clay pot girl holding another flower pot with cyclamen


1. Assemble Your Creations: Use a combination of clay pots, acrylic paint, and decorative elements to craft whimsical figures. Secure the pots together using nylon rope or wire, ensuring stability. Hold the pieces firmly together by tying a knot at each end.
2. Personalize: Let your imagination run wild as you add unique features to your creations. From clothing and accessories to facial expressions, the possibilities are endless. Here are some cute face templates. Put an interesting plant in the pot that serves as a head to resemble hair. Decorate your friend with clothing, gloves and hats.
3. Seal and Protect: Once complete, apply a clear spray-on polyurethane finish to seal the paint and protect your masterpiece from the elements.

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purple dressed man with purple plant hair
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Eskimo figurine made of terracotta flower pots
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DIY clay flower man with straw hair

Cute animals made out of clay pots

From sheep figures to a clay pot black cat, explore a myriad of delightful creations to adorn your garden.

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sheep figures made of terracotta pots


clay pot mouse holding wooden bucket with money gift


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duckling and honey bee made of clay pots

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clay pot black cat with pink ribbon


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Clay flower pot dog figurine with white fur


clay bowl painted like a green turtle


a clay pot mouse and a clay pot cat fishing together

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How to make a frog out of clay bowl

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You can’t meet your prince charming without kissing a frog, they say. Make your own Frog Prince clay craft and bing the enchantment to life. Here’s how:

Materials Needed:

  • 1 clay bowl (17 cm in diameter)
  • 2 styrofoam balls (5 mm, 6 mm in diameter)
  • Foam rubber sheets in yellow, light green, and dark green
  • Acrylic paint (assorted colors)
  • Mounting adhesive
  • Paint brush
  • Cutter


1. Create Eyes: Cut the smaller styrofoam ball in half and affix each piece using the mounting adhesive onto the clay bowl to form the eyes.

2. Prime and Paint: Prepare the clay frog by priming its surface and then painting it with acrylic paint. Draw the eyes and a charming smile.

3. Craft Feet and Crown: Cut the feet from the foam rubber sheet. Pay attention to their structure – a piece of light and another one of dark green foam. Make the gold crown from the yellow sponge rubber and adorn it with decorative elements.

4. Finishing Touches: Paint the larger styrofoam ball in gold to create a majestic orb fit for a prince.

Terracotta garden ornaments

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DIY clay pot lighthouse with integrated solar garden light

Illuminate your garden with a charming lighthouse crafted from clay pots, complete with an integrated solar garden light. Check out the full tutorial in this post.

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wind chime made of clay flower pot with dangling ducks and butterflies ornaments

Add a whimsical touch to your garden with a clay pot wind chime adorned with dangling ducks and butterflies ornaments.

DIY wind chime for the garden made of terracotta pots
a small village with clay pot houses

Embrace your inner artist and let your garden come alive with these delightful clay flower pot crafts. Whether you’re crafting a Frog Prince or assembling a bustling clay pot village, each creation is an opportunity to infuse your outdoor space with personality and charm.