Fun Flower Pot Crafts

Not just for growing, terra cotta flower pots are incredibly versatile for crafting.

Enchanting Rose Garden Cupcakes

Enchanting Rose Garden Cupcakes

Now, wouldn't these be perfect for a baby shower or bridal shower? Display them on a cake stand or set them on the table with paper doilies underneath.

Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

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If you're anything like me, you have many sizes of terra cotta pots in your garage and basement. Gardeners tend to accumulate them. Even if you don't, you might consider adding them to your crafting repertoire. Terra cotta pots are one of the most versatile and inexpensive vessels around and lend themselves beautifully to a variety of applications.

We've rounded up a whole wealth of flower pot inspiration that will hopefully give you some ideas for your next weekend project. Most are easily done in a few hours and many of these projects are great kid-friendly ideas to keep bored kids occupied during those lazy summer days.

Fondant Roses

Fondant Roses

Roll up one piece of fondant to form the center of the rose and add the remaining pieces around it until it forms a rose.

It's hard to think of anything cuter than cupcakes baked in diminutive terra cotta pots, a great idea for a baby shower, garden party, kid's birthday or—if you are planning ahead—school bake sale.

Terra-Cotta Utensil Holders

Terra-Cotta Utensil Holders

These clever re-purposed pots are great for outdoor entertaining.

Having an outdoor party this summer? These clever chalkboard utensil organizers bring order to your buffet line.

Terra-Cotta Pots Turned Into Windchimes

Terra-Cotta Pots Turned Into Windchimes

Transform tiny terra-cotta pots into cheery music for your garden. These chimes are constructed entirely by knotting and gluing — no drilling required!

3: Create Wind Chimes

This kid-friendly project is a great way to ornament your outdoor space with a "look-what-I-made!" thrill for kids.

Treats and More

Treats and More

Fill the apple with gummy worms secured inside the apple in a plastic bag for a fun teacher treat or simply add some tiny school supplies for the teacher like paperclips, chalk, or even erasers. Your teacher will love using this apple everyday!

Photo by: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo by Melissa Caughey

It's not too early to start preparing for (sigh) the end of summer with this clever gift for a teacher that transforms a clay pot and saucer into an adorable shiny apple filled with the surprise of gummy worms. Or create a prety arrngement of ink pens with this clever flower pot redux that features a bouquet of flower-topped pens all housed in a clay pot.

Orig_Melissa-Caughey_penflowers

Orig_Melissa-Caughey_penflowers

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Picasa

Bamboo

Bamboo

Mason bees lay eggs in hollow stems, so gather up some bamboo poles, and make the perfect bee bolt hole. Put modeling clay in the base of a clay pot, cut short bamboo poles, press in the clay.

Photo by: DK - Gardening Shortcuts © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Gardening Shortcuts , 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

5: Make a Bee Hotel

Have a budding environmentalist on your hands? Do your part to save the bees and build them a lovely nesting habitat with this quick and easy craft using a terra cotta pot to make a bee hotel.

The bride's sisters spray-painted mini terra cotta pots in a shiny gold color and planted succulents as a party favor. Hot pink aquarium rocks added a pop of color.

6: Make Party Favors

A bit of gold spray paint, some colorful aquarium pebbles and a succulent make for excellent wedding or garden party place setting decor that guests can take home.

Back-to-School Organizer

Back-to-School Organizer

Keep school supplies or crafting elements together and within easy reach by creating this handy organizing system using terra cotta pots.

Creative Ways to Update a Basic Terra Cotta Pot

Creative Ways to Update a Basic Terra Cotta Pot

Give pots a poppy, rustic update with a peeled paint treatment.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Just want to give your flower pots a makeover? Try one of these techniques to turn plain old off-the-shelf pots into high-design vessels worthy of your indoor design scheme.

Creative Ways to Update a Basic Terra Cotta Pot

Creative Ways to Update a Basic Terra Cotta Pot

Paint and twine can add a coastal chic look to a terra cotta pot.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Creative Ways to Update a Basic Terra Cotta Pot

Creative Ways to Update a Basic Terra Cotta Pot

Terra cotta pots can take on a masculine, retro vibe with a two-toned geometric treatment.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Creative Ways to Update a Basic Terra Cotta Pot

Creative Ways to Update a Basic Terra Cotta Pot

Update your terra cotta pot with a French country look by diluting two parts flat white paint to one part water, then coating the pot with a paint brush.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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