If you have been following, you know I am a bit of DIY junkie. I love recycling old stuff, but I do it in a useful manner. Now, for those that are new here, I’d recommend you check out my other DIY projects. This time, I’ll show you some useful ways to use clay pots. I know you are probably thinking flowers, but they can be more than just house for flowers. Clay pots are actually very easy and cheap way for adding flair in your home interior and decor. They can be used both for practical items and colorful decorations. So, with that being said, let’s take a look.
Of course we are starting with the classic use of clay pots, which is housing for flowers. But we must give it a twist, and this time, the twist is garden within the garden. You don’t many gardens like this in your yard, but two or three will make the path towards your yard look even more beautiful. They can also be used for adding “garden” touch to an apartment.
For those who enjoy relaxing in their garden at night, you need light and illumination. Clay pots lighthouse provides that subtle illumination. Not too much, but enough so you can see the people next to you and of course, the food. Another way to use these lighthouses is illuminating the stone or clay path in your garden.
Let’s take a look at some more practical uses of clay pots. To start you off, a wine stand. Placing your wine bottles on stands will make them look more sophisticated, elegant, and your home in general will benefit from the it. The goal here really is to add some flair to the interior decor.
Unlike the wine stand, the pot table is more of a fun and interesting way to decorate your garden. Think of a tea party for small children. The pot table can be a great place to leave their juices, food and everything in between.
I love when you can include your children in DIY projects. This project, in particular is perfect for children, as they will walk out of it with a new toy to play with. Do you think many children have clay pot doll? Of course they don’t, and that makes it special.
Not many of us are blessed with living in a house. Some of us have to accept the fact that apartments are a nice option as well. Without going down into the discussion whether an apartment is better than a house, let’s just find a way to have your own spice garden in the apartment. If your kitchen has some brick wall, you’ll get a perfect two way win. For one, you have a great traditional and rustic decor, and for two, you can grow your own fresh spices.
Reap the benefits of aromatherapy in new and beautiful way. I know you can always purchase some diffusers in the store, but making your own is way better. And it gives a much better touch to your spa environment.
For those of you not familiar with culture in Japan, rain chains are a huge deal there. They serve not only for decoration, but also for collecting rain water for household usage. Of course, I don’t expect you collect water for using later in the household, but rain chains are great decorative tool.
I said at the beginning that we will have lots of practical items on the list. This candy holder is the perfect example.
Going back to the garden, I am very much interested in unusual and unique decorations. On first glance, this flower planter looks like it will crumble down in a second. But don’t worry, just follow the step by step tutorial, and you’ll have a great spot for your flowers in the garden.
You can always help a friend in need, no matter if the said friend is a person, or an animal. If you don’t like birds gathering at your garden, ignore this feeder. However, if you enjoy their singing in the morning, this feeder will make a perfect gathering point.
We already had a lighthouse, if you remember at the beginning. But a lighthouse is not as romantic as candles. So, for those of you in favor of a romantic getaway corner in the yard, these candle planters will come in handy. They are easy to make, and very efficient. Bonus: you and your partner can make them together for some quality time.
13. The Pot Wreath
Again, a perfect way to put all your flowers or fresh spices together. You can grow some small flowers, or some spices in this pot wreath. In any way, it looks stunningly beautiful, no matter where you put it.
Once you have a bird feeder, you need to make a bird bath place as well. After all, you want your friends to fully enjoy your company, right? Well, if that is the answer, then make them feel as comfortable as they can in your garden.
If you remember at the beginning, we had a garden within the garden, made with broken clay pots. The goal here is similar, but instead of broken clay pots, we are using several pots, in a tiered way. Just make sure to combine the flowers in a way they go along with each other.
Another project you can involve your kids in. They’ll have tons of fun thinking of critters to make. And you can make it educational, telling stories about the animals you use for clay pot critters. For example, what does the bee do? What is a butterfly and so on. Every time you can have your kids involved in a project where they can learn, you go for it.
Going back to romance, these votives will be perfect for creating a romantic ambience in your bedroom. Or, for your spa corner. If you want more classic and traditional decor for your spa, simple terracotta votives are the way to go.
Wind chimes are one of the objects you just have to have in a garden. They produce such a beautiful sound in addition to enriching your decor. I know most of you will go metal or wood, but consider clay for a moment.
19. Cake Stand
These clay cake stands are very similar to the candy stands we had earlier. In a way, whether it will be a candy stand or cake stand, it all depends on what you put on top of the clay pot. The process for creating the stand is the same.
20. Apple Clay Jar
Think of the endless possibilities for what you can use these jars for. You can store anything you like here, but I’d suggest make these for your children. They are fun, unique, creative and colorful, everything a kid wants to see. Plus, they look like apples.
I bet you didn’t think a grill/smoker can be made out of a clay pot. Well, think again. Don’t worry, it is just as effective as any grill you can buy. The trick here is that terracotta smoker is something you get when you want more rustic, traditional ambience in your yard. If you are the modern type, this smoker is not for you.
Fountains are probably the second item people think of when the term DIY clay pots is mentioned. The first association is flowers and gardens, and fountains are basically the second. The best part is clay pots fountains are so versatile, you can think of any design, and make it happen. Don’t limit yourself to this particular fountain, I am sure you can think of more designs. Just check the manufacturing process, and then you are on your own.
This is one of the best simple and creative gifts you can give to someone you care for. I know we live in an era of Facebook and digital storing photos, but a photo frame is such a thoughtful gift that people have forgotten to use.
Multifunctional furniture is a huge trend in the past several years. And when it comes to multifunctional aspect, clay pots can do it as well. Just look at this pot heater, that also looks like a piece of art and can enrich the interior of your home.
25. A Garden Wall
Now for those that want to take things to the next level, nothing beats a garden wall with clay pots and lots of flowers there. You can even place the wall next to your patio, and use it to cover your regular and boring walls.
If you are counting, this is probably the fourth illumination solution I am giving you. But all of them are different. Some are classic, some are subtle, some are romantic, and this one is chic and interesting. When you want to introduce some color in your yard, and provide illumination in the process, this is the way to go.
27. Clay Pot Horse
We had dolls, and you can also make a horse sculpture out of clay pots. The only function of this object is to serve as decoration in your garden. But you can be sure every guest you have over will ask how you made it.
Yes, even cupcakes can be put into clay pots. When you want to surprise your guests with some unique snack, or tweak you cupcakes, call the clay to assist you.READ THIS NEXT: 28 Cool Summer DIY’s For Endless Backyard Family Fun