Painted Clay Pot Mother's Day Craft


Painted Clay Pot Mother's Day Craft

Surprise Mom with two gifts in one by presenting her with a flower or plant in a hand-painted terra cotta pot. This Painted Clay Pot Mother's Day Craft is perfect for spring. DIY Mother's Day craft area great way to show you care. Take the time to design your clay pot according to your mom's likes and personal aesthetic so she's sure to appreciate the finished project. She can display it outside or indoors, making it appropriate for the ever-changing seasonal weather. Crafts for Mother's Day don't have to be complicated - use paint and a cheap pot to bring your project to life in no time at all.

Primary TechniquePainting



  • Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics
    • Cobalt
    • Deep Turquoise
    • Turquoise Waters
    • Melonball
  • Water container
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Paper towels
  • Burlap
  • Hot glue gun
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • Terra cotta pot
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Twine
  • Wooden dowels



  1. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the top rim of the pot in Melonball.

  2. Using a 3/4" flat brush, begin painting the pot starting at the top with Melonball and go down approximately 1/3 of the way. While the paint is still wet, use the same brush (no need to rinse) and brush on Turquoise Waters around the middle, making sure to overlap with Melonball.

  3. While the paint is still wet, use the same brush (no need to rinse) and brush on Deep Turquoise around the bottom, making sure to overlap with Turquoise Waters.

  4. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the two wooden dowels in Melonball.

  5. Using the pattern cut three pennants/triangle shapes from the burlap.

  6. Using a 3/4" flat brush, loosely paint the pennants with Deep Turquoise. (Do not paint to the edges.)
  7. Use a pencil to loosely draw "MOM", with one letter on each pennant. Using a #8 round brush, paint the shape of the letter "block style" in Melonball. Rinse brush and paint "MOM" in Cobalt. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the pennants to a piece of twine. Tie knots in between the pennants. Tie the pennants to the painted dowels.

  8. Stand the dowels inside on eitherside of the pot. (Refer to photo for placement.)

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More Fabulous Craft Ideas for You

One fun craft project idea we love to recommend for our readers who enjoy painted clay pot crafts is creating personalized plant markers for a unique touch to any garden or indoor plant collection. These plant markers are not only functional but also make great gifts for the gardening enthusiasts in your life. Another craft project to consider is transforming plain clay pots into beautiful candle holders. By painting and embellishing the pots with different designs and colors, you can create stunning candle holders that will add a warm and cozy ambiance to any room or outdoor space. And lastly, a great project idea to try is making a hanging herb garden out of painted clay pots. This project is perfect for both beginner and experienced crafters and is a practical and stylish way to have fresh herbs on hand for cooking or crafting. By hanging the pots in a sunny spot, you can easily grow your favorite herbs and add a touch of greenery to your home. No matter which project you choose, we encourage you to let your creativity flow and have fun with your painted clay pots!

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