Christmas Crafts With Small Terra Cotta Pots

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Christmas Crafts With Small Terra Cotta Pots
Terra cotta pots, like these found at lawn and garden stores, can be used for Christmas crafts. (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

Although terra cotta pots are generally thought of as being used for gardening and potting plants, they can be put to other uses, such as pencil holders. They can also be used for Christmas crafts and decorations.

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Angel

Turn a terra cotta pot upside down. Glue a wooden ball or bead to the bottom of the pot for the head. Cut wings out of white construction paper. Decorate them with silver and/or white glitter. Glue them to the back of the angel's body. Twist a small length of gold pipe cleaner into a circle. Glue onto the angel's head for the halo. Paint on facial features.

Snowman

You will need 3 terra cotta pots of graduated sizes: one for the head, one for the body and one for the bottom. Stack the pots with the largest on the bottom and the smallest on top. Glue the pots together in this configuration. Paint the pots with white acrylic paint. When the paint is dry, add face and body details using small beads and buttons. Glue small sticks onto the body part of the snowman for arms. Add a scarf or a hat if you like.

Miniature Tree Pots

Miniature Christmas trees can be purchased at craft stores. Find one that will fit in the bottom of your terra cotta pot. Place a lump of modelling clay in the bottom of the clay pot and push the stem of the tree down through the clay to hold it upright. Decorate your tree with miniature tree ornaments.

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