Clay pots are used to house plants and flowers... but is that all they're for? Not anymore! People all over the web are busy coming up with unique and alternative ways to use clay pots, from garden lighting all the way to jewelry holders. I have compiled a list of some of the best DIY clay pot projects, and I am ready to get busy, too! I can't wait to get my hands on some clay pots and try #12... it is definitely going to be delicious! Read on through to find out how a clay pot can be yummy — and so many other things! 


1. House Numbers 

This DIY is not only pretty, but it's also practical! I hate going to someone's house for the very first time and straining my eyes reading all the house numbers. Help your guests out by making these beautiful house number flowerpots. You can get all kinds of differently sized pots from the dollar store. It doesn't matter what color they are, 'cause you can spray paint the pot whatever color you want. Black pots with white numbers are great! They are bold, so there is no way your guests will miss these pots! 

2. Bird Bath 

Make a bird bath for your garden that even Martha Stewart would fawn over. The best part? It is made from clay pots! To make this bird bath, you need four clay pots, two differently sized clay saucers, adhesive caulk, and spray paint in the color of your choice. Using the adhesive caulk, attach your clay pots together. Attach the smaller clay saucer to make a base and the larger saucer to the top for the bath portion. If you like the concrete look, spray gray spray paint primer, and then, after the paint dries, you can white-wash your bird bath with watered-down white acrylic paint. 


3. Bird Feeder 

So, you have made your bird bath; now give your feathered friends a place to eat! Construct a bird feeder out of clay pots. You will need a clay pot and two clay saucers. If you made the bird bath from earlier in this article,  you will have adhesive caulk already, and you can use that to attach the saucers to the pot. Use a glass and tile drill bit to make your seed holes. You can paint your bird feeder or leave it as is. Either way, your backyard will now have a cute and inexpensive bird haven! 

4. Potted Candle Planters

These are great for those summer backyard parties that go into the night! These potted candle planters will bring light to your backyard in a chic and trendy way. These planters are much more appealing than those boring black solar lights. Fill a small clay pot with gravel and place it in a larger clay pot that is a quarter of the way filled with soil. Place your plants in the soil, place a candle in the gravel, and cover with a glass hurricane. Super easy and cost effective, too!