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DIY Terracotta Christmas Tree

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE doing crafts with my kids. It’s even better when you can showcase those crafts around your house for the holidays. This DIY Terracotta Christmas Tree is an easy and cute craft that you can do with the kiddos. You’ll have fun and you’ll have great decorations for Christmas!

DIY Terracotta Christmas Tree

What You’ll Need To Make A DIY Terracotta Christmas Tree:

  • 3 Terracotta Pots – For this tree I used the 3 smallest pots that I could find at the craft store.  But keep your eye out for the larger ones as well!  This would look so adorable using 3 large pots to create a large tree!  Perfect for sitting on a hearth or porch stoop!
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush – I used a foam brush
  • Small wood star
  • Hot glue
  • Decorations – Try garland beads, pom poms, or find some cute miniature tree ornaments


How To Make A DIY Terracotta Christmas Tree:

Lay down some newspaper to paint on.  Paint a light coat on the pots.  Don’t worry about fully covering on the first coat.  The paint will dry quickly on the terracotta.  By the time I was done painting all three pots, they were dry enough to start the second coat.  I put 3 coats of paint on mine and got just the color and coverage I was looking for!

paint the pots

Next, paint your star.  I did a coat of yellow acrylic paint and topped it with a coat of  metallic gold paint.

paint the star

Stack the pots on top of each other.  You can secure with hot glue if you would like.

stack the pots

Hot glue your decorations on.  You can use regular craft glue if you prefer.

hot glue decorations on

Glue the star to the top of the tree.


Your tree is ready to display!

DIY Terracotta Christmas Tree

In six easy steps you and your children can create cute decorations as well as create memories that will last a lifetime. These would also make cute gifts for grandparents, teachers, or other special people in your life.

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I am starting my crafts for the holidays. Can you tell me what sizes are the clay pots, please?? I was going to order them on line. Thank you you, Penny

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Will be making this craft with my afterschoolers. Can you tell me what size pots you used trying to order them. Thank you for this it’s such a cute unique idea :)