7 Favorite Ways To Repurpose Terra Cotta Pots

Of all the things that you can buy for your home at the big box stores, terra cotta pots are one of my favorites.  They’re so inexpensive and can be used for oodles of things besides holding plants.  Here are 7 of my favorite ways to repurpose these morsels of clay goodness.


A perfect and creative wreath for spring and summer!  It could even carry you through the fall by simply changing up the flowers!

How to make a wreath using terra cotta pots with the pots forming a wreath.Pin

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Dress up a large terra cotta pot and its drainage tray with some spray paint and twine for a super affordable outdoor accent table.  Love this unique idea!

Dress up a large terra cotta pot and its drainage tray with some spray paint and twine for an inexpensive outdoor table.Pin

Thrifty And Chic


It doesn’t get much simpler than this!  I use jute twine a lot.  My roll stays stuffed in a catch-all drawer and is usually a tangled up mess.  This idea is cute enough to display on a counter or shelf.

DIY twine dispenser from a terra cotta pot.Pin

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Whether serving a crowd or just keeping drinks handy for the kiddos, we all love the convenience of a drink dispenser.  Instead of purchasing an expensive stand, save money and customize the stand to complement your table by making a stand with a terra cotta pot and drainage tray!

DIY drink dispenser stand with glasses of lemonade in front of it.Pin

Refresh Restyle


 Love the Rae Dunn look, but can’t find it in the stores? Make your own!

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Nothing beats the look of stacks and stacks of aged terra cotta pots.  Display them on a table, on an open shelf, on a potting bench or anywhere else! This is a rustic cohesive look!

The terra cotta pots being used as decorative accessories on open rustic shelves.Pin

Faded Charm

They also make perfect spring decorating accessories!

dining area with table, sideboard, open shelves and terra cotta decorPin

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Do you have any repurposed pots living at your home?  Please share!


5 Favorite Ways To Repurpose Terra Cotta Pots poster.Pin


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  1. Your timing is so perfect, Suzy! I have a large box of terra cotta pots that I almost got rid of and changed my mind at the last minute. I love your twine dispenser~ would have never thought of that!
    Have a great weekend!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

    1. Hi Lynda. I can’t tell you how many terra cotta pots I’ve thrown away over the years. What was I thinking?!?!?! Glad you held onto yours!

  2. Suzy, these are such cute ideas! Love that last pic with the pots on display. That is so pretty!

    1. That’s my favorite one, Shenita. I would LOVE to have a potting bench like that!!!

  3. Perfect timing! I just picked up a large box of terra cotta pots that someone had free at the end of their driveway and now I know what to do with them.