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Christmas Clay Pot Craft – Plaid Treat Pots

This adorable Christmas clay pot craft is fun, quick, and the treat options are absolutely endless! Let’s get started with this fun Christmas gift idea!

Christmas Clay Pot Craft - Buffalo Plaid Painted pots with candy

Christmas Clay Pot Craft – Quick and Fun Holiday Craft!

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love to share quick and fun holiday crafts (for both kids and adults). This Christmas clay pot craft is an easy DIY project that will let you or the kids gift a little treat in style.

The Buffalo check style is (yet again) a popular theme for the holidays. Learn how to quickly transfer this design by painting it onto an inexpensive terra cot pot.

Terracotta pot painting ideas with Buffalo plaid and chalk paint on dark blue background

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Supplies Needed for This Quick Christmas Clay Pot Craft

Because this is one of those crafts which don’t require a lot of concentration, you’ll be done in no time with this cute Christmas clay pot craft.

  • small terracotta pots (we used these small, but not miniature pots)
  • paint (we used DecoArt Chalky Finish in red, green, white, and black from Amazon)
  • medium flat paintbrush (this makes it so easy when you use about a half-inch-sized brush)
  • optional, ModPodge to seal and a foam brush to apply
  • wrap and treat assortment (see below for more ideas)

Three Christmas clay pot jars painted in Buffalo plaid on holiday background

How to Make Buffalo Plaid Christmas Clay Pot Treat Jars

If you have a playlist on YouTube to which you’d like to add this project, here is our Christmas clay pot craft video tutorial.

Yield: 3 gifts

Christmas Clay Pot Craft

Three Christmas clay pot jars painted in Buffalo plaid on holiday background

This adorable Christmas clay pot craft is fun, quick, and the treat options are absolutely endless! Let’s get started with this fun Christmas gift idea!

Active Time 15 minutes
Drying Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • small terracotta pots (we used these small, but not miniature pots)
  • paint (we used DecoArt Chalky Finish in red, green, white, and black from Amazon)
  • medium flat paintbrush (this makes it so easy when you use about a half-inch-sized brush)
  • optional, ModPodge to seal and a foam brush to apply
  • wrap and treat assortment (see below for more ideas)

Instructions

  1. For each paint, coat the pot in a color (you might need two coats of white).
  2. Mix together a 50-50% blend of paint with black (red and black, for the red pot, for example). Use it to paint horizontal lines. The flat brush makes this easy!
  3. Once dry, paint vertical lines with the 50-50 mixed paint.
  4. Once dry, use only the black paint to cover the placed where the horizontal and vertical lines join.
  5. If using, seal with ModPodge and fill with treats! Video tutorial of 30 minute craft of painting clay pots for Christmas treats

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Ideas to Fill These Fun Christmas Treat Jars

We used these fun gumballs as part of our filler, but some of our favorite holiday treats for gift jars are:

Christmas clay pot treat jars painted in Buffalo check on holiday background with text which reads Fun Buffalo Check Christmas Treat Pots

If you’re looking for more quick Christmas crafts and gifts, try out:

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Christmas clay pots on holiday background with text which reads 30-Minute Craft ideas

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