This DIY Clay Pot Carrot Easter Craft is Too Cute

This clay pot carrot treat jar was fast and easy to make. I picked up what I needed at the Dollar Tree and a craft store but check your stash and see if you have everything you need on hand.

The little ones love to help with easy Easter craft ideas like this, so hand them a foam brush and some paint. Older kids can help with cutting the felt or raffia, and all ages will love to fill this with treats!

Horizontal image close up of an orange clay pot carrot treat jar placed on a white wood background sprinkled with Easter candy and a set of six white eggs in a cardboard tray.
This easy DIY clay pot carrot treat jar is a great idea to add a pop of color, gift some goodies, or make larger for a porch display.

Clay Pot Carrot

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, decorating for Easter is pretty easy. Carrots, eggs, and bunnies dominate my displays for tiered trays, bookcases, and even on tables. Our color palette is pretty forgiving, so I love finding a fun way to bring it all together while adding in pops of color for each holiday.

I needed a treat jar for my Easter themed kitchen tray – who doesn’t? – and this idea came to me as I was cleaning out the paint stash in my craft room. This treat jar is fast to make and can be used inside as Easter decor or scaled up and placed on a porch. If you’re ready to make this fun Easter craft, let’s get started.

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Close up image of a terra cotta pot painted orange to resemble a carrot  with twine and green felt placed on a white wood background.
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Tips to Make Terra Cotta Pot Carrot

  • I was able to find all my supplies for this clay pot carrot at the Dollar Tree. You might even find them in your craft room. :)
  • You can make this into a large for a porch display and now that I thought of it, I can’t wait to try it. One tip: if you plan to keep your terra cotta pot carrot outside, use outdoor acrylic paint like this. It is formulated for outdoor projects and is going to weather a little better in the sun, wind and rain. I always use a UV spray sealant, as well.
  • This easy carrot jar made from a clay pot is perfect as an Easter tiered tray idea. I decided to make a candy dish out of it which is why the top is removable, but you can use it as strictly decor and secure the top. There are no rules here.
  • For the top greenery, you can use faux greens, felt, raffia, or even fabric strips. Use what you have on hand.
Square image of a carrot made from a terra cotta pot painted orange and filled with candy placed on a white wood background.

How Do I Make This Clay Pot Carrot?

Below is the written and printable tutorial. This is a very, very quick craft so be sure to check out some more of my easy Spring and Easter crafts below.

Yield: 1 DIY Clay Pot Carrot

DIY Clay Pot Carrot

clay pot carrot craft

Such a simple and fun Easter craft, this easy clay pot carrot is so easy, you can make several in just a few minutes!

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • 4-inch Terra Cotta Clay Pot
  • 4-inch Terra Cotta Clay Saucer
  • 9 by 12-inch Dark Green Craft Felt Sheet
  • Natural Jute Twine
  • Acrylic Craft Paint in Bright Orange, Primary Orange, and Dark Orange


  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler
  • Black Permanent Marker


  1. Paint the outside of the terra cotta pot and the bottom of the saucer with the primary orange paint then allow it to dry completely. If desired, add a second coat and allow it to dry as well.
  2. Apply random strokes of the bright orange and dark orange paint to add a bit of carrot-looking texture.
  3. Measure and cut out a 4 by 9-inch portion of dark green felt and cut out random-width fringe along the longer side, leaving about 1 inch intact for rolling.
  4. Working in 2-3-inch long sections, place a line of hot glue along the solid section of the fringed felt pieces and roll it tightly together. You should have a long, fringed carrot top when completed.
  5. Hot glue the carrot top to the middle of the clay saucer. Allow the glue to cool completely before letting go so it doesn't fall over.
  6. Fill the pot as desired then close the pot by putting the clay saucer on top of the pot, bottom up.
  7. Cut three lengths of twine about 36-inches long then wrap it around the pot and tie them together at the carrot top with a bow.  Knot the ends of the twine and enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make a clay pot carrot


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More Easy Easter Crafts You Might Like

  • DIY Bunny Coasters – These Dollar Tree Easter bunny coasters are another very, very quick craft that look amazing in your decor or trays.
  • Farmhouse Carrot Wreath – A Dollar Tree craft you can really love, this easy carrot wreath is so cute and perfect for the porch!
  • Easter Egg Ideas for Decor – If you want a few great ideas for decorating with Easter eggs this spring, these are the best tutorials you’ll find!
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