Video:Ways to Use a Terra Cotta Pot Decorationwith Chris Davis
Terra Cotta plant pots are cheap, durable, and probably already sitting in your garage. This how-to video from About.com shows you tons of creative ways to use terra cotta pots around your home.See Transcript
Transcript:Ways to Use a Terra Cotta Pot Decoration
Hi I'm Chris Davis for About.com. If your looking for a fun and unique way to display or contain some of you your household items, think out side the box and try using terra cotta pots.
Use Terra Cotta Pots for Organization
Terra Cotta pots are inexpensive, versatile, come in many sizes and easy to work with. The options for using terra cotta pots in your home go way beyond using them as planters. One simple application is as organizers. During a dinner party or buffet use the pots to organize your utensils.
Everyday Uses for Terra Cotta Pots
For everyday use place a larger pot in the bathroom to hold hand towels, hair brushes and other bathroom supplies. Fill the pot with marbles or glass stones and suddenly you have a toothbrush or soap holder. Move that same pot to the home office or kitchen and you can place pens, pencils and small office supplies in them.
It's also a fun way to store and display simple art supplies for the kids. Use your imagination you can place just about anything in a terra cotta pot.
Use Terra Cotta Pots to Display Food and Hold Treats
Another fun and simple use is as a cupcake stand. You can decorate the pot if desired but simply turn the pot upside down and place the terra cotta base on top. You can even get more elaborate by stacking two pots together.
Terra cotta party favors can be used as place settings, or fun gifts for your guests. Using small pots, decorate as you wish and fill with chocolate or treats. They also make fun bowls for kids for serving snacks.
Back in the kitchen you can use the pots as bowls for fresh fruits or vegetables. Or for those of you with a sweet tooth as a candy dish.
Decorate Terra Cotta Pots
Let your children decorate a medium sized pot and plat turn it upside down, place the plat on top with a large candle in the center and you have a fun family centerpiece. Using the small clay pots you can create a variety of seasonal decorations for christmas, thanksgiving, halloween, easter and anything else you can imagine.The applications for terra cotta pots are really quite endless. Use your imagination and have fun.
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