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Christmas Tree Clay Pot Ornament Craft

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This Christmas Clay Pot Ornament is the perfect Christmas craft for kids! Transform small flower pots into a cute Christmas tree in about 30 minutes.

Your kids will love creating these to hang on the Christmas tree. It’s a great project for preschool and kindergarten children to make at home or school.

Looking for more Christmas tree activities for kids? Check out our Christmas tree cones edible craft, dot marker Christmas lights craft, and printable Christmas tree size sorting activity.

Also, don’t miss our reindeer clay pot ornament, coffee filter wreath, and more homemade Christmas ornament crafts.

Completed Christmas tree flower pot ornament hanging from small Christmas tree.

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Christmas Tree Flower Pot Ornament

I love that there are so many fun holiday themed activities to do this time of year! Easy craft projects are my favorite, and this one is simple to make with the kids.

It works great as a classroom art project too!

Children will have fun painting the clay pots and transforming them into little decorated Christmas trees.

These make great Christmas ornaments that you can hang year after year.

Completed clay pot Christmas Tree ornaments sitting side by side on table next to mini evergreen tree.

It’s a great activity to go along with reading Christmas books!

I love the jingle bell, but if you don’t want to make bell ornaments, you can knot the ribbon inside without it.

Christmas Tree Clay Pot Ornament Craft Supplies

Bag of jingle bells, stack of small clay flower pots, foam paint brush, red and green buttons, green paint, and plaid ribbon for craft project.

How to Make Clay Pot Christmas Trees Ornament

Paint clay pots green on the outside and the inside. Allow them to dry completely, which should take about 30 minutes.

You may want to set them on wax paper to keep to keep the bottom from sticking as it dries.

Small clay pots drying after being painted green inside and out.

Apply a second coat as needed. Once completely dry, use a toothpick or something to clear the hole in the bottom of the pot of any paint.

Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 6 inches long. Thread one end of the ribbon through the hoop end of a bell.

Hand holding length of red and green plaid ribbon strung through bell and knotted in two places.

Position the bell in the middle of the ribbon. Then fold the ribbon in half and knot it just above the bell and again about one inch above the first knot.

Thread the ends of the ribbon through the hole in the flower pot. If you have trouble pulling the ribbon through the hole, using tweezers may help.

Once you pull the ribbon all the way through the hole, add another knot close to the cut end of the ribbon to create a loop for hanging the ornament. Trim the ends of the ribbon as needed.

Two green painted clay pots set upside down with plaid ribbon coming out of hole. Red and green buttons and craft glue next to them on the table.

Use tacky glue to attach buttons around the flower pot to look like ornaments on a Christmas tree.

Add/glue a glittery star on the top. You can use foam star stickers, large star confetti, or star buttons.

Gluing red and green buttons and glittery silver star to green painted clay pots.

Let the glue dry completely before hanging or wrapping it up as a gift for family and friends!

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Completed clay pot Christmas Tree ornaments sitting side by side on table next to mini evergreen tree.

Christmas Tree Flower Pot Ornament

Yield: 1
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make a cute Christmas Tree ornament using a small flower pot with this easy Christmas craft for kids!

Materials

  • Small 2 inch terra cotta flower pots
  • Green glossy acrylic paint
  • Festive holiday ribbon
  • Jingle Bells
  • Red Buttons
  • Green Buttons
  • Glitter Star Foam Stickers or buttons or large confetti
  • Tacky craft glue

Tools

  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers

Instructions

  1. Paint clay pots green on the outside and the inside. Allow them to dry completely, which should take about 30 minutes. You may want to set them on wax paper to keep to keep the bottom from sticking as it dries.
  2. Apply a second coat as needed. Once completely dry, use a toothpick or something to clear the hole in the bottom of the pot of any paint.
  3. Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 6 inches long. Thread one end of the ribbon through the hoop end of a bell.
  4. Position the bell in the middle of the ribbon. Then fold the ribbon in half and knot it just above the bell and again about one inch above the first knot.
  5. Thread the ends of the ribbon through the hole in the flower pot. If you have trouble pulling the ribbon through the hole, using tweezers may help.
  6. Once you pull the ribbon all the way through the hole, add another knot close to the cut end of the ribbon to create a loop for hanging the ornament. Trim the ends of the ribbon as needed.
  7. Use tacky glue to attach buttons around the flower pot to look like ornaments on a Christmas tree.
  8. Add/glue a glittery star on the top. You can use foam star stickers, large star confetti, or star buttons.

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