Clay Pot Toadstools – Crafts by Amanda


These colorful clay pot toadstools are made with terra-cotta pots and saucers that are decorated with bright and cheery paint colors. They’re a beautiful addition to your garden decor and are actually quite simple to create.

Clay Pot Toadstools

Why we love this project

Making your outdoor space feel whimsical and inviting can be as simple as adding a few statement pieces throughout. That’s where these adorable clay pot toadstools come in!

Along with some other fun garden crafts like a watering can that pours crystals and even some beaded garden sparklers, you’re yard will be swimming with DIY projects that’ll spark some fun conversation.

Clay Pot Toadstools

Helpful Project Information:

  • Age Level: 12 and up
  • Mess Factor: Medium (paint)
  • Level of Difficulty: Medium
  • Time to Complete: Less than 1 hour active
  • Cost Estimate: Less than $15.00 depending on what supplies you have on hand

Craft supplies you will need

supplies for making Clay Pot Toadstools

Get full list of supplies and directions in the printable version at the end of this post.

These step by step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this project. Please scroll down to simply print out the instructions!

  1. Remove all labels from the pots and saucers.
  2. Determine layout by turning the pots upside down and begin stacking the saucers upside down on top of the pots. Stack the saucers from largest to smallest at the very top.stacked terracotta pots
  3. Once happy with the placement, decide on the color for each mushroom and then separate the saucers so they don’t get mixed up while painting.
  4. Apply a coat of white multi-surface paint to all of the pots using the largest paintbrush. Paint the inside of the pots as well to seal all surfaces of the terracotta clay. Let the paint dry fully before applying a second coat of paint and add as many coats of paint as needed until desired coverage is achieved.painting terra cotta pots white
  5. Paint the saucers in different multi-surface paints. Let the paint dry fully before applying a second coat of paint and add as many coats of paint as needed until desired coverage is achieved.painting terracotta saucers in light blue
  6. Once dry, stack the saucers by color to form mushroom tops and paint white polka-dots in varying sizes all over. Apply a second coat for better coverage.painting white dots on top of colorful painted terra cotta pots
  7. Turn the now painted pots upside down and begin assembling the mushrooms. Working quickly, apply hot glue between each layer of pot and saucers until the toadstool mushroom is formed. Gently press the pieces together as the glue dries. Repeat for remaining terracotta pot mushrooms.placing saucer on top of terra cotta pot
  8. Place them in your garden to enjoy.

Expert Crafting Tips

  • If you’d like, use varying sizes of clay pots and turn them upside down on top of eachother to achieve a mushroom shape instead of stacking saucers together. If you can find the round clay pots near you, this would work good as well!
  • You may apply a clear coat on top of the finished product if desired.
  • Instead of painting circles with paintbrushes, you could use various sizes of spouncer sponges for a quicker result.
Clay Pot Toadstools in the yard

Add a colorful pop to your outdoor space with these adorable clay pot toadstools. Out of all of our clay pot crafts, these little mushrooms are definitely among our favorites!

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Clay Pot Toadstools

Print Project

Clay Pot Toadstools

Add a colorful pop to your outdoor space with these adorable clay pot toadstools!

Prep Time0 mins

Crafting Time45 mins

Dry Time30 mins

Total Time1 hr 15 mins

Makes: 5 toadstools

Supplies

Blue Toadstool

  • 1 5.5” pot
  • 5” saucer
  • 1 6” saucer
  • 1 7.5” saucer

Large Red Toadstool

  • 1 4.5” pot with one 6” saucer
  • 1 4” saucer

Small Red Toadstool

  • 1 3” pot
  • 1 4.5” saucer

Large Green Toadstool

  • 1 4” pot
  • 1 6” saucer
  • 1 4” saucer

Yellow Toadstool

  • 1 3.5” pot
  • 2 4” saucers

DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints

  • Cottonball
  • Lipstick
  • Canary
  • Sky Blue
  • Soft Jade

Instructions

  • Remove all labels from the pots and saucers.

  • Determine layout by turning the pots upside down and begin stacking the saucers upside down on top of the pots. Stack the saucers from largest to smallest at the very top.

  • Once happy with the placement, decide on the color for each mushroom and then separate the saucers so they don’t get mixed up while painting.

  • Apply a coat of white multi-surface paint to all of the pots using the largest paintbrush.

  • Paint the inside of the pots as well to seal all surfaces of the terracotta clay. Let the paint dry fully before applying a second coat of paint and add as many coats of paint as needed until desired coverage is achieved.

  • Paint the saucers in different multi-surface paints. Let the paint dry fully before applying a second coat of paint and add as many coats of paint as needed until desired coverage is achieved.

  • Once dry, stack the saucers by color to form mushroom tops and paint white polka-dots in varying sizes all over. Apply a second coat for better coverage.

  • Turn the now painted pots upside down and begin assembling the mushrooms. Working quickly, apply hot glue between each layer of pot and saucers until the toadstool mushroom is formed. Gently press the pieces together as the glue dries. Repeat for remaining terracotta pot mushrooms.

Expert Tips & FAQs

  • For the paintbrushes, we used assorted sizes (fine tip, fine angled tip, 1⁄2” flat, and 2” flat).

This post originally appeared here on July 16, 2021.

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