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Clay Pot Mushrooms

Discover the charm of DIY clay pot mushrooms! Perfect for garden or home decor, these easy-to-make creations add a whimsical touch to any space.

Skills Required: Beginner. You’ll be painting terra cotta pots and gluing them together.

clay pot mushrooms

Hey there, fellow craft enthusiasts! Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to guide you through a delightful and whimsical project that’s perfect for sprucing up both your indoor and outdoor spaces.

Today I’m going to show you how to make clay pot mushrooms! These adorable creations are not only easy to make but also add a dash of magic wherever you place them.

Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just looking for a fun weekend activity, this project is sure to put a smile on your face. You know we love fairy gardens and gnomes . . . these fit right in!

Now, you might be wondering, what exactly are clay pot mushrooms? You’ll be transforming basic clay pots that you’ve seen a thousand times at garden stores into cute, colorful mushrooms that look like they’ve just popped out of a fairy tale.

terra cotta pot mushrooms

This project is all about turning the ordinary into the extraordinary!

Whether you lean towards bright and bold colors or prefer a more subdued palette, your clay pot mushrooms will reflect your personal style and add a perfect personal touch to your home or garden.

Once we’ve painted our pots and transformed them into charming mushroom caps and stems, the final step is to seal them with Mod Podge.

Not only does this give your mushrooms a professional finish, but it also protects them from the elements, making them durable enough for outdoor display. Rain or shine, these mushrooms are here to stay!

terracotta mushroom pots

These make fantastic gifts and can bring a bit of whimsy to any corner of your space. Arrange them among your plants, use them as cute centerpieces, or line your garden path with these handmade treasures.

So grab your clay pots, some paints, and your favorite Mod Podge formula, and let’s get crafting! Trust me, by the end of this tutorial, you’ll be looking at every terra cotta pot as a potential mushroom.

Ready to get started? Just keep scrolling down, and let’s create some magic together!

Gather These Supplies

  • Clay Pots
    • 2 3/4″ pot with 3″ saucer
    • 3 1/2″ pot with 4 1/4″ saucer
    • 4 1/2″ pot with 6 1/4″ saucer
  • Multisurface craft paint – white and red
  • E-6000 or other waterproof glue
  • Mod Podge (optional)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Spouncers of various sizes

Tips and Thoughts for This Project

If you’re going to use these indoors, Mod Podge Hard Coat is fine. I recommend Mod Podge Outdoor for outside use. If you’re in heavy sun, consider an additional UV spray or brush on sealer. Acrylic products are only so durable against consistent, beating sun.

clay pot toadstools

These look great everywhere! I just love them so much.

mushroom terracotta pots

Get the printable how to card below:

Yield: 3 mushrooms

Clay Pot Mushrooms

clay pot mushrooms

Learn how to make the cutest mushrooms using terra cotta pots! These are very easy to make, for kids or adults.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Dry Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10


Clay Pots

  • 2 3/4" pot with 3" saucer
  • 3 1/2" pot with 4 1/4" saucer
  • 4 1/2" pot with 6 1/4" saucer
  • Multisurface craft paint - white and red
  • E-6000 or other waterproof glue
  • Mod Podge (optional)


  • Paintbrushes
  • Spouncers or dotters


  1. Clean pots if necessary. Paint a layer of white paint on all pots (not the saucers). Let dry and repeat for full coverage.Painting a clay pot with white paint
  2. Paint all of the saucers with red paint. Let dry.Painting a clay pot saucer with red paint
  3. Dot the tops of the pots with white paint using the spouncers and dotters of your choice. Use various sizes. Let dry.Dotting the clay pot saucer with white dots
  4. Attach the saucers to the bottoms of the pots (turned over) using E-6000 or another waterproof glue. Let dry completely before displaying.Gluing the saucer onto the base

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