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How to Make a Clay Pot Angel

Updated on July 12, 2012

Free Terra Cotta Clay Pot Craft: How to Make a Clay Pot Angel

Hi, I'm the Clay Pot Craft Angel but you can call me Angel for short. People young at heart and kids alike cannot help but be dazzled by my warm smile. I like to think I bring a little peace into the world especially during the stressful holiday season. I'm a fun clay pot craft for the kids during Christmas and I also make an amazing get well gift for anyone feeling under the weather .Christmas Clay Pot Crafts can bring families together during the hectic holiday season. Interested in bringing your own clay pot angel craft to life then read on and you will be shown step by step what goes into creating an angelic clay pot figurine.

Clay Pot Craft Directions

Clay Pot Angel

Materials Needed

1 Rose pot (whatever size you like)

1 Wooden doll head (a size that will sit on the clay pot nicely)

1 chenile stem

1 wooden or Foam star

1 craft boa

6 rhinestones

1 permanent marker

1 Sheet of Foam

1 Jingle Bell (optional)

Craft Glue/ Glue GunMaterials Needed:

Don't limit yourself!

Directions are guidelines. Allow your creativity and your originality to show through and make your Clay Pot Craft Angel one of a kind.


Step One

Take you terra cotta clay pot and wash it off. Wait for it to dry.

When dry proceed to painting the outside of the pot whatever color you want your angel to be. I chose white. Allow time to dry between each coat. Seel the inside of the post with water based poly eurathane.

Paint the doll head to make it whatever ethnicity you like. Remember to allow each coat to dry before appying an additional coat.

Optional: Take your jingle bell and run a string through the hooke and tie each end at the top. Feed it through the hole in bottom of your clay pot and fasten it with a glue gun.


Step Two

Using a hot glue gun or craft glue take your lace and run it along the rim of the pot bottom.

Once applied add more glue to the bottom to secure the head on top of the pot bottom. Allow time for the glue to dry.

Believe it or Not

More Americans believe in Angels (55%) than in Global Warming.


Step Three

Take your craft boa and run it from side to side on top of the dolls head. Add another layer of boa if you desire the angel's hair to be thicker. I like a full head of hair so I used about three lengths.

Now take your chenile stem cut it to equal parts. Glue the stems on both sides of the pots to make arms. Make sure the arms are glued beneath the lace.

Paint your wooden star piece or cut your star foam shape. When dry attach the other end of each stem behind the star shape. It should look as if your angel is holding a star.


Step Four

Take your foam piece and cut out a pair of wings.

This is easier if you cut out your wings on paper first to ensure the size is right. Trace the paper cutout on to the foam.

Take your rhinestones and put three on each side near the middle of each wing. Attach the wings to the back of the pot.


Put a little piece of yourself in your clay pot craft and you cannot help but have fun creating your angel!


Step Five

You are ready for the finishing touches. Grab your permanent marker and draw on the face. You can draw a simple face or make the face realistic. It is up to you. Be creative.

You can also add words along the lip of the pot like Merry Christmas, peace joy using foam letters, stickers or paint.

Now you have completed your angel. Be sure to enjoy your finished project.

Website with Clay Pot Projects

Looking for more clay pot projects to bring to life then this website is for you.

Famous Angel


Gabriel is an Archangel. He is considered a messenger for God. He is first mentioned in the book of Daniel depicted in visions. He later fortells the birth of Jesus and John the Baptist. He is often depicted with a trumpet or a horn. It is thought that he will blow the horn to signal the end of days and the resurection. He also appears to the Virgin Mary.

Cool Facts about Angels

1. Angels are messengers of God and have come to mean any spiritual creature within religious traditions.

2. Angels sometmes guide and protect humans.

3. Angels in art are oftend depicted with wings because of descriptions in the Hebrew bible.

4. Lucifer "light bearer" is an angel that challenges God. He is depticted as evil and associated with hell.

5. 68% of Americans think demons and angels are active in the community.

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    • JackieBlock profile image

      Jackie Block 

      9 years ago from SE Michigan

      These are very cute. I will keep this craft in mind for christmas. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Linda Hahn 

      10 years ago from California

      Love em!

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      sukkran trichy 

      10 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      wonderful art. well presented lens. ~blessed~

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      10 years ago

      Very creative and beautiful clay pot angel explained in simple steps.

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      10 years ago

      Very cute. Also like the info about Gabrielle. Lensrolled it to Decorating With Nativity Scenes.

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      Heather Burns 

      10 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Darling craft and lens! Angel blessed today.

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      John Dyhouse 

      10 years ago from UK

      what a delightful craft idea and so versatile

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      10 years ago

      Great Lens.

    • ZenandChic profile image


      10 years ago

      Love this! Blessing it!

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      Virginia Allain 

      10 years ago from Central Florida

      You've explained it very well.

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      jojokaya lm 

      10 years ago

      I love clay pot angel, very cute

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      10 years ago from United States

      This is a pretty awesome idea with great directions! What a fun craft! Angel Blessed and added to Squid Angel Mouse Tracks in Crafts.

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      10 years ago

      so many ideas for making something cute...never thought about that..thanks for the ideas

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      Mary Norton 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I really like claypot angel.

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      oztoo lm 

      10 years ago

      these clay pot angels are cute and a simple craft idea. So many possibilities with clay pot people.

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      10 years ago

      What a fun lens!

    • MatCauthon profile image


      10 years ago

      aha!!! This gives me an idea for a valentines gift. Thanks.

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      parisfame lm 

      10 years ago

      cool lens

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      10 years ago

      Think the pens is lovely, enjoyed my visit :)

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      10 years ago

      They are very lovely :)

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      10 years ago

      These are extremely cute.

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      10 years ago

      Fun and cute project for the kids.

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      10 years ago

      Like this site, making a clay pot Angel seems to be a great craft and fun time for the family!

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      10 years ago

      This would be a very fun project for a kids club.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      10 years ago

      Very cute ... thanks for sharing the directions!

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      Barbara Isbill 

      10 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Neat lens! Thumbs up!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 

      10 years ago from Michigan

      These would make a great project for little school kids. They could make clay pots angels around Christmas with which to decorate the classroom. On other holidays, they could make figures appropriate for the season ( pilgrims, witches, etc.). If you haven't already included "teacher," "teaching," "classroom," etc. to your lens tags list, I think they'd attract visitors.

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      sponias lm 

      10 years ago

      Wish I had free time and I could make a clay pot angel. I love creating, and I love art. This lens gave me many interesting ideas.

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      10 years ago

      I have a couple of little pot angels but they were gifts. I've always planned on making a few but never got around to it. Thanks for the reminder

      Lensrolled to Angels on the Christmas Tree

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      10 years ago

      I have a couple of little pot angels but they were gifts. I've always planned on making a few but never got around to it. Thanks for the reminder

      Lensrolled to Angels on the Christmas Tree

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      10 years ago from Australia

      Very cute. I'd love to see a photo of a completed one.

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      darciefrench lm 

      10 years ago

      That is the sweetest clay pot angel craft. Thanks for posting it on the Magic 8 Box.

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      Bambi Watson 

      10 years ago

      Welcome to Squidoo! :)

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      10 years ago

      I think the kids would love to make one of these, thank you

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      stuhaynes lm 

      10 years ago

      Nice interesting lens


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