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Other Uses for Terra-Cotta Pots

Martha Stewart Living, March 2012

Birdbath

Affixed to an all-weather pedestal with a strong glue such as Liquid Nails (homedepot.com), a large saucer becomes a respite for your feathered friends. Fill it with water, and wait for winged visitors to drop by.

Self-Wrap Gift

For a present that virtually wraps itself, tuck a few seed packets into a pot. Use the saucer as a lid, and top the whole thing with a ribbon and a handwritten gift tag. (Organic seed packets, by Martha Stewart Living, homedepot.com.)

Dessert Stand

If you're in need of a display for garden-party treats, turn a small pot upside down and glue it to a large saucer. Voila! You've created an outdoor-friendly dessert stand for your baked goods.

Comments (4)

  • 5 Apr, 2012

    Unable to find a kitchen utensil holder that was the right size; I grabbed a new Terra - Cotta pot that I had. I found it was tall enought to prevent my utensils from falling out, yet the wide expanse of the pot allowed my utensils to be held with an easy view of what was in the pot. And if you are feeling a bit creative you could add a few dots and squiggles of paint to match your kitchen colors..

  • 3 Apr, 2012

    Turn the pot upside down on the tray. Then the [filtered word] in the pot is on top. Saw these used in Sweden for outdoor ash trays. Hides the ashes and keeps your table better looking. No butts or ashes to look at. Add paint to match your outdoor decor and there you have it a really nice affect.

  • 3 Apr, 2012

    Thank you . I enjoyed that idea.

  • 3 Apr, 2012

    Great ideas!!!