How To Make a Terracotta Flower Pot Man

11 June
I love having cute and interesting little touches throughout my garden and outdoor living spaces.

It's even better if I can make them myself or use vintage items.

I recently added a cute little flower pot man to my outdoor decor.

How To Make a Terracotta Flower Pot Man

How To Make a Terracotta Flower Pot Man

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I found this idea in the Confessions of a Plate Addict blog.  She has more pictures to help explain the steps a little better if you're confused.

Here is how you can make one of your own:

Supplies Needed

How To Make a Terracotta Flower Pot Man

Step 1. Create the arms and legs

  • Cut 4 pieces of the jute twine about 12" to 14" long each. 
  • Tie one end of one of these lengths around a cork (I used small wooden thread spools because I didn't have any wine corks).
  • Thread the end through the hole in one of the small pots. 
  • Wedge another cork into the bottom of another small pot and then thread the jute twine through the hole in that pot as well so they end up stacked on top of one another. The wedged cork just gives some extra space so the pots don't sit directly on top of each other.
  • Do the same thing for the remaining arms and legs.

Step 2. Create the body and assemble 

  • Glue two of the large pots together open end to open end to form the body.
  • Stick the end of the dowel down into the dirt where your little pot man will sit.
  • Tie the ends of the twine for the two legs around the bottom of the dowel. Make sure you have them far enough away from the dowel that the body can slide down over the dowel and not sit on top of the legs.
  • Slide the body down over the dowel.
  • Tie the ends of the twine for the two arms around the dowel at the top of the body just like you did the legs. Allow them to hang down over the sides of the larger pots.
  • Slide the head down over the remaining dowel sticking up.
  • Cut small pieces of faux moss and stick it in the ends of the arms and legs to hide the corks.
  • Plant the "hair" for your pot man. I used Creeping Jenny but any plant that looks like hair will work!
How To Make a Terracotta Flower Pot Man

How To Make a Terracotta Flower Pot Man

How To Make a Terracotta Flower Pot Man

Here he is at a different house 😃 I did make him freestanding when I moved him so he no longer needed the wood dowel but he always had to lean against things after that.

How To Make a Terracotta Flower Pot Man

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How To Make a Terracotta Flower Pot Man
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  1. I LOVE your bunny! It does make me smile. =) I have been begging my hubby for the longest time to put up a clothesline in the back yard for me. I love sun dried clothing and especially bed sheets. My mother had a clothesline just like yours when we were growing up. I have very fond memories of helping her hang out the wash. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

    1. I hope he'll agree to put up the clothes line for your Valerie, I love having one! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  2. Lots of cute stuff. Love your Happy Place and that bunny is darling :)

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Christine... I know how you feel about bunnies! ;o)


  4. Your backyard is so fun and cheerful! Love all the bright colors, the adorable bunny, and the flower pot man! The clothesline looks great and will be nice to have. I love line dried sheets! I need to make some of those orbs...I love them! Have a lovely Sunday afternoon.

    Blessings, Vicky


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