Clay Pot Christmas Angel

Clay Pot Christmas Angel

Simple mini clay pots from the Dollar Store along with paint, wiggle eyes, ribbon and chenille stems transform into a pair of Clay Pot Angel ornaments just in time for the holidays.

What you need

Dollar Store Clay Pots – 2.5” in diameter – Dollar Store

Acrylic Craft Paint – Flesh Tone Colors of Choice, White, Pink, Mustard Yellow, Dark Brown

Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Store

Wiggle Eyes, Four – Dollar Store

Chenille Stems, Gold Tinsel – Dollar Store

Sheer Ribbon, White

Metallic Ribbon, Gold

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks



Pencil with New Eraser




Gather all materials and then remove the packaging and labels.  Basecoat the rim of the 2.5” clay pot with white acrylic craft paint.  Let the paint dry and then apply a second coat, if necessary.

Basecoat the top section of the clay pot with flesh tone acrylic craft paint in your colors of choice. Set aside to dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary.



Attach two wiggle eyes to each angel with a glue gun and glue sticks. Add polka dot cheeks by dipping a new pencil eraser into pink acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry. 


Paint hair on each angel with mustard yellow and dark brown acrylic craft paint or select hair colors of your choice. Set aside to dry.


TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you would have to wait for it to dry. 



Tie skinny gold ribbon around rim of each clay pot and finish in a bow. Cut gold tinsel chenille stem in half, create a circle by twisting ends around each other. Attach to top back of angel head with a glue gun and glue sticks.


Tie the sheer white ribbon in a large bow, and then trim the ends. Attach to the back of the clay pot as angel wings.



Cut a 12” length of natural jute twine, tie it in a loop with a knot, and attach to the top of the clay pot with a glue gun and glue sticks. Draw a smile from cheek to cheek with a permanent black marker.

A great family fun craft activity to complete with the kiddos. The perfect place card for Christmas dinner, fun tag for a holiday present, or ornament to hang on the tree!


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