Red and White Polka Dot Christmas Craft

This little red and white polka dot Christmas craft is the perfect quick and easy gift to make for teachers, neighbors, or just to hold candy at home. 

Polka Dot Christmas Craft

Do you enjoy making gifts for friends and neighbors? I do. It's one of my favorite ways to celebrate. This little polka dot pot is easy to make (thrifty, too) and would be a great gift for teachers, co-workers, neighbors, or even yourself.  

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It can hold little mints, candies, homemade cookies or a cupcake. 

red and white polka dot clay pot
red and white polka dot clay pot


Terra Cotta Pot ~ this is about 4.5 inches across and 4 inches high

Red Craft Paint White Craft Paint

FloraCraft Diamond Dust Glitter 14 Ounce Clear Glass

Glitter or Diamond Dust

Tulip Duncan 27813 ¾-Inch Round Sponge Pouncers, Mini

Craft brushes and round sponge pouncers for the polka dots

Brach's Star Brites Peppermint Starlight Mints Hard Candy, 5Pound 10 OZ Value Pack

Wrapped Peppermint Candies

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Polka Dot Pot Step 1

Step 1:  Paint the bottom of your pot (not the rim).  Paint dries unbelievably quick on terra cotta so you'll be ready for step two in less than 30 minutes.

red and white polka dot clay pot
red and white polka dot clay pot

Step 2:  Using a round pouncer brush, pounce the white paint over the pot in a random fashion sprinkling the Diamond Dust or Glitter over the wet paint so it will stick.

red and white polka dot clay pot

Step 3:  Paint the rim white.

Polka Dot Pot6

Add some wrapped Peppermints or other wrapped candy of your choice...the Peppermints look cute so that's why I used them but so would candy canes or other Christmas Candy.

red and white polka dot clay pot

And that's it! I can think of so many ways to use these and so many people to share them with.

Pinterest photo of red and white polka dot clay pot

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  1. Denise... On a Whim says:

    So cute, Mary Beth!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Denise!

  2. Paula@SweetPea says:

    Very cute! It could be later used in a vignette with some greenery in the pot. I know that anyone receiving this gift will love it.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Paula, and that's a great idea for the greenery!

  3. Jeanie @ create&babble says:

    Oh that is so cute, and makes the perfect little gift! For some reason, I'm a huge fan of red and white this year! Pinning!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Jeanie, and I appreciate the pin!

  4. Linda @ Mixed Kreations says:

    What a cute idea! This would be so cute to use for small gifts. I love the sparkle on your polka dots. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Linda! Have a wonderful week.

  5. Kathy, Petticoat Junktion says:

    Mary Beth, these are adorable, plus red and white is one of my favorite color combos. Have a great week!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Kathy! I'm lovin' the Red & White, too. Thanks for stopping by, hugs, mb

  6. sherry @ The Rusty Pearl says:

    This is the cutest idea. I think i will make one for all of my coworkers. Thanks for sharing such awesomeness !!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Sherry!

  7. Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says:

    I love that you added a bit of glitter - everything is better with bling!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Kelly, and I totally agree...everything is better with some sparkle!

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  9. karen medlin says:

    very cute Idea, and soooo simple!

  10. Marty Walden says:

    This is so cute, Mary Beth! It would be great for a Christmas table, but I might not be able to keep my kids out of it! Thanks so much for joining us on our craft tour!

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  13. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    Mary Beth...that is so incredible cute!! Your creativity is amazing these days!

  14. Samantha Conner says:

    Sweet idea! I would love to receive a gift like this-- makes me think I should make some for my neighbors. Happy to be 'touring' with you 🙂

  15. Leslie @ House on the Way says:

    This is such a clever idea! So cute! Thanks for sharing this adorable craft and it's been a pleasure to be a part of the Craft Showcase with you!

  16. Jen @ Girl in the Garage says:

    So adorable, Mary Beth! And you're absolutely right- it's a great gift idea! Sharing 🙂

  17. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor says:

    Super cute!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Kristi!

  18. Inspire Me Heather says:

    Polka dots are so happy, aren't they? Your polka dot pot looks super cute, what a nice gift too!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Heather, and yes, Polka Dots are happy! Have a great weekend. 🙂

  19. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

    Super cute idea! Love those easy last minute ideas 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Maryann!

  20. This is such a cute project...I love polka dots!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Sharon!

  21. Claire @ A Little Claireification says:

    Mary Beth I love how sweet and easy this is and can be used to hold so many fun holiday gifts!! xo

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Claire! I appreciate you stopping by ~ hugs, mb

  22. So cute MB!! I love polka dots!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Julie! I'm a Polka Dot gal myself ~ it makes me think of an I Love Lucy Dress. 🙂

  23. Lisa@ Cooking with Curls says:

    Those are so adorable Mary Beth! I love how festive they are. 🙂

  24. Cindy @ Diy beautify says:

    I love this SO much!! I made one this morning for my daughter's teacher, but using her colors (pink, lime & black); I'd love for you to check it out...I'll be posting tomorrow!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I can't wait to see what you made, Cindy! Thanks so much for letting me know.

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  26. Awesome as always MB! What a thoughtful gift and those peppermint candies are a favorite of mine! Happy holidays, my friend!

  27. Holly Lefevre says:

    I love polka dots...maybe I will make one for my own christmas gift!

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  30. Cute cute cute! What a fun and easy way to create a Christmas gift. I am thinking my grands will love these.
    Thanks for the idea.

  31. Michelle @ The Painted Hinge says:

    Such a cute project for last-minute Christmas gifting!