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.
It can hold little mints, candies, homemade cookies or a cupcake.
Terra Cotta Pot ~ this is about 4.5 inches across and 4 inches high
Red Craft Paint White Craft Paint
Glitter or Diamond Dust
Craft brushes and round sponge pouncers for the polka dots
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.
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.
Step 3: Paint the rim white.
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.
And that's it! I can think of so many ways to use these and so many people to share them with.
So cute, Mary Beth!
Thank you so much, Denise!
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.
Thank you, Paula, and that's a great idea for the greenery!
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!
Thank you, Jeanie, and I appreciate the pin!
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!
Thanks for stopping by, Linda! Have a wonderful week.
Mary Beth, these are adorable, plus red and white is one of my favorite color combos. Have a great week!!
Thanks so much, Kathy! I'm lovin' the Red & White, too. Thanks for stopping by, hugs, mb
This is the cutest idea. I think i will make one for all of my coworkers. Thanks for sharing such awesomeness !!!
Thank you, Sherry!
I love that you added a bit of glitter - everything is better with bling!
Thanks, Kelly, and I totally agree...everything is better with some sparkle!
very cute Idea, and soooo simple!
Thank you, Karen!
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!
Mary Beth...that is so incredible cute!! Your creativity is amazing these days!
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 🙂
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!
So adorable, Mary Beth! And you're absolutely right- it's a great gift idea! Sharing 🙂
Thank you, Kristi!
Polka dots are so happy, aren't they? Your polka dot pot looks super cute, what a nice gift too!
Thank you, Heather, and yes, Polka Dots are happy! Have a great weekend. 🙂
Super cute idea! Love those easy last minute ideas 🙂
Thanks so much, Maryann!
This is such a cute project...I love polka dots!
Thanks so much, Sharon!
Mary Beth I love how sweet and easy this is and can be used to hold so many fun holiday gifts!! xo
Thank you, Claire! I appreciate you stopping by ~ hugs, mb
So cute MB!! I love polka dots!!
Thanks, Julie! I'm a Polka Dot gal myself ~ it makes me think of an I Love Lucy Dress. 🙂
Those are so adorable Mary Beth! I love how festive they are. 🙂
Thank you, Lisa!
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!!
I can't wait to see what you made, Cindy! Thanks so much for letting me know.
Hi Mary Beth, I posted about my version of this adorable craft today; thanks for inspiring me! You can view it here, https://diybeautify.blogspot.com/2013/12/lastminutegiftideaforteacher.html#axzz2nkaajw8h
Awesome as always MB! What a thoughtful gift and those peppermint candies are a favorite of mine! Happy holidays, my friend!
I love polka dots...maybe I will make one for my own christmas gift!
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.
Such a cute project for last-minute Christmas gifting!