Clay Pot Love Bugs a Dollar Tree DIY
I just love making bright and colorful cutesy crafts that make people smile, so these Clay Pot Love Bugs are one of my favorite things to create for Valentine's Day! Simple supplies from the Dollar Tree merge with items from your craft stash to brighten everyone's day!
Valentine's Day Clay Pot Love Bugs a Dollar Tree DIY Kids Craft
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Here's what you need to make Terra Cotta Pot Love Bugs with Dollar Tree Supplies:
- Clay Pots, 2.5” – Dollar Tree®
- Chenille Stems, Tinsel – Dollar Tree®
- Pom Poms, Tinsel, Large and Small – Dollar Tree®
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree®
- Paper Doilies – Dollar Tree®
- Rhinestones, Heart Shaped – Dollar Tree®
- Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree®
- Americana® Acrylics by DecoArt® – Baby Pink, Peony Pink, and Santa Red
- Tombow MONOTWIN Permanent Marker
- Glue Gun
- Scissors – I LOVE my Fiskars!
- Pencil with new Eraser
Here's how to create Love Bugs from Clay Pots for Valentine's Day:
Gather all supplies.
Remove the paper tag from the clay pots. Basecoat one clay pot in each color, Santa Red, Peony Pink, and Baby Pink. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Cut the chenille stem into four-inch sections, bend in half and then attach a large pom pom to each end with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Add a face to the love bug with wiggle eyes, a small pom pom nose and then draw on a smile. Accent mouth with cheeks created by dipping a new pencil eraser in the paint.
Create wings by cutting a triangle from each circular doily with scissors. Gather the opposite end and attach the wing to the back of the love bug with the glue gun.
Attach a heart-shaped rhinestone to each love bug with the glue gun. Accent the base of each love bug with contrasting polka dots created by dipping a new pencil eraser in the paint and using it as a stamp.
This is a fun activity to keep the kiddos busy with counting and motor skills. Create these cute Clay Pot Love Bugs in just about 30 minutes and make someone smile today!
They would make great place cards for Valentine's Day dinner, a fun gift for a friend or neighbor or the perfect hostess gift for a Galentine's Day gathering with the girls!
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4 thoughts on “Clay Pot Love Bugs a Dollar Tree DIY”
I just love how these are made and I am going to attempt to make these on a gigantic scale. I have great big tree pots outside and since they’re black plastic I will need to paint them. BUT how I can create the wings (that size) that’s what I have to figure that one out. I’m not sure what to do there but it will be an interesting attempt.
Thank You For The CRAFTY Idea
Great idea, Kathleen! Make sure to get spray paint that works on plastic for the flower pots and maybe use plastic plates from the Dollar Store as wings?? Good luck and make sure to share your finished project with me!!
Thank you Beth for this pattern. Just love it. I shall make quite a few as a thank you gift to my grandkids teachers and other great people.
THANK YOU, Simone! I hope they bring you JOY!