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Clay Pot Love Bugs a Dollar Tree DIY

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I just love making bright and colorful cutesy crafts that make people smile, so you know these Clay Pot Love Bugs a Dollar Tree DIY are some of my favorite things to create for Valentine's Day!  Simple supplies from Dollar Tree merge with items from your craft stash to brighten everyone's day! The perfect non-candy Valentine for the kiddos to make and share.

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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:

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Here's how to create Love Bugs from Clay Pots for Valentine's Day:


To begin the Dollar Tree Clay Pot Love Bugs, 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. I love Americana Acrylics from DecoArt because they have one-coat coverage on most surfaces.

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Cut the chenille stem into four-inch sections, bend them in half, and then attach a large pom pom to each end with a glue gun and glue sticks.

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Add a face to the love bug with wiggle eyes, and a small pom pom nose, then draw on a smile.  Accent mouth with cheeks created by dipping a new pencil eraser in the paint. I love drawing and tracing with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker from Tombow because it has a large bullet tip and a small extra fine tip.

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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.

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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.

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Quick and Easy Dollar Tree Clay Pot Love Bugs

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! The perfect Valentine's Day gift for a classmate, or teacher. 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!

More Dollar Tree Valentine Crafts

I am sharing a Dollar Tree Buffalo Plaid Heart for my Valentine's Day Door. I experimented with several ways to paint the red buffalo plaid and am very pleased with the way it turned out. Click through and see my tips and tricks for this fun heart.

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Y'all know how much I love drawing and since I always want to try new things, today I am sharing Free Printable Candy Bar Wrappers that you can download and color! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat, these wrappers will cover a full-size candy bar from Dollar Tree. What says “I Love You” more than chocolate?

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Learn how to make Valentine Kisses Booth Dollar Tree Crafts for a sweet treat everyone will love. Instead of a boring candy dish this Valentine's Day make this quick and easy Kissing Booth from a mini crate and craft sticks, then fill it with adorable Hershey kisses wrapped in pink and red foil.

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Are you too busy to make these Dollar Tree Clay Pot Love Bugs for Valentine's Day right now? Pin it for later!  I'd love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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I'd love to hear what you think about this project, or if you want to know more about Dollar Tree Crafts. If you've made your own Valentine's Day projects, I would love to see your creations! Share them on Instagram, and Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #CreativelyBeth

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8 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!

  • Oh, my goodness: LOVE BUGS! This is so darling. What a fun gift idea, too. Thank you for sharing this darling post at the Will Blog for Comments #21 linkup. Hope to see you there with more posts next week.

    • Thank you Jennifer! I create them for every season!

  • Beth, this is super adorable! I just love it. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this cuteness with us at The Crazy Little Love Birds link party #21

    • They are happy and full of LOVE, Stephanie!


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