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Stack Terra Cotta Pots for a Stylish DIY Christmas Tree

Spray Paint Terra Cotta Pots
Spray Paint Terra Cotta Pots

First, use terra cotta pots in graduating sizes and paint with Rust-Oleum Hunter Green spray paint in glossy finish.


Let dry, then start stacking.


Tip: To keep nesting pots from sticking, place a couple of self-sticking felt pads just inside the rim.

Stack Terra Cotta Pots
Stack Terra Cotta Pots

Decorate the trees with ornaments affixed with a glue gun or glue dots. Strings of LED lights would be a nice touch, too.


We crafted these in three sizes to show the versatility of this project. The largest one stands 2 feet, 3 inches high, and would be perfect on a porch. Use one of each size terra cotta pot: 14 inch, 10 inch, 8 inch and 4 inch.


The middle size is 18 inches tall and is made from one of each size pot: 10 inch, 8 inch, 6 inch and 4 inch. Just imagine using it on a tabletop as a centerpiece.


The smallest tree is a 4-inch pot stacked on a 6-inch pot, and it stands 8 1/2 inches high. Consider it a desktop tree or let the kids decorate a few and display them throughout your home.

Decorate the Terra Cotta Tree
Decorate the Terra Cotta Tree

This terra cotta Christmas tree is the latest in our series of Christmas creations, joining the Terra Cotta Santa and Nutcracker and the Terra Cotta Snowman. Many thanks to Home Depot Associate Christine Partin and The Home Depot Community for their help with all of the terra cotta pot holiday projects.