Polka Dot Pot – A Last Minute Christmas Craft

Christmas is a coming but there’s still time to make some quick and easy crafts. This Polka Dot Pot is the perfect container for wrapped candies, in this case mints, or any other candy you would like.  You could mass produce these babies and use them for Teachers, Coworkers, Neighbors, just about anybody on your gift list.

Polka Dot Pot Teacher's Gift  You only need a few inexpensive items to make these:

Polka Dot Christmas Pot from Cupcakes and Crinoline

 Terra Cotta Jar ~ this is about 4.5 inches across and 4 inches high, Red Paint, White Paint, Glitter or Diamond Dust, brushes and wrapped candies.

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.

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Polka Dot Pot Step 2

 Step 2:  Using a round dauber 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. 

Polka Dot Pot

Step 3:  Paint the rim white.

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 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.

Polka Dot Pot Above

I’m taking part in the Handmade with Love Christmas Craft Showcase All Things Home Tours so be sure to check out all the other wonderful bloggers and their crafts ~ all links are below!

Monday, Dec. 9

Marty’s Musings

Crafty Texas Girls

The Frugal Homemaker

Deja Vue Designs

House on the Way

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Worthing Court

Petticoat Junktion

Girl in the Garage

My Soulful Home

Pet Scribbles

Wednesday, Dec. 11

The Everyday Home

Plum Doodles

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Create and Babble

Sweet Pea


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  1. So cute, Mary Beth!
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  2. 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.

  3. 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!
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  4. 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!
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  5. Mary Beth, these are adorable, plus red and white is one of my favorite color combos. Have a great week!!
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  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 !!!

  7. I love that you added a bit of glitter – everything is better with bling!

  8. karen medlin says:

    very cute Idea, and soooo simple!

  9. 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!

  10. Mary Beth…that is so incredible cute!! Your creativity is amazing these days!
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  11. 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 :)

  12. 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!
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  13. So adorable, Mary Beth! And you’re absolutely right- it’s a great gift idea! Sharing :)
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  14. Super cute!!

  15. Polka dots are so happy, aren’t they? Your polka dot pot looks super cute, what a nice gift too!
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  16. Super cute idea! Love those easy last minute ideas :)

  17. This is such a cute project…I love polka dots!
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  18. Mary Beth I love how sweet and easy this is and can be used to hold so many fun holiday gifts!! xo
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  19. So cute MB!! I love polka dots!!

  20. Those are so adorable Mary Beth! I love how festive they are. :)
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  21. 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!!
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  22. Hi Mary Beth, I posted about my version of this adorable craft today; thanks for inspiring me! You can view it here, http://diybeautify.blogspot.com/2013/12/lastminutegiftideaforteacher.html#axzz2nkaajw8h
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  23. Awesome as always MB! What a thoughtful gift and those peppermint candies are a favorite of mine! Happy holidays, my friend!
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  24. I love polka dots…maybe I will make one for my own christmas gift!
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