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Decorative Flower Pots with Sea Glass

These flower pots decorated with sea glass will look great around your home anytime of the year. I am in love with how this project turned out and I think you will love it as well. Whether you collected sea glass this summer at the beach, or you picked some up from the craft store, be sure to use your collection to create this one-of-a-kind planter pot!
Course craft
Keyword adult craft ideas, clay pot craft, sea glass
Prep Time 10 minutes
Drying Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Makes 1 flower pot
Author Angie Holden


  • 1 Paint Brush
  • Clay tools (optional)
  • Glue (should be able to bond to clay and dry clear)

What You Will Need

  • 1 Terracotta Pot I used one without a lip and smooth sides as shown below
  • 1 jar White Outdoor Paint My favorite is Outdoor Living
  • Sea Glass
  • Air Dry Clay (White)


  • Start by painting the pot with a good quality outdoor paint. This will require several coats. Be sure to paint both the inside and outside of the pot to seal it completely. This will prevent moisture from ruining your sea glass finish.
    Three bags of sea glass, a pack of clay, glue, and a planter on a gray surface.
  • Once your paint has dried completely, start gluing the sea glass to the outside of your pot in whatever design you want. I added my pieces with the pot lying on the craft table. I would then turn it once the glue had dried.
    White pot decorated with blue, green, and clear sea glass on a table.
  • Once your pot has sea glass all over the outside and the glue has dried, you can add your air dry clay. Start by working it into long snakes.
  • Then work those snakes around each piece of sea glass. Make sure it weaves through all the cracks and crevices.
    Sea glass glued to a white pot with clay woven throughout the gaps
  • I found the clay tools pictured here useful for this task. They helped me to work the clay into the gaps and also smooth it down. These are optional but very useful.
    Clay tools and rolled out clay on a light wood surface
  • Once every gap has been filled, allow your clay to air dry.
    Then, your decorative flower pots are ready for planting and display around your home.
    White planter decorated with blue sea glass and a plant overflowing from the pot.