Turn a few simple supplies into the cutest clay pot sombrero craft!
Who knew clay pots could turn into the cutest decorations, use them to jazz up your fiesta or to allow the kids to create something fun and easy for Cinco de Mayo.
Use these sombreros as colorful decorations for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Add a flag with a skewer, paper, and marker to create place cards. Hide some candy inside the clay pot and create a sweet party favor.
Make a bunch of clay pot sombreros in different sizes to create a one-of-a-kind centerpiece!
If you don’t have clay pots and saucers available then paper cups and plates are the perfect substitutes and toddler friendly, too.
Materials you will need:
- Small Clay Pots and Saucers – 3″ pots and 4.5″ saucers.
You can make them any size you want but be sure the saucer is larger than the pot, so it looks like a sombrero.
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Soft Yellow, Bright Green, Orchid, Bright Blue (traditional bright festive colors)
- Rick Rack – assorted colors
- Mini Pom Pom Ball Fringe – assorted colors
- Pom Poms – assorted colors
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Gather up the supplies needed to create this flowerpot sombrero craft and get crafting with the kiddos for Cinco de Mayo or Taco Tuesday!
How to make a clay pot sombrero
Basecoat the clay pots and saucers with soft yellow acrylic craft paint, leaving the top band on the pot plain.
Apply a second coat, if necessary. Set aside to dry.
Paint the sombrero hatbands in bright colors with the paintbrush.
We used orchid, bright green, and bright blue acrylic craft paints. Apply a second coat, if necessary. Set aside to dry.
Once dry, attach a contrasting color of the rick rack to the sombrero hatband using a glue gun and glue sticks.
Trim to size with scissors and secure the ends.
Adhere mini pom-pom ball fringe in a coordinating color to the outside edge of the saucer with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Trim to size with scissors and secure the ends with additional glue.
Stack the pot upside down in the center of the saucer to create the clay pot sombrero.
Adhere with a glue gun, if desired, or leave the pot separate from the saucer for easy storage.
To finish the sombreros, glue a pom-pom in a coordinating bright color to cover the drain hole in the bottom of the clay pot.
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