Build Your Own “Terra-Cotta Table” #TigerStrypesBlog 30

How To Make aTerra-Cotta Table

#TBCCrafters Hop

I get the Lowes Creative Ideas magazine and love it!!  There are always some great ideas for indoor and outdoor and you can pick according to your budget.  I saw this one a long time ago and never had a chance to put it together.  Figure with the weather still nice here in the mountains of AZ, it would be perfect to use for some plants on the patio, or even as a side table for the hammock, if needed.  You could put your book, drink and whatever else on there and enjoy some rest.  It was very easy to make and only cost about $30.  My son, Dylan, helped with most of it, so thank you son!!

I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on and share this #TBCCrafters craft!!

Terra-Cotta Table

Materials/Tools Used: 

  • (2) 12″ Pots
  • (1) 12.25″ Saucer
  • (2) 0.5″ x 2″ Fender Washers
  • (2) 2″ Rubber Washers
  • 0.5″ x 2″ Galvanized Hex Bolt
  • 0.5″ Galvanized Hex Nut
  • & Time!
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Put the two pots on their sides, with the drain holes facing each other.

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Place a fender washer on the 2″ hex bolt followed by a rubber washer.

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Insert the bolt through the holes of both pots. Add the other rubber washer, fender washer, and nut. Tighten the nut just enough to pull the pots together.  Use your fingers for this – if you use a wrench, it might get too tight and break the clay pots.

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Place the piece where you want it to be, and put the saucer into the top opening.  You might have to wiggle it just a bit to get it flat.

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Now you are done!  Simple to make and one that I will definitely be making more of in my yard.  Would be perfect for parties, a bird bath, feeder or like this plant stand!

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Hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.” –Isaiah 64:8


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[…] Tiger Strypes was feeling crafty outdoors with her creative use of terra-cotta pots. […]

7 years ago

Cute and easy idea! I could use this on my front porch. #HomeMattersParty

sahana ajeethan
7 years ago

This is such a great idea for outdoors. #Homemattersparty

Life With Lorelai
7 years ago

That’s a fun idea for the garden or patio. Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at the #HomeMattersParty ! 🙂

Life With Lorelai

michelle james
7 years ago

I just love this! Such a great idea! #HomeMattersParty

Julie Briggs
7 years ago

Great idea for the garden – thank you for sharing #HomeMattersparty

Crystal Green
7 years ago

This is a brilliant idea. I like how you keep coming up with short simple DIY projects that look awesome when you’re done.

Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty.

bee turck
7 years ago

really cool! Great little outdoor addition- thanks for sharing at #homemattersparty – always interested to see what DIY’s you’re working on! 🙂 bee

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

What a great idea! Seems like a pretty simple DIY project. Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at the #HomeMattersParty – you’re lovely! 🙂

Life With Lorelai

Shann Eva
8 years ago

That is so cute! I’m going to have my husband make one this spring. It’s really great to be co-hosting #HomeMattersParty with you this month!

Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog

Super cute and sooooo simple! Thanks for sharing. I’m having fun co-hosting with you at the #HomeMattersParty – have a great weekend.


[…] Tiger Strypes was feeling crafty outdoors with her creative use of terra-cotta pots. […]

Dawn Pruitt
9 years ago

Love it! Cool and functional! I would paint it!

Andrea Kruse
9 years ago

I love how you secured the pots together. That looks nice and stable! It would even be fun to paint some designs on them. Love the color and look of natural terra cotta.

Rose Powell
9 years ago

That is a fabulous outdoor “stand/table”… So many uses… Pinning!

Lois Jones
9 years ago

Jamie, this is so cool! I’m gonna steal the idea. I have several places i could use one of these. Thanks!!