DIY Terracotta Pot Chef Plant Holder

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I have been having a lot of fun lately trying to be crafty! It seems as although I’m a little bit more craftier than I thought I was, and I’m excited about it! A few weeks ago I posted this adorable Terrcotta Pot Front Porch Piggy and it was a huge hit! I decided I would try my hand at making my husband something for Father’s Day, and what I ended up with I’m really proud of!DIY Terracotta Pot Chef Plant Holder! How adorable is this? If you follow along over at his blog, Six Time Daddy you’d know he loves baking/cooking and this chef is perfect for him.

I tried to make this guy look like my husband and I think it turned out pretty cute! Like a mini cartoon him, kinda.For this guy you don’t need as much as the Terracotta Pot Piggy, so it’s a little easier.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 Medium Terracotta pots
  • Pencil
  • Paints of your choice: I used White, Flesh, Blue, Black and brown
  • Paint brushes
  • Glue Gun
  • Finishing Spray


  1. Paint your bottom terracotta pot. For this guy I used a pencil to draw on the white apron. Then I painted the blue shirt, before doing the white. Then I painted in the white – doing it this way made sure I didn’t get any blue paint on the white. I did this outside so it dried as I was still painting, which made it easier for me to quickly do a second coat.
  2. Paint the top pot. I decided to do the chefs hat (white) first then move on to the flesh of the face. I had to do a second coat, and after I free-hand drew on the face. I used the back of the paint brush (the tip) to draw on the mouth
  3. Once both pots are dried completely, I used the glue gun to glue them in place.
  4. Spray the finished product and let dry. I did an extra coat after it was dry just to make sure I did get every spot. Then plant your plant in the planter! Easy, peasy!

I can’t get over how well it turned out. I hadn’t ever touched paint or a terracotta pot before the piggy, and now I think they are just adorable I love seeing what I can come up with for them.

We have this guy out front of our house with a plant in it that Jackson grew at school. We had to transplant this plant that was in the plater, to the ground so it is now home to Jackson’s plant he grew and it looks so cute. We’ve gotten nothing but compliments on it and people are constantly asking us where we got it!Perfect for Father’s Day, Birthday or just because – a  chef planter makes any step look adorable! You of course, don’t have to do a chef. You can do many different people. I just chose a chef for my husband and its fitting! He absolutely loves it!

What kind of pot would you create?


  • Reply robin rue June 4, 2018 at 11:39 am

    That is just too cute, Jeanine! I need something cute like this outside on my deck. My neighbors and mailman will love it.

  • Reply Alli Smith June 4, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I once made a referee from terracotta pots for a football party I hosted. Everyone loved it and I love your terracotta chef. I think your husband will love it as well.

  • Reply lisa June 4, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    OMGosh, this is sooooo cute! I would love to create a few of these for my front and back deck and coming up my walk way. This would make a great gift also, I may have my daughter make one for her teacher…thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Bella June 4, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    This is the cutest thing i have seen all day!! I am just a plant lady.. I have like 7 cactus in my apartment. Plants always make a home more homey!

  • Reply Krystal Miller June 4, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Super cute! My mom has something similar only she has long “hair” in her planter. Very perfect on the porch!

  • Reply Reesa Lewandowski June 4, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    This is so pretty!! I love terracotta pots for the summertime. I should try to make this!

  • Reply Terri June 4, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Super adorable. I can see kids making this adorable thing and then planting grass seed for hair. My husband should need silver fern though. 🤣

  • Reply Kita Bryant June 5, 2018 at 12:06 am

    That is such a cute idea. And a very simple DIY too!

  • Reply Heather June 5, 2018 at 12:31 am

    So neat! I wish I was as crafty as you! I need to find some time to do stuff like this.

  • Reply Cathy M June 5, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Your plant holder turned out so cute! You have such a creative side! It looks incredibly easy

  • Reply Stephanie Pass June 5, 2018 at 5:49 am

    That came out so adorable! I’m about to get to work on some fairy garden terracotta pots and I can’t wait.

  • Reply Alison Rost June 5, 2018 at 7:02 am

    I think it’s a cute gift for Fathers this Father’s day especially if he’s really into gardening. It’s a nice surprise to see this in the garden housing its own plant. Love the idea and I’m sure it’s super fun to make!

  • Reply Danielle Fox June 5, 2018 at 8:49 am

    I have never seen a project like this! So fun

  • Reply Bradley C Finnearty June 5, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Such a cute pot. My wife loves things like this setting around the house. I will have to make her a couple of them.

  • Reply Anosa Malanga June 5, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Wow this is so cute! I would love to have something like this on my own. I guess I will be making this one too. Perfect for my workstation at home. Adding up a living things in my house.

  • Reply BONNIE GOWEN June 5, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Oh my gosh! This is just way to cute! I really want to make this for my flowers pots.

  • Reply Amy h June 5, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I know my kids would love to help me create a terracotta person for our front stoop

  • Reply Vyjay Rao June 5, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    This is so creative and the end product has come out so well. This comes at the right time. We need to replace our pot plant holders. Will take a leaf from your post!

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