Race Car Garden Art

4 Materials
$20
3 Hours
Easy

With 11 terra cotta pots and a handful of terra cotta saucers, I made this cool race car garden art piece! With a little glue and a few finishing touches and you can make your own garden sculpture with terra cotta pots!

race car garden art

This project is just too fun not to make!

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Glue two 4" pots together to make the body of the race car driver.

race car garden art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Glue two fairy size pots to the 1.5 inch pots to make the hands on the arms.

race car garden art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Glue the 1.5 inch pots to the 4 inch pots to make the general shape of the race car driver. PS: painters tape came in handy to help hold things in place while the glue dried.

race car garden art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Glue 4 saucers to the 8 inch pots to make the race car wheels.

race car garden art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Glue a fairy size pot to the top of the car, then glue a 4 inch saucer at an angle on top of that - creating the steering wheel.

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I found some little buckets which I glued on as headlights. Use whatever you have or more terra cotta pots!

race car garden art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Glue another saucer upside down behind the steering wheel, on the body of the car. This will hold the race car driver in place. Glue the race car driver to the saucer behind the steering wheel.

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Grab a chunk of grass or pot some flowers in his head for added fun! Don't forget to glue on some googly eyes, some landscape fabric for a mouth and add whatever else you'd like - like a poofy nose and a pipe cleaner scarf!

race car garden art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Make it your own - decorate how you wish. I'm leaving mine plain, but you can certainly paint the pots different colors or add race car number or whatever you wish!

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Click the link below for complete, detailed instructions!

race car garden art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Glue pots together with an indoor/outdoor weather resistant and waterproof adhesive. Glue two 8" pots together to make the car body. Glue two 1.5 inch pots together to make the race car driver's arms.

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