Race Car Garden Art

4 Materials
3 Hours

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!

This project is just too fun not to make!

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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!

Click the link below for complete, detailed instructions!

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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  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jun 22, 2018

    What are the overall dimensions of this car? Adorable!

  • Tanya Thompson Tanya Thompson on Jul 08, 2020

    Could this car be made bigger ??? I love this !!! So cute.

  • Tanya Thompson Tanya Thompson on Aug 14, 2020

    I have been making my racecar, and I was wondering, if the pots are touching flat for the wheels or did you put something under the pot to prop it up to glue wheels on.

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