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Learn how to make a DIY clay pot rain chain using dollar store pots.

Welcome to Our Crafty Mom! Today I’m so excited to share a DIY Clay Pot Rain Chain! Have you ever heard of a rain chain?

I never did until a couple of years ago my former neighbor added a really cool copper one to her gutters.  It was love at first sight!


You can put them anywhere they are exposed to rain. Obviously the downspout is a great place to hang it, not only because of the rain, but also because it looks so lovely on the house in place of gutters.

There are so many varieties such as this awesome watering can style from Amazon

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If you have visited Our Crafty Mom before, you know how cheap  thrifty I am! Also, I really enjoy creating-it is definitely a stress reliever for me.

I searched Pinterest for DIY Rain Chains and one of my favorite blogs All Things Heart and Home had one made with clay pots!

Here is the link to her beautiful rain chain All Things Heart and Home 

Here is mine:

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Please ignore the peeling bench in the background! That is my next project 🙂 I really love how it turned out.

It is supposed to rain tonight-if it does I will run outside and take a video-really I will make my daughter run out!

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**Updated bench makeover**

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DIY Clay Pot Rain Chain


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As I live in a Townhouse I cannot attach it to the gutter, so I decided to put it right by the front entry, where it is exposed to rain.  Here is how I made it:

Clay Pot Rain Chain Supplies

  • 6 small clay pots-Dollar Store
  • clay saucer
  • white chalk paint
  • washers
  • black chain 8 ft
  • Bag of River Rocks-Dollar Store
  • Shepherds Hook

First, I gave the pots and saucer a light coat of white chalk paint. You can totally leave it natural if you like. I divided the chain evenly among the clay pots and used a washer at the end of each pot.

The hole on the bottom of the pot was not big enough to fit the chain, so I used a screwdriver to make it bigger. Be careful though because the pot will break if you use too much pressure.

Leave extra chain for the last clay pot, as you will want to sit this in the saucer and cover it with the river rocks to support it.

I hung it on a double shepherds hook and put a beautiful hanging plant on the other hook.

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All together, this cost under $15 to make-minus the shepherds hook, which I already had.

You could also use the little hanging tin cups from the Dollar Store, which would be adorable!  

How about a collection of small tea pots? The possibilities are endless! I hope this will inspire you to make your own rain chain-like Robin from All Things Heart and Home inspired me!


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Wednesday 30th of May 2018

What a cute idea!! Thank you for sharing with us!!


Tuesday 8th of May 2018

I love these and besides being practical they look so nice hanging outside your home. Your's turned out very pretty! Thank you for sharing it on Party in Your PJ's!


Saturday 5th of May 2018

So cool. I wish it would rain more in SoCal to really enjoy something like this. I think it must be so relaxing to watch.

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