Make a Recycled Toad House From An Old Clay Pot

Earth Day is coming up April 22nd, so I wanted to do a project that reuses something I already have. Since my old toad house rejoined the earth last year when it fell apart, I thought I’d make a new one and share with you how to make a recycled toad House from an old clay pot. It’s a fairly easy and fun DIY project for the whole family!

I had an old clay pot that’s seen better days sitting out in my herb garden, I thought I’d re-purpose it for this year as my new toad house. The pot was perfect, it had a large triangle broken out of the top rim which will be the perfect toad entrance when I turn the pot over.
DIY Recycled Toad House From An Old Clay Pot

DIY Recycled Toad House From An Old Clay Pot

The pot had a few other cracks, but I sealed them up and painted the pot. You wouldn’t even have to paint the pot if you didn’t want to, but I thought it might be fun to paint the toad house and add a little interest to my garden.

So I wiped it down with a damp cloth, and gave the toad house a fresh coat of paint. I also painted on some spring flowers, and a welcome message for the toads (just in case they can read). I kept it simple since I’m not a fabulous painter.

How To Make a Recycled Toad House From An Old Clay Pot

Then we found a nice shady spot in the garden, tucked between a couple Boxwood bushes to give the toad house a permanent spot. Now we’ll have to wait and see if any toads take us up on the offer this summer. I hope you follow this easy DIY tutorial to make a recycled toad house from an old clay pot for the toads in your garden! They’ll thank you by catching pesky bugs and keeping them off your plants.

Make a Recycled Toad House From An Old Clay Pot DIY project

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12 thoughts on “Make a Recycled Toad House From An Old Clay Pot”

  1. I have always wanted a toad house but thought the ones in the stores way too expensive. This is a great idea and I have a few of those clay pots I don’t use anymore. The coat of paint makes it look like it was meant to be there. What kind of paint did you use?

  2. Moe~ I used a brand called Patio Paint, but any craft paint that says it’s OK for outside will be fine:-) It’s way cheaper than buying a toad house, and you can personalize it however you want! Thanks so much for stopping by.

  3. “just in case they can read” made me smile. Actually I’m still grinning 🙂

    The toad house came out really cute. I’m sure they will love it. Nice job!

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