Cinco de Mayo Terra Cotta Pot Sombreros

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Perhaps the most festive spring holiday falls on May 5th, you know – Cinco de Mayo!

Today we’re making sombreros using small clay terra cotta pots, and of course, I’m sharing this festive tutorial with you! Don’t forget to check out my Cinco de Mayo dessert tacos, too!

Terra Cotta Pot Clay Sombrero Hats! Learn how to make these EASY DIY terra cotta pot sombrero Cinco de Mayo crafts!

Aside from all the great food that we’ll be making to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we’re breaking out the paint and clay pots to make easy Cinco de Mayo sombrero candy holders.

Cinco de Mayo Crafts – Terra Cotta Sombreros

These clay pot sombrero hats are great for a number of uses.

You can make small sombreros and use them for name placeholders, filled with M&M’s at your Cinco de Mayo party.

These Mexican sombrero crafts are super fun and festive, you can also get larger terra cotta pots and use them as flower holders, other Mexican party decorations, or even as garden decorations.

Cinco de Mayo Terra Cotta Pot Sombrero Crafts

This terra cotta pot craft is really simple and quite inexpensive.

All you’ll need is a terra cotta pot, a terra cotta saucer, and your decorations; paint, and other festive craft decorations.

It’s your hat, put your own spin on it!

So, whattaya say – let’s make terra cotta pot sombreros!


  • Terra cotta clay pots (get them here)
  • Terra cotta clay saucers (get them here)
  • Food Grade Paint (I used red, green, and yellow)
  • Glue (I used contact cement)
  • M&M’s candies
  • Other decorations – optional

Terra Cotta Clay Pot Sombrero Hats

I’m starting with four clay pots, four clay saucers, and three different color paints, red, yellow, and green.

Those are the best three Mexican party colors, right? Sure! I think they’ll mix and match well, too.

Sombreros Made with Terra Cotta Pots

Paint The Clay Pots

I spray paint each pot and saucer set one color. This will be our base color. One clay pot will be colored red, another green, the third yellow, and the fourth set, we’ll see.

Aren’t these clay pot sombreros going to turn out great!?

Spray on light coats of spray paint and apply a second or third coat if necessary.

Alternatively, you can use acrylic paint and a brush if you wish.

We got a little crazy with one of the pots and saucers and sprayed all three colors on it.

Actually, in hindsight, I think we would have sprayed all three colors on them and called it a day – because I really liked the way it turned out!

Clay pot Cinco de Mayo crafts

But, we didn’t spray multiple colors on all of them, so we’ll dress up this craft by applying complementary color designs with paint using a foam brush.

For the green pot, we’ll add red and yellow-painted designs, for the red pot we’ll add yellow-painted designs, and for the yellow pot, we’ll add green and red painted designs.

Get creative with this part, paint them however you wish!

We used foam brushes and painted the rims of the pots and saucers before adding some stipples, lines, and dots.

Cinco de Mayo Crafts with Clay Pots

Gluing The Clay Pot Sombrero Hats Together

Next, add a bead of contact cement or other glue to the rim of the pot, then flip it over and stick it to the center of the inside of the saucer.

Gluing Terra Cotta Pot to Make Clay Pot Sombrero

Use as many or as few decorations as you’d like for this craft, the possibilities are limitless!

You can use anything and everything from paint, to pipe cleaners, glue, and glitter – dress your sombrero crafts anyway you want.

Get the kids involved and make it a party!

Cinco de Mayo Sombreros Terra Cotta Clay Pots

Cinco de Mayo Party Craft

For us, we just used paint for decoration.

However, we’re filling our sombrero hat brims M&M’s candies!

These give the clay pot a fun, festive and tasty decoration that everyone will love!

Terra cotta pot sombreros Cinco de Mayo crafts

This really is a fun Cinco de Mayo craft project that even the kids can get involved with.

You may remember the M&M’s Flavor Vote and I loved the Chili Nut M&Ms, but ultimately, the Coffee Nut variety won!

M&M's Chili Nut, Honey Nut and Coffee Nut Candy

Try this easy 5th of May project…it’ll add a little spice to your party with these clay pot sombreros!

Clay Pot Sombreros

Looking for another craft idea, try this acrylic paint pour!

Check out more great ideas here!

Join the Conversation

  1. Those are adorable! My husband LOVES the combination of sweet and spicy! This would make a great centerpiece!

  2. Melissa says:

    These are super cute, I would love to try to make them. Really loving the colors!

  3. Crystal says:

    Those are so much fun. A fiesta-themed party is a pretty common theme around here, so I’ve got a stockpile of supplies. These pots will be a great addition.

  4. Those Sombreros are adorable! For some reason, Cinco de Mayo always gets lost in the shuffle in our house. However, my husband just mentioned it the other day, so I am planning a special meal!

  5. I love this idea! What a fun crafts to do and I love the addition of the M&M’s. Fun for Cinco de Mayo.

  6. These are exactly what I needed for our cinco de mayo crafting project at the nursing home. I’m headed to the store to get the supplies for these now thank you so much!

  7. Samantha K says:

    This is such a fun DIY! I love that the sombreros can be used for decor, place holders and/or candy holders. #client

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