Unique Ways To Use Clay Pots

Who doesn’t like to cook in something with a little personality? A clay pot has warmth, color, and culinary character which no other cooking vessel can replicate. You don’t need me to tell you that they make food taste good (especially rice), but did you know that there are many ways to use your clay pot; not just as a cooking vessel. Today I have for you four highly effective ways to use your clay pot that will change the way you look at this wonderful vessel forever.

  1. Use it as a serving dish — Who doesn’t want their rice or stew served in an interesting way? You can serve any number of dishes in your clay pot, but nothing tastes better than a hot and steamy rice dish served in a clay pot. If you’re looking for an interesting new way to serve your guests' food at that next dinner party, then think outside the box and go with a clay pot — it will get the job done and more than likely get some “oohs” and “ahhs” too.

2) Use it as a flower vase — A clay pot can be used as just that, a vase for flowers. A great way to spruce up the place and put some green in your life is by picking some flowers from your garden and placing them into a clay pot of water. It’s not only the perfect height but also a great way to add some subtle character and rustic charm to your living space.

3) Use it as a planter — Clay pots can be used for more than just flowers; you can use them as planters. A unique way of gardening is by grouping small pots together in such a creative fashion that they form an interesting design on your deck or patio. By combining your clay pots in a variety of ways, you can create a stylish pot garden that will bring life to the outside of your home. The options are truly endless when it comes to using clay pots for gardening and styling purposes.

4) Use it as a nightlight — These aren’t just a versatile set of pots that you can cook in, but they can also be used as a nightlight. A perfect way to add some ambiance to your patio at night is by placing a table lamp on the ground and surrounding it with several clay pots of various heights, widths, and colors. It’s an instant centerpiece lighting fixture that will make you feel like you’re in the middle of the French Quarter during New Orleans Mardi Gras.

Clay pots are truly a vessel for versatility and adding charm to your home so why not take advantage. Who says you can’t eat, drink and be merry outside? Have fun with these cool tips and maybe even get inspired enough to become an entrepreneur — think about it.


The clay pot is a vessel that should be cherished and treated with respect. It can be used for all of your cooking needs, but it can also serve as a vase, planter, or nightlight to add some charm to your home or deck area.

Have you used your clay pot in unique ways? Let me know in the comment



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Charlie Gallant

Charlie Gallant

A published author with more than 300+ articles across the net. I operate my own website: https://ideasforhomerenovations.co