I've had several different phases where I got really obsessed with clay and lately I can feel it coming on again! I love polymer clay and also air dry clays that can be found at the craft store. Emma just picked up a bunch of metal clay and I'm really excited to see what she does with it! Anyway- we like clay.
These tiny planters are easy to make and can be customized in countless patterns and designs! You know what that means? It means they would make awesome gifts! Here's how:We loved this house planter via Say Yes to Hoboken, and we followed their tip for making the vessel watertight.
1. Supplies Needed: Oven-bake clay, X-Acto knife, clay knives, piece of wax paper, cutting board, and a rolling pin.
2. Roll your clay out about 1/4 of an inch thick and cut a long rectangle that is 10 inches long and 2 1/2 inches tall. Cut out a circle for the bottom of the planter that is 3 1/2 inches wide.
3. Place your long rectangle piece on top of your circle to create your sides. Roll thin "snakes" of clay to put on the inside bottom of the planter (where the walls meet the planter bottom). Use the clay knives to smooth out the clay snake between the crack to create a water-tight seal. Roll out more clay and cut out the design that will go on the sides of your planter.
4. Use a wooden skewer to poke 4 evenly spaced holes near the top of your planter. Bake your clay according to the package directions and let the planter cool. Tie two pieces of twine through the holes of the planter (tying each strand across from each other) and make a knot near the top of the strands so that you have a loop to hang the planter from. We tried three different designs on the outside of the planters: large cut out hearts, skinny rectangles and cookie cutter letters. We added paint to a few of the designs and left one its natural clay color. These were so much fun to make. I love their mini size too. They make a great accent piece for small spaces. 🙂Have fun making something cute and tiny! xoxo. Elsie
These are adorable!! Is there a problem in doing them with air dry clay?
soo cool! 🙂
How perfect for gifts I have wanted to make… Thank you..
Definitely a cute little project! I never even think about using those craft clays – now I know better 😉
these are so cute! If only I didn’t kill all plants I come into contact with…
Oh my, so awesome! The one with the hearts is just too dang adorable!
This is really neat but it would be even better if you could do a flat back instead so it sits against the wall.
These are so cute! I think I’ll give this one a try once in the new place and my partner lifts the “no new plants” ban!
These are so cute; lovely idea to brighten up a space!
Just lovely, your pots are really pretty. Great idea.
Ooh they look great! 🙂
Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten
What a Beautiful idea! Thank you so much for sharing all this great things with us! Emma + Elsie, you’re both awesome!
Wow….love this project. So cute.
You guys come up with the coolest crafts – I love it!
Hilary x thehealthycollective.com
so you plant directly in it, with no lining or pot, right ? They look gorgeous !
Yes so cute, I can imagine them at my front door with something yummy smelling to welcome guests or maybe filled with herbs in my kitchen.
They’re so lovely. I want them.
These are so cute!
What a wonderful idea! Love the heart one!