Make a cute bunny candy dish for Easter. Spray paint a terracotta clay pot and saucer white (any size you desire is acceptable). Sponge paint the interior of the saucer with a spring color if you desire (I suggest petunia pink, daffodil yellow, grass green, lovely lavender, or a light turquoise).
Paint a bunny face. (Use black sharpie for easy control and precision when drawing the face.) Paint a heart shaped nose and lightly dab a bit of paint/blush on his cheeks using your middle finger.
Decorate a straw hat with leftover artificial blossoms, eggs, or what have you. Curl 2 ears from foam and attach with glue. Place hat jauntily on bunny head, fill with your favorite candy (purchased on sale and with a coupon of course!) and enjoy. Make these using miniature pots for teacher gifts. They are adorable!
This candleholder is made from a terra cotta flower pot and saucer. I have a rubber stamp of the angel, which I pressed into some scrap polymer clay and baked to make a mold. I then pressed terra cotta polymer clay into the mold, cut out the angel and put the pot on its side in the oven, with the angle "fitted" to it, so it had the perfect curve for the pot. I glued everything together (as shown) and spray with polyurethane.
These cute little pilgrim hats make great place cards for your Thanksgiving table that guests can take with them.
Approximate Time: About 30 minutes
3 inch terra cotta flower pot
black acrylic paint
blue, red, or green acrylic paint
black craft foam
yellow craft foam
foam brush or paint brush
black permanent marker
Using a sponge brush or paint brush, paint the entire pot black and allow it to dry.
Choose a color to paint the band around the top of the pot (blue, red, green, etc.). Let it dry.
Cut a circle from black foam. Cut it about 1/2 inch wider all around than the pot opening. You can use an appropriate size lid, dish, or cup to trace.
Place a small amount of glue on the rim of the pot and glue onto the black foam circle.
To make the buckle, measure the width of the band of the pot (the portion painted a different color). Cut a rectangle out of foam that measures about 1/8 inch deeper than the band on the pot. Glue it to the band. Let the glue dry.
Use a black permanent marker to write the guest's name on the colored band, and allow it to dry before using.
This quick and easy clay pot craft uses a green pom-pom and fake flowers to make a decorative topiary bush. A great kids craft that can also make a cute addition to any Barbie/Bratz home or dollhouse.
Approximate Time: 10 minutes
clay pot - 2 inches tall
green pom-poms - 2 - 3 inches big
stick - 4 or 5 inches long, thin
white fake flowers - 18 to 24 - 1/4 inch big
blue and white ribbon - 1 inch thick, 6 inches long
Paint the clay pot blue, both inside and out, as shown in the "Step 1" picture. Let paint dry.
Add a band of decoration around the wide rim. You can paint the decoration, or use some glue and ribbon, wallpaper, shelf paper, wrapping paper, or whatever you want. Just make sure to keep it looking like a decorative "band", and not a ribbon and bow. I used a blue and white ribbon. I pulled it tight and glued it in a flat band around the clay pot, as shown in the "Step 2" picture. Once finished decorating, let paint or glue dry.
Glue the bottom of the stick to a green pom-pom. Drizzle a little glue on the end and push it in the pom-pom, then let dry.
Glue the pom-pom inside the clay pot, as shown in the "Step 3" picture.
Glue the second pom-pom on top of the the stick, making a tree trunk and tree. Remember to press the pom-pom onto the stick so it glues securely, as shown in the picture. Let the glue dry.
Use stickers, paint, beads, or fake flowers to decorate the pom-pom "bush". I used tiny, white, fake flowers and a little craft glue. Glue decorations to pom-pom as shown in the finished project picture. Let glue dry.
Make two of these as formal decorations outside a fancy dollhouse castle or as a decorative plant in the corner of a Barbie doll mansion. You can make the "trunk" part as short or as long as you want, so it's easy to customize for whatever the exact scale. The stick can be real wood, wire, a chenille stem, or whatever you want.
As long as everything is glued properly, the item should put up with a fair amount of abuse and still last. If something does end up falling off, though, it's always easy to fix. Pom-poms are also great for sucking up fragrant oils and making them last a little longer, so sprinkle a little on one to help freshen up a room.
To decorate your clay pots and saucers for this gardening season, here is an idea:
two colors latex paint
1 clay pot and saucer
2 paint trays or flat containers with a 2 inch rim around the edge
Lay newspaper on ground and set paint tray on newspaper for easy clean-up.
Pour some of the first color of paint into a paint tray.
Turn the clay pot upside down and dip the rim of the clay pot into paint then turn the clay pot right side up and let paint run down the edge of pot. Let dry.
Next day, pour the second color of paint into paint tray, follow same procedure for this color paint (dipping clay pot rim into paint then let paint run down the edge of clay pot over the first color of paint).
Do clay saucer same way to match.
Let dry before potting your plant in your newly decorated pot and saucer.
You can match room decor with your paint colors plus using left-over paint you may already have. This will help save our environment too.
This cute clay pot craft is painted and stacked to look like a water fountain. You can place the water fountain outside a doll house or just use it as a place to put change. If you want to get fancy, try adding some lighter blue paint the the regular blue to give it a rushing water look.
Approximate Time: 10 minutes without drying time
(2) terra cotta craft pots (2 inch each)
(1) terra cotta pot plate (2.5 inch)
(1) terra cotta pot plate (1.5 inch)
forest green paint
apple green paint
Paint the large plate and one pot green, as shown in the first picture. Let dry.
Use a light green to paint a curvy line around the pot and plate. Use small dabs to create leaves, as shown in the second picture. Let dry.
Glue the plate over the pot, as shown in picture 3. Paint the inside of the plate blue. Let dry.
Paint the small plate and second pot blue as shown in the fourth picture. Let dry.
Glue the pot and plate onto the larger plate and pot, as shown in the final picture. Let dry. You know have a clay pot, mini water fountain.
This is just to show you another project you can do with the terra cotta pots. You do the same as the bird bath, just turn the top tray upside down and it is a table. I don't like the blue, I made these for my daughter and this is what she wanted, you can put a Plexiglas top on it and they make nice patio tables.
To make this recycled snowman: paint flower pots white. Hot glue medium one on top of large one. Paint paper plate holder black, glue black flower pot on top of plate holder then to med pot. Decorate with scrap pieces for scarf, eyes and attach orange painted knob for nose.
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