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