Happy Plant Pots

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Introduction: Happy Plant Pots

About: I graduated from Cardonald College with an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design in 1999. He has worked as a Tattoo Artist, Community Artist, and Freelance Artist ever since. I like making instructables that ev…

Hi Instructables!

In this instructable I am going to share how to add a bit of character to your plant pals with these happy plat pots.

They are fun to make and great for small plants, cacti or succulents (you could always make a bigger plant pot with more polymer clay)

and yes, calling them by another name had crossed my mind ;)

lets begin

Supplies

Materials

Terracotta coloured polymer clay.

A bit of white or translucent white polymer clay.

A small plant pot. It can be plastic or clay.

Tin foil.

some water or wet wipes for smoothing things off

Tools

sculpting tools (these can be tooth picks and paper clips if need be)

Craft knife

Step 1: The Basic Pot

Take your plant pot and wrap it in tinfoil from the outside in (this is so you can remove it later on)
Flatten out your clay and wrap it round the lower portion of the plant pot, just up to its "lip"

Roll out a long thick snake of clay, long enough to go around the top of the pot.

Flatten it out a bit (to about 5mm thick) and wrap it around the top of the pot over the lip making sure its overlapping the lower portion of the pot and well pressed against it.

Step 2: Giving It Some Lip

Using your craft knife cut out a smile in the lower half of the lower portion of the pot

YOU MAY WANT TO WASH YOUR HANDS NOW.

Take some white and make some teeth shapes. I did this by rolling it out, cutting some slices and pressing them into shape.


Place the teeth into the mouth gap making sure they are over lapping the edges.

Roll out a long thin snake of terracotta and attach a bit to the lower lip smoothing out the underside.

Repeat with the upper lip, smoothing up the way.

You can also add some small pieces at the sides of the mouth to emphasise the smile :)

Step 3: Eyes!

Take two smaller thinner snakes and place them coming down from the lip and smooth out the under side.

Make some holes in the base.


Remove the inner pot.


Put it in the oven at as directed by your brand of polymer clay.

Step 4: Finished!

And we are done!
Obviously you dont need to make them all happy, or this size, you can even add arms and legs :)

As always i hope you enjoyed this instructable and thoughts comments criticisms and photos of your own happy plant pots are welcome in the comment section below.

Happy gardening!

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    9 Comments

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    Bling the Book
    Bling the Book

    1 year ago

    That is so funny! Thanks for sharing. I have a nephew who needs one!

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    Barry Neeson
    Barry Neeson

    Reply 1 year ago

    You are very welcome : )

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    half-n-half
    half-n-half

    1 year ago

    I NEED to meet one of these small pot guys! They are terrific!

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    Barry Neeson
    Barry Neeson

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you, best way to meet one is to make it yourself :)

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    M_Florian
    M_Florian

    1 year ago

    This is such a good idea! How did you even come up with this?

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    The clay Tortoise
    The clay Tortoise

    1 year ago

    I love this idea SO much! Very creative!

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    Barry Neeson
    Barry Neeson

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks :)

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    joen
    joen

    1 year ago

    Sadly my creativity doesn't include this kind of art but I do like seeing it. I remember someone making a coffee mug in the form of levi jeans glazed in blue and everything. I love this kind of creativity. Just wish I had it.
    Please take care.
    please stay safe.

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    Barry Neeson
    Barry Neeson

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you. I think you may surprise yourself and should give it a try (not just this one other similar crafts) I work for a community arts charity were one of our outreach projects is specifically for adults who have never really done arts and crafts before and the majority of participants realise they are far more creative than they gave themselves credit for :)

    Give it a dry, what's the worst that can happen? (and if you can create an indoor rope making set up I recon you can do about anything ;) )