Clay Pot Crafts

Clay Pot Crafts
 

Clay pot crafts are a cute way to decorate your home. Clay flower pots can be made into a range of ornamental items that appeal to gardeners in clay pot crafts. Typically, the maker starts with new pots. The pots are frequently painted and strung together with rope or cord to make objects.

Pots for clay pot crafts come in a variety of sizes, ranging from little ones no larger than 2 inches in diameter to massive ones over a foot across. Begin with smaller pots for your first endeavor. A beginner should also select clay pot crafts that do not require too many pots in an ornate design.

A wonderful craft for someone new to clay pot crafts is to construct a bell out of two clay pots. Purchase one pot with a diameter of around five or six inches and another with a very small diameter. The little one will serve as the bell’s clapper. You’ll also need some ornamental ribbon, two large wooden beads, and paint in the colors of your choice. You could also want to get some glue-on diamonds to embellish the bell. The bell is a great addition to a front porch.

Cut the cord into two feet (60 cm) lengths. Fold over 3 inches (8 cm) and tie an overhand knot to form a loop. This loop will be used to hang the bell from a hook or nail. Flip the larger clay pot upside down. Pass the cord’s loose end through the hole in the pot. Slide one of the large wooden beads up the cord until it is about 10 inches (25 cm) from the loose end. Tie the cord around the bead so it doesn’t slip from its location on the cord. If you did everything right, you should be able to raise the pot by the loop. The beads in clay pot crafts must be large enough to prevent the string from passing through the opening at the bottom of the pot.

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Attach the small pot to the slack end of the cord in the same manner. Slide the little pot up the cord to enable tying the other large wooden bead at the end of the cord easier. When you lift the whole thing by the loop, the smaller pot should hang freely inside the larger pot, generating a nice sound when it claps against the larger pot.

Paint the outside of the larger pot to your liking. For a Holstein cow theme, you may paint it in black and white patches. You might also add silk or dried flowers and greenery, as well as a ribbon bow, to the top of the bell.

Make three bells and hang them from a horizontal piece of driftwood or another intriguing piece of natural wood for a variation on this craft. Make sure the beads are large enough and tightly secured in place when making hanging clay pot crafts because the clay pots will break if they fall to the ground.

Making a big doll or scarecrow out of nested pots strung together and painted is another clay pot craft. The doll can sit on a chair or a front porch step. Make his face into a scarecrow, jack-o-lantern, gnome, or child. Clay pot crafts are especially well-suited for outdoor exhibition.

 

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