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It is the last day of Craft Lightning and I just had to try my hand at flower pot people. I have seen a few different versions of this project but came up with my own clay pot lady after a few tries at some combinations of terra cotta pots. I love how she turned out and you will love just how easy she is to make!
This is a part of Craft Lightning where we are creating 15 minute crafts (excluding dry time) with clay pots all week this week. You can catch up with the posts from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4. Or scroll to the bottom of this post to see the ideas from our bloggers for today.
Supplies needed to make flower pot people:
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- Clay pots (The combination I used is represented in the image below. I would recommend dry fitting your pots in the store until you come up with something that will work.)
- Patio Paint in red, black, white, aqua, and yellow (this is the perfect paint for terra cotta!)
- Paint brushes
- Glue (use a glue good for outdoor use) (I used DAP Rapid Fuse)
How to make your own clay pot lady:
Start by painting your terra cotta pots. The bottom pot should have “feet” like the image below. Note that the pots will take about two coats of paint for full coverage. Apply one coat, allow to dry completely, then add a second coat.
The face pot should look something like the below. I just free handed all of the painting on this piece.
The sleeve pieces should be painted aqua with yellow trim (or other colors of your choice). The main body piece should be in these same colors but add a collar and three buttons down the front. When it comes time to glue your pieces together, make sure all of your paint is completely dry. Then glue the head, body, and legs together. Also glue the “hand” pieces into the arms during this stage. Let those dry completely.
Once both of those are dry, you can begin to glue the arms to the body. You will need a few items to help support your arm and hold it in place while drying. Glue one arm, allow to dry, then glue the second arm.
Once both arms have cured, you can add a plant in the head and this one is ready for your porch or patio.
I love this combination of clay pots and how it looks like a woman or girl wearing a dress. So cute and oh so easy!
How many flower pot people will you make for your spring decor? Grab your pots and get started on a few!
You can make clay pot people in all sizes and everyone would love one for a gift as well. Yes Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you can whip up a few flower pot people in no time at all.
Love this idea and want more ideas with clay pots? Try the links below!
Sometimes during Craft Lighting, great minds think alike! You can see this terra cotta pot candle holder on Ginger Snap Crafts.
Love Rae Dunn? Try these Rae Dunn inspired pots over on Doodle Craft Blog.
Love copper? Give your planter a copper makeover like this one from The How to Home.
Braid twine to make these great planters from Happy Go Lucky.
Everyone needs a cupcake pin cushion like this one from A Sweet Berry.
Now head out and grab your clay pots to make some flower pot people or any of these other terra cotta pot craft ideas.