Hi y’all! I’m really excited about this diy succulent clay planter project. I think we all can agree that the world is having a love affair with succulents. They’re the perfect addition to any nook, shelf, or piano: they clean the air and bring life to any space.
In my quest to add more succulents to my apartment (much to my husband’s chagrin), I have found that the more unique a planter is, the more expensive it can be. So as I was thinking of a way to make the cost go down, I thought it would be a great idea to make one of my own! So, here is a pretty simple tutorial on how to create your own diy succulent clay planter.
And some elbow grease!
Step 1: Score the block of clay into halves, then break it in half. Cut these halves into 4 fourths with the clay scalpel tool. Flatten these down with your rolling pin until they combine.
Step 2: Continue rolling the clay out until it is a uniform thickness of 1/8 of an inch.
Step 3: Cut the four sides of your planter, and the base (you may need to repeat steps 1-3 in order to make all of your sides, and base). You can decide whether you want to make a perfect square for each side, or do something more geometrical like I did with angles and such.
Step 4: Place your four sides and base on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.
Step 5: Once the pieces and base have cooled, now it’s time to assemble the clay pot. Make little snakes of clay and place them in-between each joint. Then press down the snake evenly to create a seal. Repeat this process until all the sides are assembled, and sealed shut.
Step 6: Now here’s the fun part! Decorate your succulent planter with the scraps you have left. I decided to make a long nose, a bold brow, and a funky eye to create a face. Place your planter back into the oven at 300 degrees for another 15-20 minutes so that the face and joints can harden.
Step 7: Allow the planter to fully cool before planting your adorable succulent!
And there you have it! An adorable and unique succulent planter that you made all on your own! Other than adding life to your space, these also make a great gift! So grab a friend, and get creating!
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