DIY: DIY Stamped Clay Succulent Pots

August 8, 2013

DIY Stamped Clay Succulent Pots | Damask Love BlogI swore I wouldn’t do it. I said I would hold out. But then I went to Home Depot one afternoon. And there they were, all pretty and oh so reasonably priced.

Succulents.

They are pretty much the mason jars of gardening. Very trendy and you see ’em everywhere. Well…here I a giving in to the trend. Going back on my word. But I think it’s totally worth it. Today’s post is one of those posts that I truly love. If this post gets zero comments, I will still love it. If you tell me that this project is the ugliest you’ve ever seen, I will still love it…and then we probably won’t be friends anymore.

When I brought home my little succulent babies, I wanted to come up with a creative way to display them. There is no shortage of succulent projects out there in blogland, but I think I’ve come up with a simple variant that will speak to all you stampers out there.

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{1} Oven-bake clay

{2} Clay roller

{3} Scallop edge cut from chipboard. This scalloped edge was created using Clear & Simple Stamps Border Scallop Dies

{4} Clay shaping toolsUntitled-1

 

{1} Roll out the clay to 1/4″ thickness

{2} Trim the clay into a long rectangle. You can freehand this, but I would suggest using a piece of chipboard as a guide for your cuts.

{3} Place your scallop edge on your clay rectangle and follow the scallops with you knife tool.

{4} Smooth the scalloped edges if needed to create even scallops along the top edge of your rectangle.

{5} Using the stamp of your choice, press the stamp into the clay with your hands. Do not use an acrylic block stamping.

{6} Gently peel the stamp away from the clay.

{7} Wrap the rectangle around a circle cut from clay to create a cylinder.

{8} Use a shaping tool to join the edges of the clay together.

{9} Use a paper straw to create a hole in the bottom of your clay pot.

BAKING: Finally, bake the piece according to package instructions.

DIY Stamped Clay Succulent Pots | Damask Love Blog

DIY Stamped Clay Succulent Pots | Damask Love BlogOnce you get started making these, it’s pretty hard to stop. I had fun playing with different stamps to create a variety of modern, fun textures on each pot. With so many of these completed, it only made sense to package a few of them up to give away.

DIY Stamped Clay Succulent Pots | Damask Love Blog

 

For some reason, succulents and chalkboard were a natural combination for me, so I created a coordinating set of chalkboard stationery and boxed everything up in a pretty wood gift box.

And while we’re at it, I should probably warn you that I am completely and utterly obsessed with THIS “Thank You” stamp from Paper Source. You’ll be seeing a lot of it around here.

DIY Stamped Clay Succulent Pots | Damask Love Blog

DIY Stamped Clay Succulent Pots | Damask Love Blog

DIY Stamped Clay Succulent Pots | Damask Love Blog

DIY Stamped Clay Succulent Pots | Damask Love Blog

DIY Stamped Clay Succulent Pots | Damask Love Blog

And so ends our little study of garden themed crafts!  Hope you had fun with this theme. I know I did.

SUPPLIES:

Clay Pots: Sculpey Oven Bake Clay | Clear and Simple Stamps Background Basics 2 | Clear  and Simple Stamps Background Basics 3 | Papertrey Ink Chevron Stripes | Papertrey Ink Woodgrain // Chalkboard Card Set: Paper Source Thank You Woodmounted Stamp | Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals

 

 

 

83 thoughts on “DIY Stamped Clay Succulent Pots”

  1. How well did these hold up? Did you coat with a varnish or anything? I’m wondering about water messing up the pot. Love these, wanting to make for mothers day <3

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