I love succulents. They make a girl with a black thumb really happy. Today I am sharing some mini clay succulent planter ideas that you can make yourself. Don’t be intimidated. Just channel your inner child, pretend this is play-doh, and get started making some small pots. Your succulents will love them and you will love the look in your home.
- Clay Sample Pack (I used two of the bricks from this 30 pack to make all three planters)
- Clay Tool Set
- Embossing Folders (I used the wood grain and hexagons)
- Ranger Inkssentials Non-stick Craft Sheet
- Succulents (or faux succulents in my case)
Both the white and gold embossed versions of my mini clay succulent planter ideas are made basically the same way. I am going to walk you through the steps of the white version below. Start with the white clay. Work the clay between your hands for a few minutes to get it soft and ready to roll out.
NOTE: Always start by rolling the clay in your hands to get it warm and ready to work.
Roll flat with a roller or press with your hands. A roller will make the surface smoother. You can also press flat with your hands then flip to reveal a smooth surface. You may notice air bubbles in your clay. You can use a sharp tool to poke a hole in those then roll again to flatten.
#1 of succulent planter ideas: Cut a rectangle shape from the clay and press the embossing folder of your choice on top. You may have to cut the clay from the mat with a flat tool but it will look fine once we finish.
I thought the top needed a little something extra. I took a small piece of gold clay and rolled it into a snake. NOTE: When working with two different colors of clay be sure to clean your tools, work surface, and hands before touching the other color! Add the gold colored “snake” to the top of your white pot and use your fingers to join the two pieces.
#2 of succulent planter ideas: You can use the same instructions as above to make the gold embossed pot. I just shaped the top and bottom different from this version. Play around with the clay and have fun!
#3 of succulent planter ideas: Now lets use our leftover pieces of white and gold clay to make a third pot.
Flatten back out and you will have a gorgeous marbled effect. Follow the succulent planter ideas above for cutting a rectangle and joining it to another flat piece. For this one, I used my fingers to make it flare more at the bottom and be smaller at the top. Again have fun with it!
Before baking, poke holes in the bottom of each pot with a sharp tool. Bake your mini succulent planters according to the package directions. Mine took about 10 minutes. I wanted to give you a way to see the size of the planters so I took one picture with me holding one of the pots.
I took a few closeups of each of my individual succulent planter ideas so you could see more of the detail. The white embossed one above is where I added the gold on top. I slightly flared the bottom on this version. The marbled one is below with a flaring at the bottom and for the top I just rolled the clay over for a clean edge.
I am extremely happy with my little collection of mini pots and I hope you enjoyed my succulent planter ideas! I am ready to dive into some more clay projects. I am telling you it makes you feel like a kid all over again! Y’all be sure to order some clay and start molding some projects today.
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