Friday, August 8

DIY Skunk Planter

DIY Skunk Planter
I've been doing better with my little indoor house plants lately, so I broke out the air dry clay to make some cute little pots for my growing collection.  I haven't been making enough time for those just-for-fun projects these days, so it felt pretty great to do just that.

DIY Skunk Planter DIY Skunk Planter
This tutorial isn't really very involved, but I thought I'd photograph the process just in case someone wasn't familiar with the start-to-finish.  I took a chunk of my clay and molded it into a bowl shape.  I was making a planter, so after the bowl was formed, I carved a hole for drainage in the bottom with one of my tools.

DIY Skunk Planter DIY Skunk Planter
I pinched off some more clay and added that to the bowl for ears.  If you'd like a smoother, more polished look for your bowl, here's a really cute tutorial for that.  I wanted some texture to mine, so I free handed all of it.

DIY Skunk Planter
I let my bowl dry out for a couple of days and then broke out the paints.  I got my inspiration for this little skunk by searching for vintage skunk figurines on Etsy.  What can I say?  I love my ever-growing skunk collection.

DIY Skunk Planter DIY Skunk Planter
I think he's a pretty cute addition to our living room plant stand.  Hopefully this inspires some fun weekend craft time.  Happy Friday!


17 comments:

  1. Oh how adorable. The skunk looks too cute with the plant inside! So you just let it dry out, no baking? :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  2. This is ADORABLE!!

    Great tutorial and what a cute pot!! I can't wait to have a go at something like this now : )

    Gemma
    Faded Windmills

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  3. So adorable! My daugther is begging to make one.

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  4. So cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I have been really wanting to get some houseplants lately.

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  5. This is too cute!! I'm wanting to get more into having house plants and have a silly question...how do you deal with the water draining? I've already ruined one window sill because the water leaked out and caused the wood to bubble. :( Do I need to use little "saucers" under them? Thank you for sharing your adorable little skunk with us!

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    1. That's the same thing I can't figure out!! I see people with all of these house plants in cute little planters with nothing underneath, and...I don't get it : (

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  6. Haha that is SO cute!

    http://www.iolablog.com/

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  7. Oh wow, this is so cute and lovely x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. this is so cute, katie! it has so much personality.

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  9. So sweet! This looks super easy....I want to make one too!

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  10. Ahhh, how I love that kitschy look! I think I may have to invest in some air dry clay someday. :)

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  11. !!!!! this is such a cute planter!!! i love the way you painted it and it fits in so nicely amongst the other planters!!! adorable idea!!! xo

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  12. This is too cute. I'm always needing more pots for all of my little plants and succulents. I definitely need to make a little critter pot now!

    Amy
    http://artoftheheartblog.blogspot.com

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  13. this definitely makes me want to experiment with air dry clay, thanks for this awesome post :)

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  14. this is so cute!!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dream-in-neon.com

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