Friday, August 8
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think he's a pretty cute addition to our living room plant stand. Hopefully this inspires some fun weekend craft time. Happy Friday!