Hanging flowerpots

24/06/2021

THE FLOWERPOT DOES NOT HAVE DRAINAGE HOLES, SO ONLY USE IT FOR CACTUS PLANTS OR SUCCULENTS WHICH DO NOT NEED FREQUENT WATERING


  • Cut a thick piece of WHITE NON-FIRING CLAY


  • roll it into a ball and knead it before rolling it out thinly using the rolling pin between the two fine sticks, which will serve as a guide for the required thickness: the rolled-out clay should measure about 5 mm thick.


  • Place the rolled-out piece of clay at the bottom of the bowl and form it to the shape of the bowl.
  • Smooth off the excess clay so that it is the correct size.
  •  Then wet your hands to smooth the piece and press the clay into the bottom of the bowl.

  • !! BE CAREFUL that there is no air trapped between the bowl and the piece of clay!!
  • With a round stick, make 3 holes 1 cm from the top of the bowl (to hang the pot.)
  • Let dry away from dust and away from any heat source so that the clay does not crack.


  • When the clay bowl starts to come away from the bowl that was used as a template, remove your clay bowl.

  • Sand gently to remove any roughness both inside and out and dust off with a sponge.
  •  With the flat brush, coat the inside of the bowl with a layer of WATERPROOFING VARNISH FOR NON-FIRING CLAY.
  • Leave it to dry.


  • Paint your desired patterns with Glossy DECO paint and the thin flat brush: start with the background colours and then add your finishing touches with contrasting colours.
  • Let dry between each coat of paint, and apply a second coat of each colour as necessary.



  • Extend the base colours to the interior, down to at least 2 cm below the rim.
  •  Thread a length of string measuring 120 cm through each of the holes. Fold each length in half, tie a knot above the rim of the pot, then gather the 3 double strings and tie them together at the top with a knot which you will use to hang your new flowerpot. Create a tassel with the excess string at the top.

LE POT N’AYANT PAS D’ÉVACUATION POUR L’EAU, Y PLACER UNIQUEMENT DES CACTUS OU DES PLANTES GRASSES POUR NE PAS AVOIR À ARROSER SOUVENT

Materials

  • WHITE NON-FIRING CLAY
  • Pearlescent DECO paint: 107 lilac / 112 blue / 104 mist
  • Matt DECO paint: 041 white
  • A small soft flat brush
  • Different sized starfish templates cut out of thick paper Pieces of driftwood
  • A knife and a cutter
  • A rolling pin and 2 thin sticks
  • A fine pointed stick (or toothpick) and a thick stick Flax string
  • Skeins of embroidery thread in a range of pearlescent colours

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