Miscellany

Layered Flower Pots

By  Kim Stewart  for  Staedtler

size: 3"x9"

  • Layered Flower Pots
  • Photo 1
  • Photo 2
  • Photo 3
  • Photo 4

Materials

  • Small clay or plastic flower pots
  • Staedtler FIMO Air Basic Modeling Clay
  • Wooden skewers
  • White cardstock
  • Paper flowers, stickers, or die cuts
  • Artificial moss or grass
  • Floral foam

Tools

  • Small cookie cutters
  • Staedtler Karat Aquarell 125 Watercolor Pencils
  • Acrylic paint
  • Adhesives: glue gun with sticks, foam dots

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, craft knife, plastic knife, paintbrush (optional), sandpaper, ruler
  • 1. Draw flowers and leaves in different sizes on white cardstock; color with pencils. For watercolored appearance, brush over pencil-colored areas with damp paintbrush. Let dry, then cut out.

    Photo 1


    Photo 2
  • 2. Condition clay with hands until soft and pliable. Flatten clay; cut out shapes to create additional flower layers. Let clay dry. Paint if desired; sand edges if needed.
  • 3. Create and arrange flower layers from die cuts, paper and handmade flowers, stickers, and clay shapes. Adhere layers together, using foam dots between lightweight layers for dimension as desired.

    Photo 3
  • 4. Cut or break skewer to desired length if necessary. Beginning 3" from bottom, adhere leaves to skewer using glue gun. Adhering leaves to both sides of skewer creates dimension.

    Photo 4
  • 5. Adhere assembled flowers to top of skewer using glue gun. Hold firmly in place until set.
  • 6. Cut floral foam to fit inside flower pot. Insert bare skewer end into foam. Cover foam with moss or grass. Spot glue to secure.