Clay wall hanging flower pots

Here’s a new product challenge from Eileen Hull. This project features her new Caddy die by Sizzix embellished with custom shapes from Epiphany Crafts. I love this caddy shape and the countless uses for this particular die. When I first saw it I immediately thought flower pots. The shape is not too big, so it’s perfect for a little wall hanging herb garden right by the kitchen window!

Clay wall hanging flower pot by Jen Goode

Clay wall hanging flower pot by Jen Goode

I hadn’t used the Sizzix dies with clay, but a couple friends have been telling me the work well together so I thought this was the perfect project to try it. The clay would allow me to plant real plants in the flower pots. The clay also offers opportunities for adding some great texture and hand carved designs to any piece you make. I used a pattern design by Eileen as well to add some neat accents and texture to each pot. I then painted the pots with 2 types of spray paint to give it a ceramic look and then hand painted with a dry brush to finish the color.

Details on clay wall hanging flower pot

Details on clay wall hanging flower pot

For this challenge I also received a fantastic package of goodies from Epiphany Crafts which included a cool tool to make your own little custom shapes to add personalized embellishments to any piece you’d like. I decided to use the Round 14 shape tool and a couple of small metal flower style pendants to make name labels for each pot.

I’m not going to give you a step by step tutorial today, but I’ll give you a little run down…

Materials you need:

  • Clay, pasta machine, Sizzix Big Kick machine, paint (spray and brush on), parchment paper, scrap cardboard, ribbon or fabric trim, hot glue/gun and scissors
  • Epiphany Round 14 shape tool and coordinating bubble caps along with metal pendants and DecoArt no-prep metal paint
  • Eileen Hull’s Caddy die by Sizzix along with Lace Set embossing folders
Some of the steps to make the clay wall hanging flower pot

Some of the steps to make the clay wall hanging flower pot

Quick instruction over view to make these flower pots:

  1. Cut out and emboss Caddy pieces using clay
  2. Build Caddy and bake according to clay instructions
  3. Seal edges with hot glue
  4. Attach clay flower embellishments
  5. Paint as desired
  6. Make custom shape with Epiphany tools and attach as desired
  7. Plant herbs
  8. Hang and enjoy
Clay wall hanging flower pot by Jen Goode using Eileen Hull's Caddy die by Sizzix

Clay wall hanging flower pot by Jen Goode using Eileen Hull's Caddy die by Sizzix

 

Before you go…

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Veronica November 1, 2011 at 4:32 am

AWESOME……never would have thought of running clay through the Big Shot! Must know more about this…. LOVE the whole concept! Ronnie

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Karen B. November 1, 2011 at 5:18 am

Jen – WOW! This is genius. I love everything about your project and am so inspired. You have been knocking my socks off this hop! Clay! Whoda thunk it?

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gscrapbooks November 1, 2011 at 5:21 am

Wow! I’m rather speechless, this is just amazing! Love the clay idea and the texture and overall look… and just WOW!

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Eileen Hull November 1, 2011 at 8:33 am

Jen I LOVE this it actually looks like porcelain! All nice and aged. The techniques you used are fabulous and very creative. Thank you so much for all of your help with the webbing and for the equally great designs!

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Anita Braddock November 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Very cool love that you used the claly great for hanging plants in it. love the embosed look. very vintage looking. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
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Jonathan F. November 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I echo everyone in saying I never would have thought to use clay. This is so perfect for this caddy. Simply amazing.

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Karin November 1, 2011 at 11:38 pm

What a great idea! I love this…..

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Sharon November 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Wow, Jen, I never would have thought to use clay. What a wonderful, useful idea. Your finished “pots” are beautiful!

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