- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
These are so simple to make and versatile too. You can use one inverted pot and saucer or several together to make a table-height plant stand. Take your time shopping and experiment with stacking different sized pots together to get a height and look you like.
Once you have your pots chosen, the next step is to wash them. I prefer to wipe down my clay pots with a damp cloth. Set them aside and let them dry completely.
The decorating ideas are endless. You can find a neat stencil and paint it, or try sponge painting. One easy way to get fancy results is to use rub-on decals available at pretty much any craft store. You can also give the pots some texture by embellishing them with grout and shells or marbles.
Depending on your design, you will have to decide if it will be easier to decorate your clay pots before or after they are put together. Also, use your own judgment about whether you want to glue the pots together. If desired, use a strong silicone adhesive or check the shelves at your local craft store to see what is available.
One important step is to seal your planter once it is done. I use clear acrylic sealer spray and it seems to work well. You can also try a clear polyurethane.