I bought these cute little indoor plants for my office, but I wasn’t so keen on the pots they came in. I had some polymer clay in the cupboard I had bought for doing some DIY, as I was keen to give clay a go. So it seemed the perfect material to make my own little pots. I love the handmade ‘imperfect’ ceramic look, so I decided to go for a rustic handmade pot look, which means no fussing over them being perfect, but embrace the imperfection.
So to make them:
I used 3 packets of polymer clay (60g each)
-First I conditioned the clay (this was hard work in cold weather)
bascially you just knead the clay till it is soft enough for molding.
-Then I rolled it out to the thickness I wanted, and used a cookie
cutter to make the pot base.
-Then rolled out the other part long, and used a butter knife to cut
straight at the top and bottom
-I then cut the ends on an angle so the pot would taper up.
-I then carefully attached it to the pot base, and with my fingers
softly molded the two parts together to join well.
-Once I was happy with it, I popped it in the oven (as per instructions
on the packet)
* Note for the second pot, I added some beige Mica to some of the clay
to create a bronze colour and then put little bits into the main clay,
so as I rolled it out in created a marble effect.
-Once they were baked and cooled down, I re-potted the little
plants into them.
And below is my full office plant collection, including succulent cuttings in concrete pots from Concrete D on etsy, the new polymer clay potted Fittonia plants and my basil seedlings in a simple kmart pot.