DecoArt Baby Shower Grouping

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Baby Shower Grouping

Use clay pots and paint to make an adorable train set!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours, dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut the 6" Styrofoam ball in half with the craft knife. Cut the oval signs in half with a small saw to make rockers. Drill a small hole in each of them (use photo as a guide.) Trim the rectangle so it is 1-1/2" x 2-1/4".
  • 2
    Basecoat:
    •A 6" pot base, two of the small signs (rockers), 1 small pot, 1 block and 4 small wheels in Chartreuse
    •A 4" pot (inside and outside), rectangle, Styrofoam half ball, 1 small pot, 1 block, 4 small wheels and 1/8" dowel in Blue Lagoon
    •4 large wheels, 1 small pot, 1 block and 4 small wheels in Flamingo
    •A 6" pot rim, 1 small pot, 1 block, 1 of the 1/4" dowels and 4 small wheels in Canary.
  • 3
    Paint:
    •The inside 6" pot and top edge in Flamingo
    •The large wheel centers in Blue Lagoon.
  • 4
    Use flower stencil of your choice or free hand draw flowers with pencil on Chartreuse area of 6" pot. Paint petals, Flamingo; centers, Blue Lagoon; outline with Cotton Ball. Use #6 flat brush and Pink Cadillac to stripe Flamingo band around top. Paint large Canary polka dots on Blue Lagoon Styrofoam half.
  • 5
    Mix small amount of Flamingo into puddle of Vanilla Shake. Paint 4" Styrofoam ball and 2/5" bead with this mixture.
  • 6
    Use masking tape to make random size stripes on signs (rockers), alternating Flamingo and Blue Lagoon. Remove tape.
  • 7
    Add Decorative Touches:
    •Paint large Cotton Ball polka dots on 4" pot. When dry, paint dots Chartreuse. Paint Flamingo half-circle for saddle. Use liner brush and Flamingo to paint stirrups and triangle on rectangle for blaze. Use brush handle end and Cotton Ball to dot around saddle. Use brush handle end and Cotton Ball to dot eye on rectangle. Make smaller Black Tie dots inside Cotton Ball when dry. Use liner brush and Black Tie to paint swirl for nostril.
    •Use brush handle end and Cotton Ball to dot small pots.
    •Use liner brush to paint BABY on blocks with contrasting colors.
    •Paint baby face on 4" Styrofoam ball. Blush cheeks and nose with Flamingo.
  • 8
    Assembling Pieces:
    •For the Baby Carriage: cut two 5" pieces of 1/4" dowels for axles. Insert dowel ends into large wheels. Position and adhere large pot on axles. Position and adhere large Styrofoam half inside pot. Adhere nose, button, pacifier, feather, hair and bow ribbon on baby's head. Place head on dowel cut down to 6" . Fold fabric around baby and insert in carriage. Bend a Light Green chenille stem into a handle and push ends into Styrofoam half.
    •For the Rocking Horse, cut two 4" pieces of 1/8" dowel and one 7" piece of 1/4" dowel. Insert 4" pieces in sign holes to form rockers. Adhere rectangle onto 7" dowel, then dowel inside pot. Adhere 2 small wood blocks to bottom of pot. Position signs (rockers) and adhere to blocks. Cut 2" pieces of Sunshine yarn for mane and 7" pieces for tail; adhere with glue gun.
    •For the Baby Blocks Pull Toy, cut eight 2-1/2" pieces of 1/4" dowel for axles. Insert dowel ends into wheels. Adhere to each pot. Position and adhere blocks inside each pot. Knot 10" piece of Sunshine yarn. Thread through 3/4" wood bead and attach to pot. Adhere small buttons on each wheel.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours, dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Two Bottles of DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Each of the Following Colors: Canary, Blue Lagoon, Chartreuse, Flamingo, Pink Cadillac, Cotton Ball, Vanilla Shake & Black Tie
  • •Four Main Line Pottery Standard 2-1/4" Clay Pots as well as 4", 5" and 6" Ones
  • •FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand 6" and 4" Foam Balls
  • •A Package of Lara'’s Crafts New Image Company 1-1/2" Wood Blocks, 2" Wood Toy Wheels, 4-3/8" x 2-7/8" Wood Ovals, 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" Wood Rectangles, 2/5" and 3/4" Wood Round Beads as well as Three Packages of 1" Wood Toy Wheels
  • •Morex Organdy Ribbon in Light Blue
  • •Fabric Pallette 18" x 22" Pink Gingham Fat Quarter
  • •Lily Sugar 'n Cream Yarn in Sunshine
  • •Blumenthal Lansing Big Bag of Buttons in White
  • •Touch of Nature Marabou Feathers in Yellow
  • •Nicole Crafts Pastel Chenille Stems, 1/8" x 12" and 1/4" x 12" Wood Dowels
  • •Princeton Artist Brush Co. Flat 6, Liner 0 and Flat Wash 3/4 Paintbrushes
  • •Flower Stencil, Paper Towels, Water Container, Disposable Palette or Plate, Masking Tape, Small Saw, Drill & Ruler
  • •X-ACTO Precision Instruments Craft Knife