Nicole™ Crafts Clay Pot Birdbath

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by Denise Bianco, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Clay Pot Birdbath

Birds will love this …- so will you!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the drying time for neither the paint or for the Glossy Accents, nor for the glue to set.
  • 2
    Paint rim of large clay pot Cotton Ball. Let dry.
  • 3
    Place masking tape evenly around top rim of clay pot to about 3/4 of an inch down. Place pieces of masking tape vertically every 3/8 inch around entire clay pot rim from previous masking tape down.
  • 4
    Paint areas between taped sections Apple Green. Allow to dry. Carefully remove tape.
  • 5
    Paint areas above each white block Blue Bird to create a checkered pattern as shown. Let dry.
  • 6
    Paint bottom half of large clay pot Blue Bird. Let dry.
  • 7
    Paint rim of small clay pot Apple Green and bottom of clay pot Blue Bird. Let dry.
  • 8
    Glue small clay pot on top of large clay pot using permanent adhesive. Let glue set.
  • 9
    Paint bottom of clay saucer Blue Bird. Paint remaining outside section and rim Apple Green. Let dry. Paint inside area Blue Bird, leaving 1/4 inch of unpainted clay pot showing under Apple Green rim. Let dry.
  • 10
    Download and print project template. Cut trim piece from Light Blue foam. Hot glue ends of foam piece together. Turn clay saucer upside down. Hot glue foam trim around bottom Blue Bird area of clay saucer with rounded ends facing upward.
  • 11
    Glue bottom of small clay pot in the center of clay saucer using permanent adhesive. Let glue set before turning right side up.
  • 12
    Apply Glossy Accents to Blue Bird-painted area in clay saucer to create water effect. Let dry thoroughly.
  • 13
    Glue small lifelike birds of your choice to birdbath as shown.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 2-1/4 inch 104186519
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 3 inch 104186521
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Saucer 4 inch 104186511
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Blue Bird 104770405 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cotton Ball 104770357 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Apple Green 104770391 (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Light Blue 104258594
  • Ranger Glossy Accents 104100594
  • Small Lifelike Birds (such as Nicole ™ Crafts Pot Hangers Bird 5 Assorted 104740033) Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Beacon Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive 2 oz. 104290188
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • 3/8 inch Wide Masking Tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
Download Project Template