Nicole™ Crafts Clay Pot Giraffe

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by Eileen Farley, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Clay Pot Giraffe

An adorable addition to your child's room!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the time for the paint to dry nor the adhesive to set.
  • 2
    Cut wood heart in half. Cut points off of each half. Sand top edges round for ears.
  • 3
    With the shader brush, paint 6 inch clay pot, four 2-1/4 inch clay pots, two wood candle cups, two wood wheels, the wood dowel and one wood heart Marigold. Let dry. When wood heart is dry, cut in half, so it resembles an ear. When wood dowel is dry, cut it into four 9 inch pieces.
  • 4
    Paint four wood dowel caps, two wood beads and two wood buttons Milk Chocolate. Let dry.
  • 5
    Turn 6 inch clay pot over. Glue four unpainted wood dowel caps into inside bottom with holes facing up. When adhesive is set a little, glue dowels into holes and onto sides of pot. Let adhesive set for about one hour.
  • 6
    Glue painted dowel caps onto ends of wood dowels. Turn clay pot over. Gently push on dowels caps so legs are even. Let set.
  • 7
    Glue four 2-1/4 inch clay pots together with an unpainted wood dowel cap between. Give pots a slight curve. Let set.
  • 8
    For head, glue two wood wheels together. Glue opening of one wood candle cup to wood wheels as shown for snout. Glue closed end of other wood candle cup to bottom of wood wheels as shown for neck.
  • 9
    Glue birch buttons to snout and ears to wood wheels. Glue head to top of 2-1/4 inch clay pots. Glue clay pots to body as shown. Cut a 4 inch piece of Beige chenille stem. Fold chenille stem piece in half. Glue folded end to head for antennae. Glue wood beads to ends of antennae.
  • 10
    Using pouncer and Milk Chocolate paint, create spots on giraffe.
  • 11
    Glue on wiggle eyes.
  • 12
    Cut three 12 inch pieces of Warm Brown yarn. Braid yarn pieces together. Tie a knot at the end so there is 2 inch of yarn left. Glue yarn to back of giraffe for its tail.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 6 inch 104186527
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 2-1/4 inch 104186519 (4)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Marigold 104106627 (4)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Milk Chocolate 104106618
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowel 5/16 inch x 36 inch 104146706
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Candle Cup Value Pack 7/8 inch 6 pc. 104145372
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Birch Button 1/4 inch 23 pc. 104139630
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Heart 1-1/2 inch 21 pc. 104139805
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Toy Wheel 1-3/4 inch 8 pc. 104139833
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Dowel Cap 1 inch with Hole 16 pc. 104146440
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Bead 12 mm 70 pc. 104139793
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm Beige 25 pc. 104277485
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 15 mm 60 pc. 104233381
  • Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn Warm Brown 104213079
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 12 104118907
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stencil Foam Pouncer 3 pc. Medium 104110703
  • Beacon Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive 2 oz. 104290188
  • Small Saw
  • Sanding Pad
  • Scissors
  • Ruler