Plaid Clay Pot Snail

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by Julie Lewis, Plaid

Plaid Clay Pot Snail

The smiling, vibrant Plaid Clay Pot Snail is cleverly crafted!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between applications. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Base coat two of the 2 inch clay pots with Pink. Then paint another two 2 inch clay pots Medium Yellow, another two 2 inch clay pots Yellow Citron, another two 2 inch pots Calypso Sky and last two 2 inch clay pots Wicker White.
  • 3
    Paint bodies of the three 1-1/2 inch pots Calypso Sky. Also paint two of the 1-1/2 inch Styrofoam balls Calypso Sky.
  • 4
    Cut the third 1-1/2 inch Styrofoam ball into quarters. Insert one piece into smaller clay pot and glue. Stack second clay pot inside first at an angle and glue. Repeat with third pot to create neck of snail.
  • 5
    Glue painted Styrofoam ball to end of neck. Create eyes by dipping opposite end of paint brush into paint. Stencil cheeks with Pink and paint mouth with Licorice liner brush.
  • 6
    Glue matching colors of larger pots together, top to top. Place glued pots on one end to create a circle. Glue together at rims and turn to place them upright as shown.
  • 7
    Cut a length of wire and bend at tone end to create a needle. Thread a long piece of jute through eye of “needle” and weave jute in and out of pot openings until a star is created. Glue two ends of jute to rim of bottom front pot where neck will be placed.
  • 8
    Cut two lengths of wire and curl at ends. Insert into snail head with glue.
  • 9
    Flatten one side of last painted foam ball and glue round side into last pot of neck. Glue flat side to rim of pot with glued jute ends.
  • 10
    Tip: embellish pots of snail “shell” with paint, trims or rhinestones for a more decorative look.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Pink 104107509 (2)
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Medium Yellow 104107545 (2)
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Yellow Citron 104107571 (2)
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Calypso Sky 100365511 (2)
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Wicker White 104107634 (2)
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Licorice 104107658
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 1-1/2 inch 104186517 (3)
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 2-1/4 inch 104186519 (10)
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 12 pc. 1-1/2 inch 104183627
  • Stencil Brush 1/8 inch
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Liner Size 1 104118916
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Wash Size 1/2 104118912
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Wire
  • Darice 3 ply 28-1/2 lb Natural Jute 104243963
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Container
  • Foam Plates or Palette
  • Embellishments such as Nicole™ Crafts Rhinestone Stickers 8 mm Hot Pink 104775732 or Nicole™ Crafts Rhinestone Stickers 8 mm Lime 104775744 (optional - see step 10)