Nicole™ Crafts Clay Pot Crab

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by Eileen Farley, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Clay Pot Crab

Craft a cute crab!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the paint nor the glaze.
  • 2
    Saw two wood circles in half.
  • 3
    Paint clay saucer, 18 wood spools, the four wood circle halves from step 2 and 28 beads True Red. When dry, coat with gloss glaze. Let dry.
  • 4
    Paint two wood beads Snow (Titanium) White. Let dry and set aside for eyes.
  • 5
    Cut five Red chenille stems in half. On eight of the half chenille stems, thread one wood bead, one wood spool, one wood bead, one wood spool and one wood bead. Curl one end on each chenille stem to secure wood beads and spools from falling off. These are the legs.
  • 6
    On the last two half chenille stems, thread one wood bead, one wood spool and one wood bead. Leave 2 inch of chenille stem on one end. Cut a 2-1/2 inch piece from last chenille stem. Put a dab of hot glue on one end and push into wood bead and make even with 2 inch chenille stem. Glue these two chenille stem pieces to straight edges of half wood circles for claw. Repeat for other claw.
  • 7
    Glue claw pieces to underside of clay saucer. Glue four legs on each side of clay saucer as shown.
  • 8
    Brush top center of body with gloss glaze. Sprinkle on Christmas Red glitter. Shake off excess. Brush claws with gloss glaze. Sprinkle on Christmas Red glitter. Shake off excess. Let dry.
  • 9
    Glue eyes to top of saucer. Glue Black beads onto eye holes.
  • 10
    Cut a 7 inch piece of Red chenille stem. Fold this chenille stem piece in half. Glue folded end between eyes and glue chenille stem onto eyes. Curl stem as shown.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Main Line Pottery Standard Saucer 4 inch 104186511
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. True Red 104106594 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt Americana Triple Thick Gloss Glaze 104549496
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Disc/Circle 3 inch 6 pc. 104139799
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Spools 3/4 inch 20 pc. 104139820
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Bead 12 mm 70 pc. 104139793
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. Red 104277476
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bead It Jewelry Connection™ Beads 6/0 E 3/4 oz. Black 104247885
  • Nicole™ Crafts Ultra Fine Premium Glitter 2 oz. Christmas Red 104559003 (2)
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Small Saw
  • Scissors
  • Ruler