DIY: Clay Wrapped Pots

clay wrapped pots at www.makery.uk

I love me a pot, jar, “caddy”. I like coralling things together and having little places for everything; keeps me CALM; and pots are perfect for that. If it can be a pretty pot, then I’m a very happy bunny indeed…

clay wrapped pots at www.makery.uk

And these are pretty, non? My love affair with air dry clay continues and these pots are very much in keeping with the style of my torn clay bowls. In fact the process  is more or less identical….

clay wrapped pots at www.makery.uk

Except for the “mold” of course. That is….these pots hold a sneaky secret!

clay wrapped pots at www.makery.uk

Boring old food cans!

clay wrapped pots at www.makery.uk

Cunningly disguised….

clay wrapped pots at www.makery.uk

…and keeping me calm 😉

You don’t need a step by step tute for these, right? Good…because I fluffed the photography up so I don’t have one for you, lol.  Just follow the same steps as for the torn clay bowls but instead of draping it over a bowl, wrap it around a can and trim the base with a sharp knife. Wetting the surface of the clay before you wrap helps it stick to the can and itself once wrapped.

Simple as that!

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9 Comments

  1. Rachel April 13, 2015

    I love these and I’m looking for a knew pot to store my sewing tools in, they look really fragile? Are they or is it deceptive?

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    • portia April 14, 2015

      Happy to say they are not as fragile as they look Rachel. Obvs it all depends on how thinly or thickly you roll the clay and I wouldn’t say they would take a severe bashing but for something that will sit on a shelf and have a pen taken in and out of it now and then, just perfect 🙂

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  2. Nathalie April 14, 2015

    Wow they are beautiful! They are beautiful and useful as penholders.

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  3. Amelia April 14, 2015

    These look so lovely, and definitely calming! I love being organised, but sadly lack the space to have pretty pen pots, but maybe one day…

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  4. Baye April 14, 2015

    I am gonna try this with a glass inside so I can use it for a flower vase that will match my torn clay bowls. I’ve not worked with clay before, so wish me luck!

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    • portia April 14, 2015

      Oooh, good luck! Let me know how you get on! Was pondering using jars myself!

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  5. baishali April 15, 2015

    Hi

    Great DIY! I was thinking of what todo with my air dry clay and I got the hint!

    Cheers!

    Baishali
    triviass.wordpress.com

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  6. Amy W April 21, 2015

    Well I saw these featured on Curbly and I had to come over and see how to make them. So so cool. I’m now following you via bloglovin!

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    • portia April 21, 2015

      Ah thank you so much Amy ! 🙂 And welcome!!! Px

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