I’m sure you’ve seen face vases all over the internet. Lately I’ve been buying up plants every time I head to the grocery store. The problem is that I do not love the pots they come with! So…I decided to make my own. Since you know I’ve been completely obsessed with lips lately, I decided to go monochromatic and make them all white. However, you could totally use some acrylic paint and make those lips red or even gold. I might still do that!
I made more lips than needed, so I decided to make a picture frame, too. I found these frames at the bullseye section at Target.
What you’ll need to make a DIY Lips Planter
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Lips mold or any shape you choose to use
White sculpey clay Pot or large bowl or picture frame.
Steps for making DIY planters with lips
- Use small pieces of white clay and push them into the mold. Make sure you’ve filled all of the cavities. Push the clay in and pack it tight. Be sure to fill each and every crevice. Smooth out the top of the lips so that there is a flat surface to adhere to whichever home decor item you choose to create.
Frequently asked questions about making a DIY Lips planter
Where can I find a perfect planter or pot?
Head to the thrift store or art supply store or simply grab something from around the house.
Can I use just any glue?
No. Polymer clay is tricky. Use loctite or E6000. Make sure that you open the front door for ventillation. A glue gun doesn’t seem to work well with a ceramic plant pot and polymer clay.
Can I add air plants or faux plants?
Yes! You can make any kind planter you’d like. The world is your oyster!
Can these pots be kept outdoors?
No. I would not recommend that especially in cold climates. The excess water and cold are not good for ceramics.
What other planters or housewares could I make using silicone molds?
You could buy silicone molds in any shape – hearts, skulls, stars, moons. You name it – they’ve got it!
Want more polymer clay help? Check out this post which has everything you’ll need to get started with Polymer clay and Sculpey clay.