How cute is this Dollar Tree butterfly clay pot plant holder? These little clay pot people are so much fun to make, and the ways to decorate them are endless! In this tutorial, I used my Cricut Maker (which I adore) to cut out the eyes and mouth. If you don't have a Cricut, just paint the face on, or use stickers. However you want to do it is up to you.
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What You Need:
-6 clay pots from Dollar Tree (Dollar Tree only carries 2 sizes. You need 2 of the larger ones, and 4 of the smaller ones. Or get whatever sizes you want from WalMart.)
-a few feet of strong cotton yarn, twine, or rope to attach the hand and feet
-acrylic paint in the colors of your choice
-a clip-on butterfly from Dollar Tree
-a pipe cleaner, cut in half
-4 flower rhinestones from Dollar Tree
-a bit of Diamond wrap from Dollar Tree
-hot glue sticks & glue gun (I only use Gorilla brand)
How To Make It:
Step 1: Paint your clay pots any color you like. For this one, I chose 2 shades of blue acrylic paint. Using hot glue, glue the two larger pots together.
Step 2: Cut a length of cotton yarn for the arms and legs (as long or as short as you want). Thread the yarn through the holes in the bottom of the small pots, and tie a knot to keep it from slipping back through. I tied a knot 3 times to make sure it was large enough to stay in place.
Step 3: Using hot glue, attach the arms to the larger pots where they attach.
Step 4: Using hot glue, attach the legs to the inside of the bottom pot.
Step 5: Glue a bit of Diamond wrap around the larger pots to hide the tops of the arms.
Step 6: Remove the wings from the butterfly, and glue them to the back of the pots.
Step 7: Put a bit of hot glue on the back of one of the flower rhinestones, place half of a pipe cleaner on the glue, and then place another rhinestone on top of that. You are basically sandwiching the pipe cleaner between the rhinestones.
Step 8: Wrap the pipe cleaner around your finger to create a spiral, and then glue it to the inside rim of the upper large pot.
Step 9: Attach/paint on the face, and there you go!
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