The pot sizes that we recommend for this project are just suggestions. You can use any size pot you wish, to make the project as big or as small as you'd like.
Two 8-inch clay pots
Four 4-inch clay pots
Acrylic craft paint
Clear acrylic sealer
Two 3-foot pieces of macrame cord, or some other type of strong rope
Painting the Clay Pots
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Although you can make this project with plastic pots, we prefer to use terracotta pots. Terracotta is a porous material that paint sticks to well.
Begin by painting the pots however you like. The 4-inch terracotta flower pots (or the smaller pots, if you're using different sizes) will be the flower pot person's arms and legs; the two 8-inch pots (or the larger pots) will be the flower pot person's body and head. Paint accordingly! Paint different designs and shapes onto the pot for the body of your flower pot lady. Paint the other larger terracotta pot to look like a face.
If you have an overabundance of brush strokes, you may have to paint two layers to get a smooth surface. Let the paint dry and then seal the paint with several thin coats of clear acrylic sealer.
If you are a bit stuck as to how to decorate your flower pot person, just hop on over to Pinterest for inspiration. You will literally find hundreds of painted flower pot people to guide and inspire you!
Assembling the Clay Pot Arm
knot on inside bottom of clay pot
Take one of the painted 4-inch pots that represents an arm and place it on a table upside down.
Cut a piece of macrame cord about 3 feet long and run it through the drainage hole on the upside down 4-inch pot.
Tie a knot onto the end of the macrame cord inside the pot, making sure the knot is larger than the size of the drainage hole.
Pull the knotted cord up until the knot is flush with the bottom inside of the 4-inch pot.
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Attaching the Arm to the Body
cord through arm and body
Take the end of the macrame cord that is run through the 4-inch terracotta pot (the side that isn't knotted) and run it through the drainage hole on the upside down 8-inch terracotta pot that represents the body of the flower pot person.
You will now have a cord running up through the arm and down into the body pot drainage hole, peeking out at the bottom, as in the photo above.
Start Building the First Clay Pot Leg
flower pot hand body and foot
Take the unknotted cord that is peeking out from the bottom of the body-pot, and run it into the drainage hole of an upside down pot that represents the leg of the flower pot person.
Tie a knot and pull the cord so that it is flush against the inside drainage hole of the smaller pot that represents the leg. Pull the arm and leg to level it out against the body. You may want to put your project on some type of stand at this point, as it will make the next step easier.
Finish the Clay Pot Legs and Arms
Repeat the previous instructions on the other side.
Attach the Head to Your Flower Pot Person
You can now place the flower pot person in your garden and then attach the head. Some people place the head directly onto the body without glueing it and fill it with soil and flowers.
If you wish to make your head more secure, you may glue the head onto the body. Pick some pretty plants or flowers to represent the flower pot person's hair and plant as you would a normal flower pot.
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