DIY STAMPED CLAY POTS.

Diy Stamped Clay Pots

The one thing I can't say no to is stationary. I love it. I probably have far too much but whenever I spot a new colour of washi tape or a pretty design on a notebook I can't help but buy it.

You might remember the other month when I mentioned I'd fallen in love with all those diy clay plant pots that were popping up all over the internet. I don't have much use for tiny plant pots. I only have two houseplants and they're both quite large but the one thing I can always use is more storage for my ever growing stationary collection so I grabbed my favourite stamps, some left over air dry clay I had from making these and got to work making these Diy Stamped Clay Pots. I hope you like them as much as I do.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL  NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN DIY STAMPED CLAY POTS: Air dry clay, some stamps (these are the ones I used) a rolling pin, a glass, a knife and some sandpaper.

You know the drill. The above links are affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through them I receive a small commission.

Make Diy Stamped Clay Pots

1. The first things you need to do is make some clay slip. Slip is watered down clay you can use to glue your clay pieces together. Break off a few small pieces of clay into a bowl and cover with water. Leave for about 30 minutes to dissolve.

Remember, the smaller the pieces of clay the faster it will break down. You might need to give it a stir now and again.

2. Take some air dry clay and knead it until it is soft and pliable.

3. Roll out the clay to about 3 mm thick. If you find the clay is sticking to your work surface try rolling it out on some greaseproof paper first.

4. Stamp your design onto the clay.

5. To make the sides of your pot use a knife to cut a rectangle out of the clay. You can use a template if you want but I just cut mine free hand as I don't mind the wobbly edges. For the base of the pot cut around a glass to make a circle.

As the air dry clay isn't food safe I used a disposable plastic knife so I wasn't using anything that would later come into contact with food.

Make Diy Stamped Clay Pots

6. To help the clay stick together you need to score the edges first. This gives the clay something to grip on.

Flip your clay rectangle over so the stamped side is on the table and score a cross-hatch pattern about 1 cm in on any edges where the clay will touch. In this case I scored along the bottom edge and the right hand side.

7. Apply a layer of slip to the parts you've just scored to help glue your pieces together.

8. Now comes the tricky part. You need to wrap your clay around the circle base and overlap the sides. Make sure the part you've scored is on the outside and the unscored clay is on the inside.

The taller you make your pot the more trouble you can have with this part. My pots were around 8 cm tall and I did have a bit of a problem with them bending and buckling. If you want to make your pots taller you may need to experiment with thicker clay.

9. Carefully turn your pot upside down and blend the edges of the clay sides and base together. You can use some more slip or water to help.

10. Leave to dry. It's quite warm here at the moment so mine only took a couple of days to dry. You may need to allow more drying time depending on the weather where you live.

Remember if you've used slip or water on the base of your pot you may need to leave it upside down to begin with. You don't want the clay drying and gluing itself to your table. I've done this before and trust me it wasn't fun to remove.

11. To finish sand away any rough edges.

As I've said before I really like the matte white finish you get with this clay so I decided to leave mine as they were but you could paint them or varnish them any way you like.

Diy Stamped Clay Pots

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

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Diy Stamped Clay Bowls from Healthy Nibbles & Bits.

Happy Monday everyone. Today I wanted to share Lisa's fantastic blog Healthy Nibbles & Bitswith you. She made the gorgeous clay bowls in the photo above inspired by my own Stamped Clay Bowls. Aren't they great? I love the stamp she used and that she put her own spin on them with the fluted edges.

It's the best feeling to know that people are actually making the things I'm sharing on this blog. If you've been inspired to make something from the any of the tutorials so far and would like to see them featured here please get in touch. You can tag me on instagram @emliston or email me directly at gatheringbeautyblog{@}gmail.com. I'd love to see them.

If you want to see more of how Lisa made her own clay bowls you can go here and if you're looking for some healthy recipes here's a few from her blog that caught me eye, banana peanut butter pops, clever microwave lemon poppy seed cake and sweet and salty granola bars.

Thanks to Lisa for letting me use her photo and don't forget to check out her out on pinterest

and instagram.

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

FIVE MINUTE CRAFTS - DIY WASHI TAPE BUNTING.

Five Minute Crafts - Diy Washi Tape Bunting - Gathering Beauty

Another five minute diy. This time washi tape bunting.

Things you'll need: Selection of washi tape. String or twine.Scissors.

Five Minute Crafts - Diy Washi Tape Bunting - Gathering Beauty

Tear off a strip of tape. Fold over your string. Trim into a triangle or any other shape you want and repeat.

Five Minute Crafts - Diy Washi Tape Bunting - Gathering Beauty

Make your own to use as as cake toppers, embellishments on birthday cards or simply to hang and admire. I think a few of these might even look good decorating my project life pages.

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

FIVE MINUTE CRAFTS - DIY BUTTON MAGNETS.

Five Minute Crafts - Diy Button Magnets - Gathering Beauty

I love these d.i.y. button magnets. They really brightened up my fridge and only took five minutes to make.

Five Minute Crafts - Diy Button Magnets - Gathering Beauty

Things you'll need.

1. Magnets.

2. Pretty buttons, glass beads and any other embellishments you've got lying around.

3. Glue. I used a glue gun but I'm sure any strong glue would do the trick.

Five Minute Crafts - Diy Button Magnets - Gathering Beauty

These really are so simple. All you have to do is glue your magnet to the back of your button, let it dry and be careful not to get glue all over the place. Easy, right?

Five Minute Crafts - Diy Button Magnets - Gathering Beauty

(love tag from Ikea, pretty papers from the Dear Lizzy range at American Crafts)

If you're looking for more craft ideas why not head on over to my craft board on Pinterest and take a look.

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.