Clay Pot Crafts: Make a Bell for the Porch

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 Clay pot crafts are a cute way to make home decorations. In clay pot crafts, clay flower pots are often crafted into a spread of decorative things that appeal to gardeners. Usually, the crafter begins with new pots. The pots are often decorated with paint also as being tied along side rope or cord to make things.

Pots for clay pot crafts are often purchased in many various sizes, from tiny ones less than 2 inches in diameter, to large ones over a foot across. For a beginning project, start with smaller pots. The beginner should also choose clay pot crafts that do not use too many pots in too elaborate a design.

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An example of a good craft for somebody new at clay pot crafts is to make a bell from two clay pots.

Buy one pot that’s about five or six inches in diameter, and another that’s very small. you’ll use the tiny one because the clapper for the bell. you’ll also need some decorative cord, two large wooden beads, and paint in desired colors.

 you’ll also wish to get some glue-on jewels to embellish the bell. The bell makes a pleasant decoration for a porch .

Cut the cord two feet (60 cm.) long. Fold the top over 3 inches (8 cm.) and tie in an knot , making a loop. This loop is for hanging the bell from a hook or a nail. Now turn the larger clay pot upside-down.

 Pass the loose end of the cord down through the hole in the pot. Lay the pot on its side and slide one among the massive wooden beads up the cord until it’s about 10 inches (25 cm.) from the loose end. Now tie the cord round the bead in order that the bead cannot slip from its position on the cord.

If you’ve got done this correctly, you’ll lift the pot by the loop. In clay pot crafts, the beads must be huge sufficient to stop the cord from going through the hole in the bottom of the pot.

On the loose end of the cord, you’re getting to attach the tiny pot within the same way. Slide the tiny pot up the cord to form it easier to tie the opposite large wooden bead on the top of the cord.

Now once you lift the whole arrangement by the loop, the smaller pot should hang freely inside the larger pot, making a pleasing sound when it claps against the larger pot.

Decorate the surface of the larger pot with paint as desired. you’ll wish to paint it in black and white patches for a Holstein cow theme. you’ll also wish to decorate the highest of the bell with silk or dried flowers and greenery and a ribbon bow.

For a variation on this craft, make three of the bells and hang them from a horizontal piece of driftwood or other interesting piece of natural wood. When making hanging clay pot crafts, always confirm the beads are large enough and are tied tightly in situ , because the clay pots will break if they fall to the bottom .

Other clay pot crafts include making an outsized doll or scarecrow of nested pots strung together and painted. The doll can sit on a chair or a step of the porch . Paint his face to seem sort of a scarecrow, a jack-o-lantern, a gnome, or a child . Clay pot crafts are especially suited to being displayed outside.

 

 

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