I've discovered a new found love of clay.. it's basically play doh for grown ups!

last saturday night whilst watching x-factor in my pj's (yep it's gets pretty wild up in here at the weekends) I decided to break out the packed of clay I'd picked up earlier in the week. I was planning on making some little trinket bowls until I remembered a tutorial for succulent planters I'd seen by say yes on pinterest.


I've always been one for shortcuts so I liked the idea of using air dry clay! I rolled out a piece with a rolling pin (roughly 0.5cm in thickness) and cut out a rectangle shape. then I used a scalpel to cut a scallop pattern along one of the long edges and then folded the rectangle into a cylinder shape. for the bottom I cut out a rough circle and placed it into the bottom of the clay cylinder. to make it all a little neater I sealed over the joints with the blunt side of my knife before using a wet paintbrush to smooth out any imperfections.


I also made a mini tub planter by roughly cutting out 3 rectangles for the sides and base and 2 squares for the ends. You could measure them out and be more precise than I've been here, I was just playing around and experimenting!

I left my planters to dry out for a few days before I planted my little babies into them.. I have oodles of baby cacti so these are perfect for housing them on my bookcases! 

have you ever made anything out of clay?

caroline x



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  1. This is so different and actually looks really good! I've never tried anything like it, sounds fun though! x

    Maisy Meow | Fashion and Beauty Blog

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    1. it was such good fun- I love playing and getting my hands messy :) xx

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  2. Your photography always looks beautiful, what camera do you use?

    Beth x
    TheBritishGirl.co.uk

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    1. ah thanks so much!! I now use a nikon d5200 but I was using the D3000 previously (there is no real difference in the image quality my new one just has a video option) it's actually the lens that has helped, I switched from using a standard lens to a 35mm 1.8 lens and my pictures are much improved, also I've stated using the camera on manual not automatic which is better for outfit pictures as you can adjust the ISO etc.
      the 50mm lens is my next investment as that's supposed to be great too! :) XX

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  3. This is so cute and sounds really fun! :) x

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  4. This is amazing! Upon seeing the first image I didn't even realise and thought it was a regular vase/pot. Fabulous idea :) X

    Sheren | THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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    1. ah that's great to hear haha! I'm quite pleased with my first attempt, thanks you :) xx

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    1. ah thanks so much you- keep meaning to do a room tour of my bedroom!! :) xx

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    1. clay is far. too. fun!!! thanks amigo :) xx

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  7. These are so cute! I've got a Christmassy air-dry clay DIY to make your table look all pretty over on my blog today. I love air dry clay - it's so versatile!

    www.beakupcrafts.co.uk

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    1. amazing, I've only just discovered it but I can see how versatile it is!! :) xx

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  8. It's really cute!
    Is the clay okay with water?

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