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Clay Pot Snail with FolkArt Paint

Make this smiling snail a part of your garden decor with clay pots and FolkArt Acrylic paint. Enjoy the fun of creating this summertime garden creature with your family!

At a Glance:

#5293 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Painting Stencils Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pink, 2 oz. - 413

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Patina, 2 oz. - 444

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Medium Yellow, 2 oz. - 455

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Citron, 2 oz. - 503

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz. - 524

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz. - 938

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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instructions

Other Supplies

Ashland™ 2” clay pots – ten, Ashland™ 1 ½” clay pots – three, Floracraft® 1 ½” foam balls - three, Jute, Wire, Flat brush ½”, Liner brush #1, Stencil brush 1/8”, Glue or hot glue, Brush basin, Foam plates, Paper towels, Craft knife, Wire cutters

Instructions

  1. Base coat two each of the 2” clay pots with Pink, Medium Yellow, Yellow Citron, Calypso Sky and Wicker White. Let dry. 
  2. Paint bodies of the three 1 ½” pots Patina. Also paint two foam balls Patina and let dry. 
  3. Cut the third foam ball into quarters. Insert one piece into smaller clay pot and glue. Stack second clay pot inside first at an angle and glue. Repeat with third pot to create neck of snail. 
  4. Glue painted foam ball to end of neck. Create eyes by dipping opposite end of paint brush into paint. Stencil cheeks with Pink and paint mouth with liner brush.
  5. Glue matching colors of larger pots together rim to rim. Place glued pots on one end to create a circle. Glue together at rims and turn to place them upright as shown. 
  6. Cut a length of wire and bend at tone end to create a needle. Thread a long piece of jute through eye of “needle” and weave jute in and out of pot openings until a star is created. Glue two ends of jute to rim of bottom front pot where neck will be placed. 
  7. Cut two lengths of wire and curl at ends. Insert into snail head with glue. 
  8. Flatten one side of last painted foam ball and glue round side into last pot of neck. Glue flat side to rim of pot with glued jute ends. 
Tip: Embellish pots of snail “shell” with paint, trims or rhinestones for a more decorative look.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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