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How to Make Wall-Mounted Pinch Pots
By Make + Haus on Apr 22, 2014
Our new house is white walled, and I'm kind of loving it. I like the idea of bringing in little pops of color with art and accessories. I can easily swap them out when I want to change things up. Because our upper level has great light and a beautiful tree-filled valley view, I really want the interior walls to come alive with flora to mirror the outside. I even bought a few large Shane Powers ceramic wall pots from West Elm for hanging ferns on the stairwell wall (me and those ferns). Using these large pieces as a point of inspiration, I made some tiny versions with polymer clay to hang in smaller spaces, like the bathroom, or over a bedside table. I think the granite pots look like river rocks.
After the pots are oven-baked, they can hold water for itsy bitsy flower arrangements. I scavenged these blooms from around our wild backyard. Slowly, we are making our new house our home! For the full tutorial read below.
Wall Mounted Pinch Pots - you'll need at least 2oz of polymer clay per pot and some 3M adhesive tabs for hanging.
Roll polymer clay into an egg shape.
Push the center to about 1/4" base thickness. Then slowly open the bowl up.
Continue to shape the bowl until it is about 1/4 thick throughout.
Flatten one side to create a surface for hanging. Bake on a wax paper covered baking sheet at 275 degrees for 30 minutes until clay is set.
Allow to cool completely before handling.
Apply an adhesive back, designed to hold up to 1 lb. I used 3M's removable picture hanger, trimmed to fit.
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For maximum adhesion, hang and allow to set to the surface for up to 12 hours before filling with water and flowers/greenery.