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How to Make Wall-Mounted Pinch Pots

By poppy 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.

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Roll polymer clay into an egg shape.

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Push the center to about 1/4" base thickness. Then slowly open the bowl up.

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Continue to shape the bowl until it is about 1/4 thick throughout.

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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.

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Allow to cool completely before handling.

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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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Check out the 1968 counter top!


For maximum adhesion, hang and allow to set to the surface for up to 12 hours before filling with water and flowers/greenery.

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