Make an adorable hanging sloth planter using air or oven dry clay. Mould a ball of clay into a hanging sloth, then pack with earth and mini succulents for a unique hanging planter!
Paint on a happy face and tie on a tassel or bauble to add the finishing touch to your design.
YOU WILL NEED:
Air dry or oven dry modelling clay
Succulent plant cuttings
Yarn or string
How to make your sloth planter : step-by-step instructions
1 • Break off a handful of clay and form a ball.
2 • Using your thumbs, make a deep well in the center of the ball.
3 • Pull out and form the arms and legs from the side of the well.
4 • Flatten the ends of the limbs and wrap one over the other, as shown.
5 • Use a stick to mark the Sloth’s eyes.
6 • Stuff your finished model with newspaper and leave to dry over night, or bake in a kiln or oven if applicable.
7 • Once your sloth planter is dry, you can start painting it. Add a white base for the face.
8 • Then add the details of the face, and some hair!
9 • Place some colorful string or yarn through the arms and legs of your sloth.
10 • Now add some earth and small succulent plants.
11 • Pack the earth below and around the plants, using a teaspoon.
12 • Add a colorful tassel and your sloth planter is ready to hang!