Spring is around the corner and I am itching to play outside in the dirt! Gardening and home decor are two of my favorite things. But, since being in the gardens is still a few months out at this point, I decided to get creative and spruce up my indoor plant pots and show them a little love with Sculpey Liquid Clay!
In no time at all my planters were absolutely adorable. Who doesn’t love instant gratification? With Sculpey liquid clay, in 30 minutes you can have a completed project!
This post is in partnership with Sculpey, all opinions are my own.
All you need to do this fun craft is:
- Sculpey liquid clay (I used glow in the dark, Emerald Metallic, and Amethyst Pearl)
- Sculpey Silicone Mixing Set
- Glitter or other fun add-ins
- Silicone baking molds
- Pots with real or faux plants in them (Non-porous pots only, not terra-cotta)
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
The process is simple and family-friendly! I had the kids each take a set of molds and they loved being included.
How To Use Sculpey Liquid Clay:
Preheat the oven and a cookie sheet to 275F.
Take the color of your choice, twist open the cap, and “draw” into the mold. Trace the lines of the mold with Sculpey and work inward. I really liked using the wand that came with the Sculpey Silicone mixing set. It helped distribute the clay evenly throughout the mold. Tap molds on the counter when done to help remove any air bubbles.
When using Glow in the Dark, I wanted to add contrast for visual effect during the day. I decided some silver glitter would be nice. For this, I poured the Glow in the Dark Sculpey into the silicone container, used the scoop portion of the wand to add the glitter, and stirred. Once the molds were filled, I placed the lid on the container to save the rest of the liquid clay for a later project!
Once molds are filled and tapped, place them on the baking sheet in your pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes. When done, remove from oven, let cool, and slowly bend silicone molds and roll out the clay.
Aren’t they adorable?! I could’t get over how easy the process was.
I’ve never worked with silicone molds before and had no idea now neat they were. You can basically find any pattern and design on Amazon. Sculpey also has some great mold options!
Once all the clay I needed was baked, simply heat up your hot glue gun, use a few dots per section, and apply to the pots. The clay is still bendable, which is perfect for conforming to the rounded sides of the pots.
The Glow In The Dark worked so well! See the video below for how cool it is!
I can see using the molds and Sculpey Liquid clay for many more projects around the house. From dressing up jewelry containers or decor boxes, to vases and even photo frames. So many uses for Sculpey!
The fun and options will help keep me busy until spring truly arrives!
What would you use Sculpey for? I’d love to hear your ideas!
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