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How to Make a Clay Pot Elf
Clay Pot Crafts Tutorial: Handmade Clay Pot Elf to Enhance Your Christmas Decor
This clay pot craft tutorial will teach you how to make a clay pot elf. This homemade Christmas craft is easy to make and is very festive for the holiday season.
How to Make a Clay Pot Elf
Materials Needed For Clay Pot Craft
Clay pot Elf: Homemade Christmas Craft
2 clay pots -one bigger and one little (about 1")
1 wooden head
1 small red bow
1 black marker
2 Green sparkly pipecleaners
3 Red Sparkly pipecleaners
1 piece of craft foam in which to make ears
1 paint brush
Foam Christmas Shapes
Clay Pot Elf Promise
Be creative and do not be afraid to try new ideas or to add a little sparkle to your clay pot projects.
Step One: How to Make a Clay Pot Elf - Homemade Christmas Craft Pattern
Paint your larger clay pot green and allow time to dry between coats.
Paint your wooden doll head the skin color of your choice. Allow time for paint to dry.
Paint small clay pot red and allow time to dry between coats.
Step Two: How to Make a Clay Pot Elf
Handmade Christmas Craft
Take your jingle bell and run a elastic gold cord through the bottom of your green pot and tie it.
Hot glue gun the cord to the bottom of the pot.
Cut several pieces of orange rafia the same length. You can drape a piece over the wooden ball to figure out the desired length you want for hair. When you have cut all the pieces line them up and take a piece of rafia to tie the bundle in the center.
Clay Pot Crafts are fun and easy to make! You can make cute Elves or Snowmen. Show off your Christmas spirit with your clay pot art.
Step Three: How to Make a Clay Pot Elf - Clay Pot Crafts Make Great Christmas Ornaments
Take two sparkly green pipe cleaners and wrap each around a pencil so that you create two arms. Glue them to the top of the larger green clay pot with a hot glue gun.
Next take the wooden doll head and glue it to the green pot to create. Allow time for the glue to dry.
Add 3 sequences in the center of the clay pot to make jacket buttons.
Step Four: How to Make a Clay Pot Elf - Christmas Craft made with Clay Pots
Take the tied rafia and glue it to the top of the wooden doll head after drawing on your elf's smiling face.
Take a red sparkle pipecleaner and place it around the top of the red pot and secure with glue. Next take one more pipe cleaner and wrap it around the top of the red pot. Place it tightly beside the first and secure with glue.
Take a third red sparkle pipecleaner and shape in to a heart. Make sure you leave room at the bottom of the pipecleaner to feed it through the bottom of the red clay pot and hot glue the pipecleaner on the inside.
Finallly, place the rim of the red pot on top of the wooden head and rafia to form the elf's hat.
Step Five: How to Make a Clay Pot Elf - Christmas Homemade Craft: Clay Pot Elf for Christmas
Take a piece of foam close to your desired skin color and cut out two small tear drops to make ears. Glue one ear on each side of the head between pieces of orange rafia.
Glue a small red bow to Vanessa's neck in order to make a cute bow tie.
Run a bead of glue around the rim of the green pot and attach a piece of green felt circle to the bottom of the elf in order to hide the inside of the bell.
Step Six: How to Make a Clay Pot Elf
Finish Your Homemade Christmas Craft
It is now time for the finishing touches.
Take two felt shapes, anything you want to use, and attach one shape with glue to each arm. Examples of shapes to use are bells, gifts or snow flakes. You are limited to felt shapes either. Try using small three dimenisional objects too.
Bless your Elf with a cute holiday greeting or wish by applying a rub on transfer to the lip of the green clay pot.
Take a breath and admire your accomplishment. You have just completed making your own Vanessa Elf clay pot craft.
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