These DIY clay fruit garden markers are fun to make and perfect for identifying seeds that you have planted in the garden this spring.
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When planting seeds in the spring it’s super easy to forget what you’ve planted once the seeds are under the soil. So we created these darling little clay fruit minis to act as our plant markers.
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Supplies that you will need:
- parchment paper
- baking sheet
- polymer clay in green, dark green, orange, red, yellow, purple, blue and black
- clay cutting and shaping tools
- black sharpie fine tip marker
- white glue
- white paint
- mod podge
- paint brush
This easy craft is a great way to get creative!
How to make clay fruit garden markers:
- Begin by forming the clay into malleable balls.
2. For the cherries: form two 1 cm red balls. Form two 1/2 cm green balls into ropes and ¼ cm green ball into a leaf shape.
3. Attach the stems and leaf to the top of the red balls. Form two indents in each cherry for eyes with the stylus.
4. For the kiwi: form a 2cm light green ball into a flat “u” shape, form ½ cm dark green ball into a thin rope, form a ½ cm brown ball into a rope and form a ½ cm white ball.
5. Form the white ball into a flat half circle. Wrap the dark green rope around the white half circle, place the light green “u” around this, finish by pressing the brown rope around that. Trim off any excess clay to make the top flat.
6. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus.
7. For the blueberry: form a 1 ½ cm blue ball. Form 6 – ¼ cm blue balls and press them into triangle shapes.
8. Attach the triangles to the top of the berry. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus.
9. For the blackberry: form a 2cm purple ball into a cylinder shape, form twenty ½-1 cm purple balls, then form a 1 cm green ball.
10. Press the small purple balls all around the cylinder. Press the green ball flat and shape leaves around the edges. Attach to the top of the berry.
11. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus.
12. For the pear: form one 2cm light green ball and press into a pear shape. Form ½ cm green ball and form into a leaf, attach to the top.
13. Form two indents for eyes into the pear with the stylus.
14. For the strawberry: form a 2cm red ball into a cone shape, form four ½ cm green balls into teardrop, leaf shapes. Attach the green leaves to the top of the berry.
15. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus.
16. For the orange: form a 2cm orange ball into a circle shape. Lightly add dots with a clay tool. Form one ¼ cm green ball into a leaf shape, attach to the top.
17. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus.
18. For the watermelon: form a 2 cm red ball into a triangle shape. Form 1/2 cm dark green ball and light green ball into ropes. Press them to the bottom of the triangle.
19. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus.
20. For the lemon: form a 2cm yellow ball into a cylinder shape tapered at the ends. Form a ½ cm green ball into a leaf shape and attach to the top.
21. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus.
All of the clay fruit done!
22. Roll at least 20 tiny black balls for eyes.
23. Bake as directed on the package. This is usually 20 minutes at 220 degrees.
24. Once the clay has cooled, glue the black balls onto the fruit for eyes.
25. Draw mouths onto the fruit with a black sharpie, add seed details to the watermelon and the kiwi. Add white dots to the eyes with paint.
26. Cover with mod podge to seal.
27. Finally, insert a toothpick into each fruit to use as a garden marker.
My essentials for clay crafts:
- We love using this Sculpey Polymer Oven Bake Clay for all of our projects.
- This clay shaping tool kit is a must have for clay crafting!
- These paint brushes are ideal for most craft surfaces and a great price!
- This rolling storage cart helps to keep our craft supplies organized.
All of our darling clay fruit! I can’t get over how cute these turned out and how fun they were to create.
Watermelon Plant Marker
Lemon Plant Marker
Strawberry Plant Marker
Kiwi Garden Marker
Orange Plant Marker
Pear Garden Marker
So freaking cute!!
Polymer clay crafting tips:
- Work with a high quality product like sculpey clay.
- Use plastic wrap in an air tight container to store clay.
- Score where you want two pieces of clay to stick together.
- Shape cutters work best on a flat, solid work surface.
- A craft oven is not needed.
- Bake at low temperatures to allow the clay to set slowly and prevent cracking.
- You can find clay of all kinds of different colors at Michaels stores.
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