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DIY Polymer Clay Succulent Plants

diy polymer clay succulent plant

These DIY clay succulent plants are super easy to make and create the cutest planters you’ve ever seen!  Follow this step by step visual tutorial to make your own…

Seriously, how darling are these clay succulents?!  Too busy to make them right away?  Pin this post for later!  Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it will be there when you’re ready.

Be sure to check out a few of my other polymer clay projects like these cute  Vegetable Garden Markers and these adorable Clay Smores!

clay succulent plant craft

This clay succulent craft is seriously the best.  This easy craft is a great way to add a pop of color and whimsy to your space.

clay succulent plant craft

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Supplies that you will need:

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How to make clay succulent plants:

  1. Begin by forming the clay into a soft, malleable ball.
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2. Roll 1 cm clay balls in each of the three green colors.

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3. Form the balls into three different shapes to create three different kinds of succulent plants. 

4. Cones, leaves and tear drops.  

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5. Press 6-8 of the leaves together at one end to form a flower shape.

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6. Layer 4-6 of the leaves on top of that.

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7. Finish with 3 more leaves and plant one is complete.

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Now lets make a plant with the cones…

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8. Flatten a ball into a flat disk and press the end of the cone shapes around the edge of the disk.

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9. Bring the cones up to the center and press together to form another plant.

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Let’s make the last plant…

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10. Press four of the tear drops together at the rounded base.  

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11. Layer the tear drops alternatingly to create another plant.

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12. Repeat these steps to make many plants of varying sizes and shapes.

13. Poke a hole in the underside of each clay plant for a toothpick.

14. Bake the clay as directed in the oven.  For me that was 25 minutes at 200 degrees.

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15. Once the clay has cooled, seal with mod podge.

16. Using a toothpick, place each plant into the soil or rocks of the plant pot.

clay succulent plant craft

Super cute and easy right?!  And they can totally be made and personalized in a hundred different ways!  Change up the colors and shapes for a wide variety of little clay succulents.

clay succulent plant craft

My essentials for clay crafts:

clay succulent plant craft

This pretty turquoise blue/green color was my favorite.  If you make these, I would love to see them, please share your photos!

clay succulent plant craft

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.
polymer clay succulent plant

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clay succulent plant craft

DIY Polymer Clay Succulent Plants

Yield: 1
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

These DIY clay succulent plants are super easy to make and create the cutest planters you've ever seen!  Follow this step by step visual tutorial to make your own...

Materials

  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet
  • polymer clay in blue green, dark green and light green
  • clay cutting and shaping tools
  • toothpicks
  • mod podge
  • paint brush
  • plant pot
  • potting soil or small rocks

Instructions

1. Begin by forming the clay into a soft, malleable ball

2. Roll 1 cm clay balls in each of the three green colors.

3. Form the balls into three different shapes to create three different kinds of succulent plants. 

4. Cones, leaves and tear drops.  

5. Press 6-8 of the leaves together at one end to form a flower shape.

6. Layer 4-6 of the leaves on top of that

7. Finish with 3 more leaves and plant one is complete.

8. Flatten a ball into a flat disk and press the end of the cone shapes around the edge of the disk

9. Bring the cones up to the center and press together to form another plant.

10. Press four of the tear drops together at the rounded base. 

11. Layer the tear drops alternatingly to create another plant.

12. Repeat these steps to make many plants of varying sizes and shapes.

13. Poke a hole in the underside of each clay plant for a toothpick.

14. Bake the clay as directed in the oven.  For me that was 25 minutes at 200 degrees.

15. Once the clay has cooled, seal with mod podge.

16. Using a toothpick, place each plant into the soil or rocks of the plant pot.

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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