This DIY mini succulent clay craft is fun to create and makes the cutest little plants that you have ever seen! Follow this step by step visual tutorial…
How cute 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.
These mini clay succulents are seriously so adorable. They are way easier to create than they look and you can’t kill them like a real plant, it’s a win/win!
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Supplies that you will need:
- parchment paper
- baking sheet
- polymer clay in green, dark green, light green, grey and black
- clay cutting and shaping tools
- black sharpie fine tip marker
- white glue
- white paint
- mod podge
- paint brush
How to make this Mini Succulent Clay Craft:
- Begin by forming the clay into a soft, malleable ball.
2. Roll 1 cm clay balls in each of the three colors.
3. Form the balls into three different shapes to create three different succulent plants.
4. Cone, tear drops and leaves.
5. Press 6-8 of the leaves together at one end.
6. Layer 4-6 of the leaves on top of that.
7. Finish with 3 more leaves and plant one is complete.
Let’s make a plant with the cones…
8. Flatten a ball into a flat disk and press the cone shapes around the edge.
9. Bring the cones up to the center and press together to form one plant.
Now for the last plant…
10. Press four of the tear drops together at the rounded base.
11. Layer alternatingly to create another plant.
12. Now roll three large grey balls.
13. Press each ball into a cylindrical plant pot shape. Poke a hole in the top, center with a toothpick.
14. Use a clay stylus tool to make indents for eyes in each pot.
15. Roll 6-8 tiny black balls of clay for eyes.
16. Poke a hole in the underside of each clay plant for a toothpick.
17. Bake the clay as directed in the oven. For me that was 25 minutes at 200 degrees.
18. Once the clay has cooled, glue the black balls into the eyes and draw a mouth on the pot with a sharpie.
19. Use white paint to add pupils to the eyes.
20. Seal the clay plants with mod podge.
21. Using a toothpick, place each plant top into the clay pot.
Okay, these are THE CUTEST THING EVER!!
I love how darling the succulent plants look as hair on these cute little pots!
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.
This pretty turquoise blue/green color was my favorite. If you make these, I would love to see them, please share!
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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