Turn Air-Dry Clay Into Super Cute Flower Pot Sticks for Summer


Welcome to June and the unofficial start of summer! June has to be one of my favourite months of the year. The long days, beautiful weather, spring flowers, and trees that are full of leaves all make me so happy. What more could you want?

To celebrate June, I made these super cute little flower pot sticks this week. They are fun to make and there are so many ways to use them that you can’t go wrong whipping some up. I have to send out a huge thank you to my friend Louise for inspiring this project! She made something similar and they were so sweet I had to try it myself.

IOD MOULDS

For my pot sticks, I decided to make little bees and daisies but you could make butterflies, birds, or really anything that would look fun peeking out of a flower pot.

IOD Moulds and paper clay

To prep the moulds for the clay, always make sure to dust them with cornstarch. This will allow the clay to easily be released and keep all of the details intact.

dusting a mould with cornstartch

Once the mould is dusted, break off pieces of the air-dry clay and push them into all of the nooks and crannies until it is filled.

filling IOD moulds with clay

Be sure to release the clay while it is still wet; do not let the clay dry in the mould.

removing a clay flower from a mold

Making the Flower Pot Sticks

Once your designs are moulded and released, it’s time to add the sticks. I used small wooden skewers.

wood skewers

To add the sticks, I gently held the flowers and bees and pushed the pointed end of the skewer up into the clay. The pointed end pushed nicely in without damaging anything.

adding sticks to clay flowers and bees

Once the skewers are inserted, leave the air-dry clay overnight to harden.

dried clay flowers and bees

Painting the Flowers and Bees

Using Milk Paint by Fusion, I painted all of my little flowers and bees. I used Palm Spring Pink, Casa Rosa, Sangria, Little Black Dress, and Mod Mustard.

Little artists brushes were the perfect size to get into all of the details.

painting clay flowers with pink milk paint

How sweet is this whimsical little bee peeking out?

a clay bee in a flower pot

These little flower sticks were so fun to make and they look so cute popped in a flower pot for summer.

clay pink flower

clay flowers in a pot

Let’s Celebrate June!

If you would like to learn more about using moulds for your furniture and home decor projects,
the virtual Decorative Moulds 101 Class is only $10 CDN (regularly $47 CDN) until next Tuesday night (June 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST) to welcome in the month of June.

This class consists of 5 videos that you can watch from the comfort of your home as many times as you’d like and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout for you.
Find all of the details here…

clay flowers and a bee in flower pots

I hope you will celebrate this wonderful month by doing something creative and fun!
Happy June 🌻

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4 Comments on " Turn Air-Dry Clay Into Super Cute Flower Pot Sticks for Summer "

  1. Lisa

    These are soo cute!

  2. Lisa

    LOVE THESE!

    1. Lisa

      Thanks so much Louise and for inspiring this project!

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