Well you can’t have Christmas without a Clay Pot Snowman. So, I decided to make one to sit on the side indoors. The great thing about this tutorial though is you can make it as large or as small as you wish and it will still look amazing.
Clay Pot Snowman Tutorial
The first thing you will need to do is gather your materials, for this project you will need.
- 2 Clay Pots – Size of choice – (see image below). Any garden center will sell these.
- DecoArt water-based acrylic paints – I used Christmas Red, White, Black, Brilliant Blue, and Emperor’s Gold
- Paint Brushes – cheap ones will do, you just need some different sizes.
- Sponge – any piece of
cheapsponge will do, as long as it is clean
- Water-based Sealant
- Strong Glue
- A small amount of thickish card – for the nose and hands
- Some Red Ribbon or fabric – for the scarf
- 1 Small P
Before you begin you will want to make sure your pot is completely clean and dust free. (prepare your clay pot).
Now that your pots are ready, let’s begin with the painting. Paint the large pot and the rim of your small pot in white. This may take a few coats, allow the paint dry between coats.
Next, Paint your Snowman’s hat red. Give several coats until you have the finish you want. When your hat is completely dry, add the gold dots.
I like to paint the dots freehand but if you prefer you can use stencils or stamps.
Let’s add a smile – Carefully paint on the lines for his smile and some nice black dots for the eyes. You could also draw a line around the big pot as a marker for where to add the snowflakes.
Next up, is snowflakes. To add the snowflakes you can use the stencil, ( I printed the snowflake out on paper. I should probably have used a thin cardstock as it got a bit messy). Also cut out some hands and a nose from thick card.
Mix some of the Brilliant Blue acrylic paint with some white to get the shade of blue you require and stencil on some randomly placed snowflakes. (I decided to add some dot flowers as well, just using the blue and applying with a paintbrush. Then using the sponge I added some icy blue cheeks to the face and some white dots to complete the eyes. Like So…..
Seal Your Snowman
Give your snowman pieces several coats of the varnish, until it is as shiny as you want it. This will protect your artwork.
Once your the sealant is completely dry you can build your Snowman.
Build Your Clay Pot Snowman
- Glue on your head
- Add your hands and nose
- Tie or glue around your ribbon to make a scarf
- And finally glue on your pompom
And there you have it, your finished Clay pot Snowman.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.