Friday, December 18, 2015

Clay Pot Toy Soldier Holiday Decoration

Are you looking for a quick and easy holiday craft project? Do you like to decorate with a toy soldiers motif? If so, you've got to check out these adorable Clay Pot Toy Soldiers! You can make one in only a few short hours and with just a few general craft supplies.

You can make these clay pot toy soldiers in a variety of sizes but just changing up the size of the flower pots, wood ball and wood candle cups. You can make them smaller than this one or quiet large, that's totally up to you! All of these supplies can picked up anywhere general crafting goods are sold.
Craft Project - Clay Pot Toy Soldier

3" Clay Pot
1 1/2" Clay Pot (2)
1" Wood Ball
1 1/2" Wood Candle Cup
E6000 Glue Adhesive
Acrylic Paint: Red, Black, Flesh, Pink, Brown and Yellow
Paint Brush, Water and Paper Towels
Gold Metallic Cord (if you want to hang them)
Clear Acrylic Spray Sealer

Lay down newspaper. Paint each piece as shown in the photos with their base color. Let dry for an hour and then paint the smaller details on top. Let dry for another hour.
Using E6000 glue adhesive you'll want to assemble your pieces. Turn the two 1 1/2" clay puts upside down to form the soldier's boots and glue them onto the upside down 3" clay pot (the body). Glue the wooden ball (the head) on top and then turn the wood candle cup upside down (the hat) and glue that on. You'll need to let this sit for several hours for the glue to adhere and completely dry.

If you plan on using them for Christmas tree ornaments...add the metallic gold cord. Just a warning, they will need to be placed on bigger & sturdy tree branches. Otherwise, they look cute sitting on shelves, your fireplace mantle, window sills, etc.

1 comment:

jopb said...

These are so cute and I can't wait till my grandsons are old enough to make them with my supervision. I think they would be too heavy for our tree unless one old find pots implanting rath than clay

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