Clay Succulent Pots

Clay succulent pots are cute and don’t take up much space. And the added benefit is, you will never have to water or to care for these.

You can make entire clusters if you would like and they never wilt or die.

Here is how to make them:

Supplies Needed:

  • Air Dry Clay
  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Craft Paint
  • Varnish
  • Brushes
  • Craft Knife
  • Sand

Craft Steps:

  1. Make your cardboard templates: Draw a 1″ diameter circle and a strip that is 1 1/2″ tall by the circumference of the circle for the round pot. For the house pot make one square 1 1/2″ by 1 1/2″, two rectangles that are 1 1/2″ by 2″ and then draw the 1 1/2″ by 2″ with a point for the sides.
  2. Roll out your clay about 1/4″ thick and cut out your shapes.

4. Make your ‘succulents by making the leaves and assembling them to a cluster.

5. Take your round clay pot cutouts and assemble them.

6. Leave the house clay pot disassembled until the clay is dry.

7. Let your pieces dry.

8. Assemble your house pot. Make sure to seal the edges with glue, if you plan on using sand as I did.

9. Paint and varnish your pieces.

10. Add sand into your pots and place your ‘succulents’ in them.


There are plenty of recipes out there for making your own air dry clay. Note that most clays will shrink a little during the drying process.

It’s your turn:

Show me your Clay Succulent Pots. What were your challenges?



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