DIY Clay Horse Flower Pot-Video
DIY Clay Horse Flower Pot
Didn’t this flower pot horse turn out adorable?
…and I get so many compliments from everyone who sees him!!!
I’ve named my flower pot horse ‘Little Teddy’, as he’s a representation of big “Teddy” (one of our horses). Do you see the resemblance??
This project turned out as cute as can be, and I’m really itching to make one more that resembles another one of our horses!
..but I’ve got to be honest, I wasn’t always this excited about it in the beginning…
When I started, there weren’t any step by step instructions out there on how to make this, and it was a huge headache figuring out the best way to construct my flower pot horse without everything falling apart (let’s just say I wanted to throw it all out the window a time or two before I finally got it figured out!)
I’ve created a very detailed, step by step tutorial that makes it a lot easier to put together (and you won’t have to go through all the frustrations that I did).
…LUCKY YOU!!!!! 🙂
Here’s how to build it!
DIY Clay Horse Flower Pot – Tutorial
Tools & Supplies:
- Hand drill with 5/16 masonry bit (to drill holes into pots)
- Diamond hole saw drill bit (25mm) (to drill tail hole into pot)
- Hack saw or metal chop saw (to cut thread rod)
- Wrench or Ratchet (size 5/16) to tighten nuts onto thread rod
- Hot glue gun with extra strength gorilla hot glue (for gluing on the mane & rubber washers)
- 5/16in thread rod (you’ll need 8ft)
- Large fender washers with an inner diameter of 5/16 and outer diameter of 1 1/2in (you’ll need 13)
- Small flat washer with inner diameter of 5/16 (you’ll need 1)
- 1/2in inner diameter rubber grommets (you’ll need 4)
- Sixteen small clay pots with 4.25in wide top & 4in tall (Legs)-Both found at Lowe’s & Home Depot. In-store they are labeled “4 inch standard clay pot”.
- Two large clay pots with 9.75in wide top & 8.75in tall (Body)-Both found at Lowe’s & Home Depot. In-store they are labeled “10 inch standard clay pot”.
- Two clay pots with 8.25in wide top & 5.75in tall (Head and Neck)-Found at Lowe’s. In-store they are labeled “Azalea Pot”
- One clay pot with 8 1/2in wide top & 7 3/4in tall (Nose)-Both found at Lowe’s & Home Depot. In-store they are labeled “8 inch standard clay pot”.
- Garden sisal rope natural light (for the mane and tail) I used about 70ft so I bought the 100ft roll (you can also use yarn, or a mop head dyed to the color you want)
- Garden sisal rope dark (for the halter)
- Two wooden spoons (for the ears)
- Outdoor spray paint (this is the base color-it’s easiest to spray all of the pots before assembling) Remember to also paint those spoons for the ears!
- Paint and paint brush (for the hooves and markings) I used some old outdoor paint that lasts forever in the elements)
- Sand or small sand bags (when I added soil to the head, my horse became ‘front heavy’…adding sand or sand bags inside the back legs fixed this problem)
DIY Clay Horse Flower Pot