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I brought home this leafy Golden pothos plant on a whim around Thanksgiving last year, never fully expecting that it would live to see Christmas under my black thumb. And yet, here it is almost 5 months later!! What a resilient little sucker. One of my bucket list items is to “Keep a plant alive for at least a year” (seriously), so I’m hoping I’ll get to cross that one off the list in a few months :-) To reward my new friend for its impressive survival skills, I decided to upgrade it to a happy new home for spring!
What you’ll need:
- a terra cotta planter
- white oven bake clay
- hot glue/super glue
- white gloss spray paint
- Take a look at your planter and decide out how large you would like the legs to be
- Start sculpting! I found it easier to make things even by rolling out a “snake” for the legs, along with two balls for the feet
- Cut the “snake” in half to get two equally sized legs. Flatten the balls with your thumb and shape them into little rounded out rectangles
- Make sure your planter is sitting on a flat surface, and gently squish the legs into position. When you’re happy with the length and thickness of the legs, go ahead and attach the feet!
- Then create some pieces for the face – I went with two simple dots for the eyes and a teeny cone for the nose
- Bake your clay pieces according to the directions on the package (I removed the eyes and nose early since they’re so much smaller in size)
- Once they’re done, let them cool and glue them into place
- Spray the entire planter with two coats of spray paint
- When the paint has fully dried, transfer your green friend to his new whimsical home!