How to make a 3D-spot pot

Create these super simple 3D-spot pots and give a store-bought pot a personal touch.

Bunnings magazine, March 2020

What you need

Craft clay (we used Boyle air drying clay in White)

Drop sheet

Cylinder-shaped plant pot

Exterior paint in white and black (we used Taubmans Brilliant White and All Black)

Mini roller with tray

Size 14 round craft paintbrush

Clear-drying superglue


1. Roll 10mm-diameter balls of craft clay, then press them onto a clean work surface to create flat-bottomed 3D dots, leaving them to dry for 24 hours.

Tip: Make about 10 dots for your pot.

2. Lay out a drop cloth to protect the work surface then apply white paint all over the pot using a mini roller, leaving to dry.

3. Paint the 3D clay dots black using a craft paintbrush and leave them to dry.

4. Apply superglue to the flat sides of the 3D dots, pushing them onto the pot to create a pattern.

Get inspired

Check out the latest issue of the Bunnings magazine for more simple projects.

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