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Bohemian Clay Pot Donkey

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Whimsical and colorful, this clever clay pot donkey will be the centerpiece of your fiesta party!
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pink, 2 oz.
Item #413
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Patina, 2 oz.
Item #444
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Medium Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #455
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Citron, 2 oz.
Item #503
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
Item #524
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Matte, 4 oz.
Item #CS11305
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$4.99

Other Supplies
Ashland™ 4 ½” clay pots - two
Ashland™ 1 ½” clay pots – twelve
Ashland™ 3” and 2” clay pots – one each
Floracraft® balls 1 ½” – two and 3” – one
Light colored burlap
Scissors
Hot glue or craft glue
Foam Spouncers® ¾” and 1/2”
Flat brush ½” and ¼”
Liner brush #1
Paper towels
Brush basin
Foam plates
Ruler

Instructions

  1. Cut a piece of burlap and lay on foam plate. Thoroughly saturate with Mod Podge® and hang to dry. 
  2. Cut two small balls in half and paint Medium Yellow. Cut a small piece of larger ball off to create a flat side. Paint Calypso Sky, Pink and Yellow Citron as shown. Let dry. 
  3. Paint varying width of colored stripes on larger clay pots. Paint Medium Yellow, Calypso Sky and Pink sections on 3” pot. Using liner brush, paint two lines on bottom of 3” pot in Licorice for nostrils. 
  4. Paint twelve 1 ½” pots in colors shown as well as 2” pot for neck. 
  5. Cut another length of burlap approximately 7” x 4”. Remove strands along length until you have at least ½” left. Roll into a tube and glue end that is not frayed into bottom of one of the 4 ½” pots. This will be the back end of your donkey.
  6. Glue two largest pots together as shown.
  7. Glue twelve smallest pots together as shown. Glue small ball halves to ends of body, then glue legs to balls. 
  8. Glue large ball head into pot with nose. Then glue to 2” pot as shown. Glue 2” pot to body using something to prop head up until glue is dry. 
  9. Use Spouncers to create eyes in Wicker White and Licorice.
  10. Cut two long tapered shapes from stiffened burlap and glue to back of head for ears. 
Tip: Create a smaller donkey by substituting pot and Styrofoam balls with smaller sizes for party favors.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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