I had a few of these mini clay pots hanging around and thought I'd like to try and add flowers to them using polymer clay.
I needed a dome shape on the pot to built my plant off of so I started by balling up a piece of aluminum foil and sticking it into the pot so it fit snugly.
Then covered it with brown clay.
I used a push mold to make enough leaves and flowers to cover the entire thing. But if you don't have a mold like this you can easily make leaves and flowers using this technique.
And added brown centers to each flower, which I then textured by poking with a toothpick.
I baked the entire thing (mini pot and all) in the oven according to the package directions for the clay.
You could stop here and have a cute little plant. Or add wire around the lip to fashion this into a hanging plant ornament (I might make a few of these for Christmas to give to the gardeners in my life). But I wanted a plant stake so I used wood glue to attach a dowel into the hole in the bottom of the pot, then I painted the stake green (you could skip this step and leave the dowel natural- it looked nice this way too).
Here's my finished plant stake in a plant on my deck.
I think I'll make a few versions of these with all green leaves- no flowers to mark the herbs. I can write the names on the pot with a permanent marker.