Just because it is Halloween does not mean I am throwing out all my houseplants or not buying fresh flowers all season long. Quite the contrary, I just make my own DIY creepy clay witch hand vase to hold said plants. Bonus points for using beakers or other graduated chemistry cylinders instead of plain vases.
Now let’s learn how to put the BOO in bouquet shall we!
Like most things I create these DIY air-dry clay witch hand planters are E-A-S-Y to make. I’m not a fan of overly complicated crafts and these adorable examples of Halloween horticulture are no exception. I even used Crayola brand kids clay if that gives you any idea about how ‘complicated’ these guys are.
These creepy clay vases are a Halloween spin on a Mother’s Day project I made for an episode of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins. Both use kid hands, both hold flowers just one is marbled and one looks like a witch hand.
Funny what neon green clay and pointy red fingernails can do to make a clay hand creepy!
See what I mean – with the right DIY vase or planter even wildflowers picked at the park can fit in perfectly with all your Halloween decorations.
Wanna make your own? Sure you do! Keep reading, I’ll give you the deets.
Supplies for DIY Clay Witch Hand Vases
- Green air dry clay
- Red air dry clay
- Clay Roller
- Craft knife
Get more tips and tricks for this project over on the DIY Network with my Children’s Keepsake: Clay Handprint Bouquet Vases.
Trace Hand on Paper
Smaller kid sized hands work better for this project since they are the perfect size for fitting around vases, test tubes and in this case beakers. Trace the hand on paper and cut out to use as a pattern.
Creepy Clay Witch Hands
Roll out green air dry clay. Place paper hand pattern on top of clay. If you think you can free hand a creepy witch hand more power to you.
Be sure to Check Out These Three DIY Halloween Air Dry Clay Projects too!
- Spooky and Kooky Air Dry Clay Planters
- Halloween Spider Web Clay Dishes
- Easy Air Dry Clay Monster Planters
Cut Out Clay Witch Hands
Using a craft knife cut out the hand. If necessary go over any rough edges with your fingers to smooth. However, don’t forget these are witch hands so they should not be silky smooth or anything.
Don’t Forget Those Press On Nails
Using red air dry clay make tear drop shaped fingernails. Gently press into the nail beds of the green witch hand to attach the pieces of clay.
Want More DIY Halloween Witch Inspiration? Try These!
Wrap The Witch Hands Around The Beaker
While the clay is still malleable wrap around the vase or beaker like it is a clay witch hand grabbing the container. Press down slightly to make sure there is good contact between the clay and the vase.
Allow to dry over night. Feel free to cover with a shiny top coat or just leave plain. This DIY creepy clay witch hand vase looks amaze either way.
Fill with flowers, add dirt and a plant or put your pencils inside. I’m thinking I might make a clunky man hand Frankenstein version next! Love to hear what kind of creepy clay hand you think you will make.