WON Landing Page OCT 2022

Fancy Painted Face Pots with Friends

This week’s craft project is perfect for a gal’s night of crafting. However, if you just can’t seem to get everyone together, a Fancy Painted Face Pot makes a perfect gift for those same friends you would have invited anyway. And, it’s super easy to create a few at the same time. 

face pot finished
face pot finished
Face Pot materials

Materials List:

  • Acrylic paint, (lipstick and skin color)
  • A cheap pair of sunglasses (I went to the dollar store)
  • Clay pot and saucer – I used a 5.5-inches wide by 5-inches tall
  • Foam brush
  • Small paintbrush
  • Bandana (also found at a dollar store)
  • Hot glue
  • Wood screw hole plug – .5-inch worked well with my clay pot size
  • Pencil 

Painted Face Pot Instructions

Painting clay pot

1. Paint your clay pot (including about one-inch of the inside) with flesh-color acrylic paint. It took two coats for good coverage.

Paint wood hole plug

2. While you are using the flesh color paint, also cover the wood screw hole plug. 

Paint saucer

3. Paint the top and sides of the saucer with the lipstick-color acrylic paint. Again, I needed at least two coats. 

Attach nose to pot

3. Once the face area is dry, attach the wood screw hole plug for the nose using hot glue. I place mine about half-way down.

Draw and paint lips on pot

4. With a pencil, lightly sketch your favorite lip shape.

5. Depending on the size of your foam brush, you may need a smaller paintbrush to add “lipstick” to her lips. 

Add blush to cheeks

6. Mix the lipstick paint with your flesh color to create a light pink. Dip a paper towel into the paint and lightly dab the cheek areas to add a little blush. 

fold bandana

7. Fold your bandana into about a one-inch strip.

Tack bandana to pot

8. Tack the bandana to the rim of the clay pot using hot glue, and tie a knot on the side of the “head.” 

add hot glue to sunglasses

9. Add a couple dabs of hot glue near the nose piece of the sunglasses. Quickly and carefully set them in place, just above the nose piece. 

Tack ear piece to pot

10. Using hot glue, tack the ear piece of the sunglasses in place near the sides of the “head.” 

11. I added an outline to the lips and beauty mark on her cheek with a permanent marker.

Face Pots

I enjoyed making three different clay pot faces. You can also add some fun extras like a flower or maybe a fancy button. 

Face pot twins

I gifted my clay pot faces to my friends for Mother’s Day. As you can see, Vicki nailed the look!

  • About Michelle Cerino

    Michelle Cerino, aka Princess Gunslinger, entered the firearms industry in 2011 when Cerino Training Group was established. She immediately began competing in both 3-Gun and NRA Action Pistol, becoming a sponsored shooter. Michelle is currently a columnist and Managing Editor of Women’s Outdoor News, as well as owner of Pervenio LLC. She also manages social media for Vera Koo and GTM Original. Michelle encourages others to step out of the comforts of home and explore.