DIY Clay Garden Stakes

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Grab some polymer clay and acrylic paint to make adorable easy DIY clay garden stakes.

Decorating the garden is such a fun way to mark the plants and add personality. I love Sculpey III for this project but note that Original Sculpey and Air-Dry Sculpey would work too. Sculpey III comes in a ton of colors so these could be made colorful just with clay or be painted like the ones shared in this project post.

Materials and Supplies Needed

  • Sculpey III Clay
  • Round Cutter or Glass with Round Lip
  • Silicone Mat
  • Rolling Tool
  • Oven To Bake
  • Acrylic Paint and Paintbrush
  • Wooden Stick
  • Strong Glue
  • Clear Top Coat


Start with half of a 2 oz package of Sculpey III clay. I prefer using a light color when planning to paint a design on the surface.

Soften the clay by rolling it in your hands then use the tool to roll it flat until abut 1/5 inch thick. Use a cutter or the rim of a glass to cut a circle.

Press around the edges with your fingers.

Bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes then let cool completely.

Paint design with acrylic paints then let the paint dry. Add a clear top coat. Cured polymer clay is waterproof but adding an acrylic top coat will help prefect the paint design from fading or being washed away. If you super love your painted stake, consider keeping it under cover.

Once it is totally dry, glue to a craft stick.

Place the garden stakes into the soil.

I love this larger sized garden stake in a bed of strawberries planted in an upcycled wine crate.

More DIY Garden Ideas

If you are looking for more fun garden ideas, check these out!

Spring and Garden DIY Decor Ideas

FREE Gardening Printable

Grab this free printable and download it for your kids.

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Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later!  Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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I would really love to hear what you think about this super fun clay idea! If you try it out, I would sure like to see it! Share on InstagramFacebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #LauraKellyDesigns

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  1. Super cute and so pretty.
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