Remember these beauties?
Well, I made my version for a mere $1.99 and here’s how.
Start with polymer clay. You can find this at any craft store for about two bucks. I used white, but you can use a color if you’d like. Roll into a ball.
The size of the ball will depend on how big you want your flower to be, but you’re better off making it a little larger thank you think. On a sheet of wax paper, use a rolling-pin to roll the clay out into a thin sheet.
Get it as thin as you can. Place a circular object on and cut out around it. Use the end of a paint brush to create dots at the center. Ben a piece of wire and press into the clay to make lines around the dots. Place the wax paper and clay inside an oven safe bowl and play with it until you like the waves and form. Bake, following the instructions on the clay packaging. I baked my flowers twice as long, to make sure they are hard.
Remove from the oven and let the flowers cool. Paint the fronts and backs the color(s) of your choice. I painted the entire flower white and added sun yellow to the center dots, just for a pop of color.
Add picture hooks to the back, adhering with super glue. I had a few left over from some IKEA frames.
Allow the glue to dry overnight and get ready to hang those puppies up.
Now, I know mine aren’t as pretty, BUT, for $198 less, I don’t think they’re too bad. I might even have to make a few more.
What do you think? Does anyone have any suggestions on a different DIY technique? Just a little note, you can get at least 3 flowers from one package of clay.