Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Milkweed Pod Flowers




We are beginning to get a little hungry for spring over here. To tide us over in this last leg of winter, we decided to make some flowers. Milkweed pods are so lovely to work with and are one of the last  nature crafting bits still visible above the snow! 
I geared this craft to be doable by little hands (as well as big!). I tend to be a little glue gun happy but thought I'd branch out and create a nature craft that doesn't require any high heat dangers!

Here's what you need

white modeling clay
milkweed pods
milkweed stem
dried berries if you choose

To create..
Gather your milkweed pods.


Flatten a small circular disk out of modeling clay... 


and wrap it around your pod.


Attach your pods by squeezing them together.


Roll the clay in your hands to make a little flower center and press it on.


Gather up some dried berries if you have them, or any bits of nature you want to press in the center.


Press your bits of beauty into the flower.


Press your milkweed pod stem into the back of the flower and add a bit more modeling clay to attach.


Place your flowers around the home....  as plant pokes, in a vase or as to give as gifts to brighten up the last stint of our winter days!



For the love of flowers,

Shanti

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