With flowers beginning to bloom all around... here is a sweet simple craft you can do to preserve them and enjoy them for years to come!
To create you will need:
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch
3/4 cup of warm water
round cookie cutter or cup for cutting your clay circles
mod podge (we used outdoor so we could hang it outdoors)
Follow this tutorial to make the white clay.
Cut out your clay with a cup or a round cookie cutter and poke a hole where your string can slip through to hang.
Bake at 100 degrees C for an hour.
Once it is cooled you are ready for the fun part!
Gather up your pressed flowers, leaves, ferns...
Apply a layer of mod podge to the clay and then place your pressed flower on top.
Gently apply another layer of mod podge.
They will remain a little milky looking, but leave them to dry overnight and you will be happy to see it dries beautifully.
Once they dry completely, you can flip them over and repeat the process on the other side.
Lovely little flower gems!
To make the mobile:
Take two pieces of string (or we used raffia), fold them in half together and knot a loop.
Measure equally across the embroidery hoop and mark at the four compass points (NESW).
Tie the string on at the four points.
Ready to add your flower gems!
Tie on your clay flowers with the fishing line at varying lengths.
Hang and enjoy!
Loved how pretty they were spinning in the sunlight.
If you happen to have a wind chime around... tie it on!
Somehow it just seems to give the mobile that extra magic.
This can make a great gift for any flower lover in your life. I was inspired to create this for my Mum for Mother's Day. It now it twirls its flower faces for her daily and hopefully when the chime tinkles in her backyard, she is continually reminded of her how much I love her.
Have fun playing with flowers!