So the other night after I wrapped up the toddler jewelry post, my son asked me if I could make him a flower out of Sculpey.
I spent a little while playing around with the clay yesterday afternoon and figured out how to make the cutest little flowers. And then I couldn’t stop making flowers and I ended up making a million tiny clay flowers. And then I started scouring my house for things to glue said tiny flowers to (take it from me that impulse hot-gluing is generally a bad idea). Luckily for my husband, children, and pets, my search didn’t really yield any results of things that were begging to be bedazzled (beflowered?). But luckily for my me, a quick trip to Forever21 produced a few pairs of cheap sunglasses with my name all over them. They actually say “Made in China” but you know what I mean.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Sculpey or other polymer clay
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
You like my manicure? It’s called “busy and I always peel off the Shellac even though they tell you not to”. Very in style, I hear.
I’m not being very precise in measurements because both the amount of clay you use, and the size of the chunks both depend on how many flowers you want to make, and how big you want them to be. More clay = more flowers. Bigger chunks = bigger flowers.
Once you’ve rolled all the pieces into balls, carefully squish each one. You want them to be flat, but be careful not to press them so hard that the edges crack. Crack is whack. Also it will make ugly flowers.
To make a flower, gently peel five of the dots up, and carefully overlap them in a little row. Once they’re in a row, lightly press on the spots where they overlap, so they fuse together a bit. Then, starting from the right side, gently roll the line of dots into itself.
I have no idea why I rolled it into a tadpole. That was overkill.
Once the flowers have cooled, go crazy with your glue gun!
You may notice that the flowers I used on the glasses are completely different colors than the ones in the tutorial. When I said I made a million flowers, it was a slight exaggeration, but I definitely made a lot.
And here’s a selfie, because I thought the glasses looked appropriate with my sweater: