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A pretty flower with a vintage touch to it.
This is a fairly simple project with beautiful results. If you have little ones, play with your own clay while they have at it with theirs :)

Posted by Jessica F. Published See Jessica F.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a clay flower brooch. Charming Clay Flower Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    On wax paper, I started off by softening the clay some. The wax paper helps not make your work surface messy and at the end you will just lift it up with the flower and place it into a pan.

  • How to make a clay flower brooch. Charming Clay Flower Brooch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then for the brooch, I made ten balls about the size of the end of my thumb. For the earrings I made ten balls as well, but they were a lot smaller.

  • How to make a clay flower brooch. Charming Clay Flower Brooch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then I molded each one into a flower petal looking piece.

  • How to make a clay flower brooch. Charming Clay Flower Brooch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, create a ball and squoosh it flat. This will be what you rest all of the petals on. Make sure it is size appropriate.

  • How to make a clay flower brooch. Charming Clay Flower Brooch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Lay the first layer of five petals down. Push down at the middle to squish the petals to the round bottom piece.

  • How to make a clay flower brooch. Charming Clay Flower Brooch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then place the second layer of five petals on. I alternated the petals so you could see the edges of both layers. Squoosh the middle of the petals down again to make sure they are secure.

  • How to make a clay flower brooch. Charming Clay Flower Brooch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take the object you are using for the center and press it into the middle to create a mold of where it will go. This makes sure the piece will fit in place after baked. See the earring impression here?

  • How to make a clay flower brooch. Charming Clay Flower Brooch - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now lift up your wax paper, with your creation on it, and place it into a baking tray. Follow the directions for your clay on how to bake it.

    Once it is done and cooled off, paint on a coat of the glaze. I did the top, let it dry, then flipped it over and did the underneath of the petals.

    Then put some glue in the spot where the middle piece will go and place the piece in place. Let dry.

  • How to make a clay flower brooch. Charming Clay Flower Brooch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Last but not least, add your backing. I used the same glue again to make sure everything stayed in place.

  • How to make a clay flower brooch. Charming Clay Flower Brooch - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now you have some charming clay flowers to wear, use for decoration, etc

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Hdoddles
Hdoddles · 46 projects
very nice ! Happy
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