Clay Fig Leaves
These nesting clay fig leaves are perfect for preserving their luscious leaves and bringing them indoors to brighten up your home during the cold months! This can be done with just about any leaf, but my favorite is a fig.
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Gently press the backside of the fig leaf into the clay (you want to use the side of the leaf that has the deepest grooves so they translate onto the clay).
With the leaf still sitting on the clay use your bamboo skewer and cut around the fig leaf. Do your best to keep the cuts clean, but we'll be cleaning the edges up in a minute so don't worry too much about it. If you have super fine details in your leaf find a way to work them out as lots of tiny details in the clay will just break off.
Now that your fig leaf is cut out of the clay, remove the leaf from the clay. Smooth the edges of the clay with your fingers until you like the way it looks. Lift your craft mat and gently peel it away from the clay.
Place your clay leaf in the corresponding sized oven safe bowl and gently press the clay into the curves of the bowl. Place the bowl and clay together in a cold oven. Turn your oven to the recommended temperature and bake for the appropriate time. Once your clay has finished cooking, allow it to cool completely in the oven. Once cool, set on your coffee table, give as a gift or anything creative you can think of!