Umm, hairclips v. hairpins – oops, but I don’t want to re-edit the picture, so it’ll just say hairclips, but I mean hairpins – oh well. Anyways, remember awhile ago when I posted about Lacey and her tutorial on how to make mini clay flower hairpins?? You can see it here. These are some she made:
Well, I finally got around to making some myself – wahoo! I used her tutorial for a couple, and then I made up my own technique for a couple more, and I’ll show it to you.
First roll a snake and cut off pieces – then roll the pieces into balls and smash them onto the table. This is a great job for helpers (this is a good picture to showcase why hairpins are a current necessity in our house):
Next pick up a flat circle (not really sure this picture is necessary!):
And pinch the bottom of the circle together:
That makes one petal. Set it aside and make a bunch more. Then grab a ball that hasn’t been smashed and press the seam of the petal onto the side of the ball – you might need to click on this picture to enlarge it to see what’s going on. For the big purple one, I went all the way around the ball with petals and then did a whole second round of petals attached to the inner circle of petals.
That’s it! Bake as the package says. Once hardened and cooled, I hot glued the flowers onto bobby pins. I also slipped a little piece of fabric inbetween the bobby pin and pushed it onto the hot glue for extra hold:
Then, wear and enjoy! (Bobby pins have become daily wear around here, ever since her and neighbor girl decided they wanted bangs and took matters into their own hands!)
I love that polymer clay is so cheap – just over a dollar a package – and you could probably make a dozen of these little flowers out of one package – wahoo for fun, cute and cheap!
Go try it – you can do this!!