These dried flower ornaments are SO PRETTY and so fun to make! Made with homemade clay and pressed flowers, these ornaments make great gifts!
Yield: 1pressed flower ornament
Author: Debbie Chapman
Round cookie cutter (3 inches, or other size)
Air dry clay(see recipe link in tips section below)
Twine(or string or ribbon)
Step 1: Form ornament
Using a rolling pin, roll out clay to about 1/4 inch thickness.
Use a cookie cutter to cut a round shape out of the clay. Ours were 3 inches across.
Make a hole for hanging the ornament by pushing the end of a drinking straw into the clay. Make sure the hole is at least 3/8 inch away from the outside edge.
Let the clay air dry for at least 3 days, or until hard. Drying time will vary based on the temperature and humidity of your room and the type of clay used.If using our air dry clay recipe (link in tips section below), you can bake the clay at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Flip the ornament once and allow it to cool in the closed oven until it reaches room temperature.
Step 2: Decorate ornament
Apply a thin layer of mod podge to the front of the ornament.
Gently press the dried flowers onto the mod podge in whatever design you'd like!Groups of three (one large flower, a bit of greenery, and a cluster of small flowers) work nicely.
Apply a thin layer of mod podge over top of the arranged flowers.
After the ornament is dry, cut a 9 inch piece of twine. Push the twine through the hole in the ornament and make a knot.