I always get the itch to make something, to think up new craft ideas. But none came for a while so I resorted to wandering about aimlessly in my local craft shop when I spotted and bought some fimo clay on impulse even though I've never used them before. I think it's this pretty shade of pale pink that got me. Then I got home and thought "Now what?"
One glance at my fridge door got me thinking; I went through a phase where my fridge was plastered in magnets collected from holidays abroad. Later on, I went through another phrase where I vehemently removed and threw out all my magnets to rid my life of clutter. So my fridge is looking suitably bare for adornment of some kind. Three pretty little clay flowers can't hurt, can it?
To make your own clay flower magnets, you'll need:
Fimo clay (or other modeling clay, if you prefer)
Hot glue gun
First up, we need to make the clay flowers. I'll start with the simplest 4 petal flower:
1. Roll 5 equal sized balls of clay and flatten each one to make a circle of ~ 2 cm.
2. The first circle will be your flower base. With the remaining circles, use your thumb and index finger to pinch into petals.
3. Attach petals onto the base and press to secure with blunt end of skewer.
4. Pinch the rounded end of each petal.
1. Roll and flatten one ball of clay to form ~2 cm base.
2. Roll 20-25 smaller balls of clay to form ~ 1 cm circles when flattened.
3. Pinch the smaller circles with your thumb and index finger to form little petals.
4. Attach around the circumference of the base.
5. Keep adding petals, making sure to overlap to cover gaps.
1. Roll 10-15 balls of clay and flatten into oval thin pieces of varying sizes.
2. Roll one piece of clay into the camellia bud, by rounding, scrunching and pressing in gently.
3. Add petals around the bud, using bigger pieces of clay for the outer layers of the camellia.
Once baked, allow to cool to room temperature so the clay completely hardens.
Add pearls/beads to centre of flowers if you like, using a hot glue gun.
Hot glue the ceramic magnets to the base of each flower.