Hullo guys, today I am gonna craft with one of my favourite materials again: Polymer Clay. A little while ago I made these gorgeous little statement earrings, and this project now shows me again how versatile this stuff is. Since it’s almost officially spring now I think it’s about time to get some flowers into your home! However, I often have the problem that my vases are too large for a bunch of flowers. Luckily there’s a solution for that: A flower vase lid!
So how’s your opinion on cut flowers and flower bouquets in general? I know for sure that I am happier the more vases in my apartment are filled with bright bunches. Although of course I am aware that flowers are the purest luxury, and especially beautiful bouquets can be incredibly expensive. If you pair this with the fact that cut flowers are only good for about a week one might consider not buying any at all. And if you ask my male relatives, well…for them, cut flowers are something they don’t understand (in other words: It’s bullshit). Let me tell you, men buy redundant things as well! I honestly could never understand why men would buy special rims for their cars…but that’s a whole different discussion.
Another whole different matter is that I currently have some time on my hand since my student job will end by the end of the month and they won’t keep me on. It’s a crazy feeling really. On the one hand I am sending out my résumé to other companies and on the other hand I seem to have lost my dream job because of unfortunate circumstances. So, I really don’t want to work anywhere else, but I am forced to do so. Oh, and if I don’t find a job in three weeks I have to file for unemployment. Craaaaazy shit. But, I am really trying to think positive.
How to craft the Flower Vase Lid
- Polymer Clay in a colour of your choice
- Rolling pin
- Flower vase
- Drinking straw
- Sharp knife
- I just love how easy this is: Start by placing your flower vase on a sheet of paper and draw around its opening. This way your lid will be large enough to fit. Cut out the circle.
- Next, start kneading the polymer clay until it’s soft. Then roll it out with the rolling pin until it’s a bit larger than your template.
- Place the template on the polymer clay and cut around it loosely with about 0.5 cm spacing.
- In a last step, take the drinking straw and punch small holes into the lid. You can either follow a pattern or spread them around randomly. Bake in the oven as prescribed on the package. Done!
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Why hadn’t I thought of this sooner! As soon as the lids were out of the oven (I made them in three sizes) I went and bought some flowers. However the problem is sometimes that when you don’t want to spend a ton of money on cut flowers you end up with only a few. In my case, 8 beautiful roses. And they can look a bit lost in a vase. Now, with my new flower vase lid I can arrange them just like I want, and they almost look like a full bouquet! Besides, imagine all the possibilities of arranging dried flowers and greenery now. I hope I could inspire you!