(Closed) Do these look like clay flowers?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: DO my clay flowers actually look like flowers?
    Yes : (2 votes)
    5 %
    No : (32 votes)
    80 %
    Umm. Sort of... I have advice on how to make them better! : (6 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    To me it kinda looks like a cookie…

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee

    I saw a cookie too. However, I think they could look better once painted. Are those individual flowers or is it a boquet= I would think about doing individual flowers, even if she is only holding a few, then they will look more like flowers. Maybe using a flower which had more structure like a lili or a tight rose? Also, the photo is not close up and out of focus so I think it is hard to accurately tell what you have on the tin foil (also adds to the cookie idea).

    Post # 6
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    Newbee

    hehe, I just want to say them as cute and sweety cookies!

    Sooooo nice!!

    Post # 9
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    Newbee

    Cute – but looks like an ice cream cone to me ๐Ÿ™‚ Though maybe painting it different colors would help. 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee

    Looks luch less like cookies in action. I assume the clay “stem” is just for now so with a thinkker stem, these will look more like flowers. I’m still stuck on the fact that they are flat on one side but I do think they look a lot better in the new photo. Maybe you could make a bunch of supe mini petals and stick them on a center like a daisy? I’ve never actually made mini clay flowers but I like to paint flowers so I was trying to think of the piecing process. I find the best way to duplicate a real flower is to find a picture through Google images, make it full screen and then focus on how the individual petals look. This may give you a better vision for what you want. Search for flowers by name though so you can get an isolated picture.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve never made flowers from clay but…. I used to make roses with my tootsie rolls all the time lol. 1) Start with a little tiny bit rolled in a ball for the center. 2) Flatten pieces to start forming the petals. 3) Wrap the petals around the tiny center piece to form the rose. It’s pretty easy once you get going and you can do this same thing with the clay – You’ll just have to work with teeny tiny pieces to get the flowers to the right scale for your cake topper. Good luck!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @MsBryt: I made my and my posse’s bouquet out of clay, so if you have questions, let me know. It’s really hard to make a lily, especially one that would be that small. I tried making life-size lilies and couldn’t. One poster said something about painting them. If you’re going for hydrangeas, it seems like you should be able to dab a little paint on them with a sponge to make them look more like hydrangeas.

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