Post # 1
After falling in love with the look of fiddleheads in floral arrangements, I knew I had to have them for our wedding. We spoke to the florist about it and were told that they wouldn’t be an issue. Well, when I called to confirm everything a few weeks ago, she said that they didn’t get any fiddleheads in with their fall shipment so we’d have to supply them ourselves. I looked online and in our local craft stores but I couldn’t find what I was looking for so I decided to DIY them out of modeling clay. The directions said to bake them for 15 minutes per ¼” thickness but these baked for almost 2 hours and they’re still not done. Not sure what’s up with that but they seem to be hardening as we go so I’ll just keep baking ‘em. I still have another tray to make but I think these came out pretty decent…
Post # 3
What an awesome idea to DIY. Lookin good!
Post # 4
I don’t think I’ve seen these before, how are you going to use them??
Post # 5
@MsBrewer: This is one of my inspiration pics. They’ll be in my bouquet, FI’s bout and our centerpieces…
Post # 6
beautiful! i made them as well and used them in the guys bouts -they were so easy to make and looked awesome
Post # 7
Ohhh this is really cute! I love these!
Post # 8
Wow, this is awesome! Question: will they be brittle and at risk of snapping off if they get bumped? You mentioned directions…on the modeling clay or from a tutorial?
Post # 9
They look so awesome! Have you tried to use that air-dry clay? My mother uses that to sculpt with. You wouldn’t have to bake them for hours then. 🙂
Post # 10
@Chery_L: They seem pretty sturdy but breakage is definitely a possibility. The directions that I originally used were from the package but looking it up online, the times were way different. Online it said that 1/4″ thickness would need to bake for 30+ minutes. It was all over the place.
@totheislnds: I’d love to see some pics if you have them handy!
@Misfit: I didn’t even know air dry clay existed!