DIY: Clay Roses Tutorial

DSC09049 This is a super easy, minimal amount of supplies, quick, and cute DIY project.  I have made tons of these roses, and they look so perfect and dainty as a necklace or a ring!  So, let’s get started! :)

You’ll Need: 1 color of POLYMER CLAY (I suppose air dry clay might work, but I have never used it for this.  My guess is that it probably wouldn’t be sturdy enough.) You can find this at joanns.

Utility knife or exacto knife

Here’s what you do:

Take a little bit of clay in your hands and soften it to get the air bubbles out:


Then, once it is easy enough to shape with it, pinch a little bit off:


Flatten it into a small circle:


After that, roll it into a cone shape, this is your stem:



Okay, so once you’ve done that, make another circle, and carefully attach it to the stem:



The top of the rose will look like this:


Then, make another circle and attach it to the stem on the opposite side of the first petal:


After this, make as many petals as you want for your rose by making a circle of clay and adding it to the stem with the other petals:


Okay, so once you’re satisfied with how your rose looks, take your utility or exacto knife to cut the extra clay off the bottom of the rose. When doing this, it’s important to make sure that when you’re cutting the clay you don’t smash the rose on one side:



DSC09044You can carefully move the petals a little bit to how you want them.  Bake your rose in the oven according to the directions on your clay package.  You’re done!! :)


You could glue this to a ring with a flat circle base, or make two and glue them onto some earring posts! Or, if you wanted to make a necklace, you can really carefully attach a jump ring on the back and then cover it with a little clay so that it is secured before you bake it.  When doing this, be really careful, because you can smush the rose, and then you have to start over. There are so many cool ideas for using these!  Be looking for an upcoming post featuring things to make with these cute roses, and more!

And there you go! That’s how to make a polymer clay rose! :)

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