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How to Make Beads out of Funeral Flowers
a great idea, turn those left over dried flowers from your loved ones'
funeral, memorial service or celebration of life into beads that can be
used in jewelry, bookmarks or a key chain.
What you'll need:
Dried flowers (any flowers will do)
2. Sculpey Polymer Clay which can be found at most craft stores
4. Baking dish
Instructions for Making Beads out of Dried Funeral Flowers
1. Crush a handful of dried flower petals into small pieces. Roses, lilies,
carnations or any kind of flower are suitable.
2. Condition the polymer clay by working and kneading it in your hands
until it is soft and pliable.
3. Sprinkle a pinch of crushed flowers on the clay and knead to work it
into the clay. There is no specific amount to include; the goal is to
have specks of the flowers in the clay, not large clumps.
4. Break off a small amount of the clay and form it into a bead. It can
be round, square, disk, oval or pebble-shaped.
5. Pierce the bead with the wire and leave the bead on the wire.
6. Prop the wire across the oven-proof dish leaving the bead suspended
over the dish to prevent a flat side from forming on the bead during baking.
7. Form more flower beads and feed them onto the wire, leaving spaces
between each bead.
8. Preheat an oven to the temperature specified on the polymer clay package.
Temperatures vary by brand.
9. Place the dish with the suspended funeral flower beads into the oven
and bake according to package directions.
More Memoiral Gifts or Memorial favors to make with Sculpey
A customer told me she was busy baking clay butterflies and hearts
to give away at the celebration of life she was in charge of planning.
She told me how much she enjoyed the process of making each and every
one of them. I thought, what a great idea! All she did is buy Sculpey
Polymer Clay which can be found at most craft stores. She rolled colors
she liked together (it’s sort of like play-doh it stays soft until
you bake it). When you bake it looks and feels like clay. It can be sanded,
drilled, carved or painted.
Perhaps you could add your loved ones name on the back. Get the kids and
grandkids involved, what a great was to celebrate a life and then share
what you made.
Have you seen these plantable bookmarks? The perfect tribute for the person
who liked to garden and read.
Have you found these
ideas helpful? Check out this book with everything you need to create
a personalized memorial service. It is only $9.95 and will ship the same
day it is ordered for quick delivery. It is also available for immediate
a Celebration of Life