A spring time project to make your very own Lilies, which can then be added to decorate a canister with.
Alternatively you could use Hearty Clay
A small cup of water
Wooden skewer or needle tool
Square tin canister (recycled)
White spray paint (I bought this at the dollar store)
Green and yellow acrylic paint
Rolling pin (optional)
Clear acrylic spray
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Step 1: Spray Your Tea Canister
In a well ventilated area, spray the tin canister with white spray paint.
This may take several coats. Let dry. Put a piece of wax paper down.
Step 2: Prepare the Clay
To prepare the clay, pinch off five pieces of clay the size of grapes. Set three of these aside.
With plastic gloves on, put a few drops of yellow acrylic paint onto one of the pieces of clay with a Q-tip. Knead the paint into the clay.
Roll the yellow clay into a thin coil. Cut three pieces 1 ½ “ long and roll the end of each into a spear like shape.
Take the needle tool or the end of a paint brush to make textures on the stamen. Set aside and change or wash gloves.
Step 3: Make the Leaves
Take another piece of clay and knead in the green acrylic paint. Roll out a coil and cut in three pieces.
Flatten and shape these into three leaves by making the ends narrower. Set this aside.
Step 4: Make the Petals
Roll the remaining three pieces of clay into three balls. Take the ball of clay and flatten it in the palm of your hand and begin shaping it into a petal.
Slightly moisten the yellow stamen and place it in the center of the white petal and roll it up.
Step 5: Join the 3 Lilies
Make three of these lilies and arrange them in a trio. You may need to pinch off the stem of the lily as you thin it out. Use a little water to adhere them together.
Step 6: Add the Leaves
Add three green leaves to your lily.
Set aside and let dry.
Step 7: Adhere the Lily to the Canister
Using E6000 glue, glue the lily onto the side of the tin canister. Make sure to lay the canister on its side to make sure the lily doesn’t slide off.
Spray the lily with clear acrylic spray to seal the clay. Try to spray only the lily. Let dry.
Fill your tea canister with tea bags to use to relax and watch the flowers bloom.
Designed by Karen Lowrey for ACTIVA Products