Do you use a flower frog? Or are you saying what on earth is a flower frog?
Flower frogs are usually glass, ceramic or metal items to add to the top of a vase or jug to help arrange your flowers. They had holes in them that you put the flower stems in and they keep the blooms separated, standing straight and the arrangement looks fuller.
I was inspired to try making my own flower frogs from some that I saw at a craft show. I used the odds and ends of polymer clay that I had. This is what you need ;
- polymer clay
- lid or sealing part from a mason jar lid
- object to poke holes
- mason jar to sit it on when finished
I used a metal rod from a wind chime to make the holes. The lid from the mason jar was used to be sure I got the right size.
I made mine to fit on top of a mason jar, but you can make it to fit whatever you wish – a vase, a teacup, a mug, a dish. You are only limited by your own imagination.
I rolled the clay in strips, twisted them together, rolled, folded, twirled until the colours had all blended in together. Then I rolled it into a ball and flattened it with the lid from the mason jar.
I used my fingers to press it right out to the sides so it would be the same shape as the lid. Use the tool to make holes into the clay before baking.
The flower frogs were then popped into a 275 F oven for 15 minutes. I did flip them over about half way through. Then they have to sit and cool until firm.
I really couldn’t find out why they are called flower frogs. Perhaps because frogs and flowers like water. Perhaps you have seen them and call them something different.
I used the small mason jars this time but next time I’ll use the larger ones. Only little bits of the flower frogs show when they are filled with flowers.
Don’t fill the jar with water right up to the flower frog, else the water might soften the clay.
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