Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 45 Minutes (Not Including Dry Time)
How to Make Plaster Dipped Silk Flowers
Try out this twist on traditional silk flowers! Plaster dipped silk flowers are an elegant accessory to a wedding or event. These flowers are so simple to make, but you can be sure guests will marvel at their unique glamour!
Mix the plaster in a tall bowl, keeping the mixture thinner than the provided instructions suggest.
Add a few drops of Rit dye to the plaster and mix well. The die will continue to darken as it dries.
Dip a flower in the plaster mixture, and then twirl it in a bowl to get rid of any excess plaster.
Lay flat or hang upside down
Allow the flowers to dry lying flat, or hanging upside down depending on the desired shape.
Let the flowers dry for 24 hours.
Apply Mod Podge
To prevent the plaster from chipping, apply 2 or more thick coats of Mod Podge by brushing it onto the flower. Let the glue dry completely between coats.