Plaster Dipped Silk Flowers

Plaster Dipped Silk Flowers

What You'll Need:

Silk Flowers
Plaster of Paris
Rit Dye Liquid Color
Mod Podge

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!
  • 1 Mix plaster

    Mix the plaster in a tall bowl, keeping the mixture thinner than the provided instructions suggest.

  • 2 Add dye

    Add a few drops of Rit dye to the plaster and mix well. The die will continue to darken as it dries.

  • 3 Dip flowers

    Dip a flower in the plaster mixture, and then twirl it in a bowl to get rid of any excess plaster.

  • 4 Lay flat or hang upside down

    Allow the flowers to dry lying flat, or hanging upside down depending on the desired shape.

  • 5 Let dry

    Let the flowers dry for 24 hours.

  • 6 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.