I had been wanting to make this for a while and now that it is Spring and the flowers are blooming everywhere I turn I decided it was finally time to make it. This was really such a fun project for all of us, Forrest & Nixie loved picking them and pressing them when we got home. And what I love especially about this little creation is that it will always remind me of this time in our lives. 


Instead of using salt dough or air dried clay I discovered a new kind of clay which is pure white and it goes so perfectly with the pressed flowers. It was pretty easy to make although did involve a bit of baking but it's worth it in my opinion!

Ingredients for the white clay:

  • 1 cup bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour

How to make it::

  1. Mix the dry ingredients in the pan then stir through the warm water.
  2. Mix over a medium heat, stirring as it starts to bubble and come away from the sides of the pan.
  3. When it has started to dry and resemble a soft play dough consistency, take it off the heat and leave it to cool for a few minutes.
  4. Knead it for a couple of minutes to make it soft and pliable. 

Once you have your dough, roll it out and make them into the shapes you want. We chose hearts and circles using cookie cutters to cut them. Make sure you create holes in them for the string to go through. Then bake in the oven at 120C for about 45-60 min.


After your mobile pieces are finished it is time to decorate them. All you need are your pressed flowers and some Mod Podge (at the moment we're using gloss/lustre) and a paintbrush.


 Begin with painting on a layer of mod podge onto your ornament and then add your flowers and finish it with another layer of mod podge and let dry. Then repeat on the other side.


The last step is to add strings to them and attach them to your mobile. We just used an embroidery hoop which we had lying around. but if you don't have one instead of a mobile you could also make beautiful wall hangings using sticks!