DIY Leaf Print Pendant

Hello all! I’ve got a really cute post for you before my weekly blog break! This is for all you hippies out there! šŸ˜‰

This tutorial is super easy, so I condensed it into one picture. All ya need is some polymer clay (I used white so I could paint it later, but you could of course use whatever color you want), something to roll your clay out, and a leaf. Play around with different types of leaves for different prints!

  • I rolled it out a little, just to make it easier, and then rolled it over the leaf.
  • This step is optional, but I wanted a clean cut, so using a round cookie cutter, I cut my clay.
  • I poked a hole through the top, and baked it according to the clay’s instructions.
  • Once baked, I brushed some green paint over it (making sure to get it in all the leaf veins), and wiped any excess away with a paper towel.
  • I chose to put mine on a cord to make a necklace, but make two, and you can have earrings!

 

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Until Friday!!

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18 responses to “DIY Leaf Print Pendant

  1. Hi Nic, I am sharing this with a couple of teachers I know, they would love this idea to make christmas ornaments with the kids….

    • That would be so pretty! I want to try and do a few colors to make it look like autumn šŸ™‚

  2. Reblogged this on Grandma's Fun Factory and commented:
    What a great project from Diary of a Mad Crafter for making holiday gifts! If you don’t want to use a leaf think of all the other cool textures you can use! Bark, fingerprints, buttons, or how about layering impressions? Orange skin with fingerprints on top? Hmmmm, the possibilities are endless.

    • Acrylic….but I looove me the Martha Stewart! I would get every color if I could. I think this brand was Apple Barrel. I didn’t seal it or anything, since it seemed fine.

      • So, you have inspired me to have a go at the clay LOL Was thinking about something simple as my first go around and like the paint over clay, will let you know how it turns out

    • Woohoo!! Can’t wait to see…..it’s sooo addicting when you realize what things you can make with clay!

  3. I NEED HELP!!! I am new to jewelry making. Someone wants me to make a circle pendant with 3 leaves on the inside any suggestions?

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