July 30, 2013

How To Dip Artificial Flowers in Plaster

Remember when I was challenged to upcycle one of three dusty old materials?  The crowd voted for the award trophy plaque and I got started right away.  After mulling over a bunch of ideas, I ended up basing my final decision on the materials and tools I already had on hand.  What came out of it all was a plaster flower bud vase (or tea light) wall sconce.

I had never used plaster before...it was so fun!  Kinda messy, but very satisfying and worth it.

Here are more photos of the finished sconce AND a tutorial to show you how to dip artificial flowers in plaster!