A simple little tutorial, for a simple little flower :o)
Inspired by one of my favorite flowers. Peonies are so vibrant and happy looking. If flowers had personalities, I just know peonies would be outgoing and optimistic! :O)
To make some of your own:
- Cut six circles of nylon chiffon (my sister bought mine for me from this shop) for a medium flower cut 4", 3", and 2" circles.
- Carefully hold a circle over a flame just long enough to crinkle a little bit
- Repeat for each circle.
- Stack them on top of each other, with smallest on top.
- Choose a center bead, and stitch it through all the layers! All done!
Thank you all for the advice about where to buy the clips! Since I don't have a beauty supply store in town, I improvised for now by gluing one side of a snap onto my single unadorned clip. Then I added the other side of the snap to each of my flowers.
(if you try this, use super-duper glue-hot glue won't cut it!)
Now I can just change it out! Yay!
I also stitched a snap to a couple of hair elastics, so I can wear them in a pony, too. Oh, and a safety pin for brooches. Tons of fun possibilities! And I love being able to switch them out, because I have a total fear of craft-commitment. What if I want something different later??
I hope you have fun with them!
I'm off to prepare for a little trip to Salem, OR with Paige to visit my grandma. Have you ever been there? It's one of my favorite cities in the world. I'm excited!! But don't worry-I'll still have a computer with me. It wouldn't be a vacation without blogging, would it? :0)