Most people know that I'm a big lover of Hairflowers. I own many many different colours, styles and sizes. I also own several bows and such, but hairflowers really are my thing.
I can't always find the colours I'm looking for, and most of the time, hairflowers can be pretty expensive aswell. So I decided to try and make some myself.
I bought these at a gardencenter:
Then all you need is glue(I used the cheap (dries in a second)ones from Action, it glues ANYTHING) , some yarn and a needle, and a hairpiece. I decided on clickclacks, because they stay in the hair much easier than normal pins. They tend to slide, especially with big flowers. And the alligatorbeaks tnd to draw the flowers away from the head.
You start by getting a flower from the stem, which is pretty easy. Then you press the flower firmly together and cut off the end at the bottom, so it's flat. Then you take 2 pencils(I used eyeliners, hahaha), so you can place the flower on it for the glue to dry. If you dont do that, it'll stick to the place where you place it, and if you don't let them dry right side up, the glue will spread through the silk.
Now hold the flower upside down, and carefully place a bit of glue in the center. Make sure it slides along the little tube inside, to all the pieces will glue together. Don't use too much, because it can cause the flower to discolour! After that, place it carefully on the two pencils, with the glued part between them, so it's resting on the leaves.
Place the clickclack in a way that the hairflower will be in the right position if you put it in your hair, make sure it's (mostly) covered by the flower.
And that's it! I seems like a long story, but trust me, it's pretty easy :)
I actually started to make these as a gift for Linda, but I made some for myself aswell. I might even make some for giveaways and such :)