Well friends, throw me on the DIY hair flower bus, because I couldn’t resist!
I loved the expensive hair flower I tried on at my hair trial. Could I make something similar?
The pro-flower I tried on!
I searched around, and decided to use this tutorial by Mrs. Pineapple.
Next, I took the rose apart.
The reason I wanted to pull it to pieces was to get these plastic “structures” out. After I removed these, the flower “flopped” into place much more softly.
I glued the pieces back together, and finished by adhering some little beads to the middle.
Lastly, I added a clip to the back, again with hot glue. I initially tried with my favorite, 3 inch long clip.
However, the flower didn’t lay quite right. I peeled it off and tried a smaller clip.
How’s it look?
I think it came out alright, but it doesn’t really look like the gardenia I tried on. It’s slightly bigger, and not nearly as ruffly. Maybe next time I should buy a gardenia silk flower, and not a rose (good job, Sewing). Or maybe I should just make another fabric flower like the kind I plan on putting on my dress. But at least I know that the method is sound, and it really didn’t take very long – only a few minutes once the glue gun had warmed up!
Are you using a hair flower? Will you make your own, or skip the hassle?