I wanted to test out a hair flower over break, so one morning, I sat down with my:
- rotary cutter & matt
- 1/8 yard of 60" wide tulle fabric
- wire hair comb
- hot glue gun
and went at it. I started by cutting leaves out of the tulle. I freehanded these with my rotary cutter, and cut about 15 large and 15 small leaves. Then I lay them over each other in a row like so:
Then I hot glue gunned them all to each other and myself. One I scraped the glue off my fingers and applied burn ointment, I glued them to my 2" wire hair comb.
I added that hideous bead over on the right for some sparkle. I hate it. But I would try it with more attractive beads - these are cheap craft beads left over from an elementary school project.
The end result?
I even did my hair up all nice because I was having trouble visualizing it (and the comb wouldn't stay unless my hair was pulled back).
It's harder to see the flower in this picture, but doesn't my hair look good?
I don't actually plan to wear this, because it's a little too whisper-y and tulle-y and fluffy for my dress, but I am pretty happy with the result of this 10-minute, zero-effort, free (materials on hand) project. I'd like to try something similar, but with a heavier and more colorful fabric combination - possibly moss green and champagne dupioni silks - and a little less fluff. So really, by trying something similar, I mean try something totally different, but this is a process of elimination and the haircombs came in packs of three anyway, so there is plenty of room for trial and error. I think I'll wear this one for my bachelorette party I'm selfishly assuming my bridemaids will throw me.
Have you tried to DIY your hair flower or other accessories?
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