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« on: March 19, 2008 07:50:06 AM »

I keep buying bunches of fake flowers that catch my eye at dollar stores or in the sale section at Michaels. Recently I was moved to finally do something with this huge stockpile of fake flowers I've been amassing! I wanted to make some simple hair clips with them for the summer (if it ever comes!). But I got bored with this so I decided to experiment! I dub thee "frankenflowers!" Cheesy



Basically what I did was snip off a bunch flower heads. This required wire cutters for some of them. And then pulled the flowers apart completely. This is easy since none of them are glued together at all. They're just held together by an extension of the fake plastic stem. And then I reassembled all the different layers of the various flowers mixing and matching. I used a little dab of hot glue as I reassembled the flowers.

Then I just hot glued a barrette to the back.  In case anyone is interested, I get my blank barrettes from Rings & Things. I really love these ones and these ones.

Here are some photos of all the"flower guts." (ignore the pom poms, I didn't end up using those)





And here's how they turned out. I made a lot. It was hard to stop! Cheesy





Here's my favorite one!





Thanks for looking! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008 07:55:06 AM »

Ooooh!

Very pretty! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008 07:56:00 AM »

these are awesome!!! Where did you find the hairclip backings? I totally want to make some now
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008 07:56:18 AM »

So cute! Isn't it great when those things we obsessively grab finally come together into something cute and useful? (with me it's yarn and beads)
I'll have to add this to my "to do" list along with the Kanzashi flowers.
THANK YOU for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008 08:00:52 AM »

Yay for spring and Frankenflowers! They look so happy!
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008 08:09:13 AM »

Those turned out so cute!
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008 08:12:55 AM »

i love the yellow, purple, green combo, now if nice weather will ever come around, you'll be set!
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008 08:18:22 AM »

Thank y'all for the comments! Grin

carolyn_rawr -- here's where I get the barrettes:
https://www.rings-things.com/cgi-bin/hazel/hazel.cgi?action=detail&item=30-124

these are awesome!!! Where did you find the hairclip backings? I totally want to make some now
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008 08:52:33 AM »

Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!!!!!    Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008 08:52:46 AM »

Quite pretty.  I used to make and sell almost the same thing several years ago (and I have the hot glue gun scar to prove it!).  They are really fun to make and they brighten up almost any outfit!  And make fantastic gifts! 

Plus stores will sell damaged flowers at discounted rates!  You just have to ask. 

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