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« on: January 14, 2010 07:13:30 PM »

I am a hoarder, I save every scrap of fabric thats left over from other projects. Ive been wanting to make Kanzashi flowers for a while, so I started with my scrap pile. They are so easy to make! This might not be the real "traditional" method of making these flowers, but rather an easy way I came up with after many experiments ( I like feeling like a crafty scientist!).

Ok so here goes...

                 Kanzashi Flower How-To!


Step 1: Gather supplies:
*Glue, I used Quick  Dry and my hot glue gun
*Scissors
*Fabric squares, from 6 to 8 per flower (the ones I used on this flower are 2" x2" but any size works as long as they are all the same size)
*Clothes Pin
*Felt or stiff fabric for the back

Step 2:
 With thre right side down, place a glue dot on the tip of one of the ends. Stick together oposite ends so that you are left with a triangle. Now that you have the right side of the fabric on top, place a dot of glue on the corner that had glue before.

Step 3:
Now fold the left corner until the tip is glued to the bottom tip. Place a dot of glue over this union.

Step 4:
 Fold the Right corner so the tip get glued to the bottom tip.

Step 5:
Secure with a clothes pin until the glue dries.

Step 6:
Turn it around and place a tip of glue on the right and left corners.

Step 7:
Fold the tips to the center and press.

Step 8:
Now fold the fabric by the middle as shown.

Step 9:
Secure it with the Clothes Pin until it dries.

Step 10:
Cut the tip off the petal, make sure its straight!

Step 11:
Dab some glue on the freshly cut side and press it together with the clothes pin.


Step 12:
Repeat steps 1- 11 untill you have enough petals to make a flower. When you do, cut out a circle of the backing material of your choice. I used green craft felt.

Step 13:
Shape the petals with your fingers until they look good. Please make sure the glue is dry by then or they will unfold. Turn each petal around and place a dot of glue on the bottom. In this step I used hot glue to save time.

Step 14:
Add a button on the center or any embelishments you like. These flowers can be worn on anything. I glue this one to a head band. I made soem felt leaves to add more color:D

Now time to rock my new hair piece!


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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010 09:32:55 PM »

I've seen the tutorial on this before. Yours is very cute.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010 04:38:01 PM »

Yes I saw the more traditional tutorials, but they never worked out for me so I used glue Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010 11:38:53 AM »

I have a question.  With step 9 when you fold the piece in half are you gluing that together too.  Or are you just holding it to cut it?
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010 06:17:01 PM »

On step 6 I placed two glue dots on the left side and right side corner, after I folded it I secured it with the clothespin so it would dry in place. SO yes step 9 is so the folded in corners dry in the right place. You could also hold it with you fingers instead of a clothespin but they could move and glue wrong.
Did that help? Hopefully it did!
 Also Im giving away some of these on my blog! Check out the link in my signature!
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010 06:20:23 AM »

the glue that you used, is it some kind of fabric glue?
Do you think it would be easier to use fabric glue?
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2010 09:42:56 AM »

the glue that you used, is it some kind of fabric glue?
Do you think it would be easier to use fabric glue?
I used fabric glue because it dries faster than white glue. I also made others with tacky glue and it worked just as well. Its good to see people interested in Japanese crafts!
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2010 11:06:19 AM »

Very cool - I like your instructions, I reckon I could make one of these, especially as there is no sewing involved:-)
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2010 12:48:19 PM »

the glue that you used, is it some kind of fabric glue?
Do you think it would be easier to use fabric glue?
I used fabric glue because it dries faster than white glue. I also made others with tacky glue and it worked just as well. Its good to see people interested in Japanese crafts!

thanks!
I am ^^ I made my first 2 kanzashis with homemade rice glue! it worked very well but it doesn't stay good that long Sad
I love Japan! and japanese crafts ^^
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2010 03:08:49 PM »

So pretty!  I have just recently realized that I want a headband with a flower on it and this would be a perfect one!
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