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« on: May 05, 2005 10:02:39 PM »

Does anyone have experience making hair pieces out of flowers?  Can you do it with real ones of would you recomend fake?
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2005 06:31:13 AM »

Most real flowers are so fragile that I would recommend artificial.  What types of flower are you using and how will they be worn?

These are from my wedding just last month.  They were the best ones I could find of my flowers.  They were all artificial and I made every piece.  And I wouldn't have had it any other way! (Not the mention the money I saved!)




Thats my bouquet on the table by the cake.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2005 07:08:06 AM »

Thats really great and cool that you made your wedding pieces.  They look gorgeous.  I was just thinking of puting flowers into my "messy buns" for a more eloquent look in the morning for school.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2005 07:11:23 AM »

I agree.  While there are some sturdy real flowers, I would suggest fake flowers.  You can find silk flowers that look amazingly real!  I have just stuck on through a bun or wrapped the stem around it, I have also made a little garland of them that sat around the bun too!  It does dress up an otherwise messy hair do!
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2005 09:50:46 AM »

My mother made this "tiara" for my wedding.  It is real rosebuds wired to a plastic-comb headband, and she made it the morning of the wedding (because she is amazing).  I had no idea what she was making until the morning of the wedding when I came to get dressed.  I would say it's probably less stress to use artificial flowers, but if you can do it, the real ones are awfully gorgeous.  My mother did all the flowers, actually -- I told her I wanted red and pink roses, and she made the bouquet, all the corsages, everything.  I think this "tiara" that she made is a neat idea of something different to do if you (a) have short hair, and (b) are not wearing a veil.


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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005 10:02:07 AM »

If you're going for a random "messy" look, I would choose flowers that will respond well to a bobby pin.  Does that makes sense?  For the orchid in my hair in the pictures above, we wrapped the stem around a bobby pin and used 2 more pins to anchor it in.
My veil comb slid in just above my bun so that I could easily pull it out after the ceremony without disturbing my orchid.
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2005 10:06:45 AM »

Thats really great and cool that you made your wedding pieces.  They look gorgeous.  I was just thinking of puting flowers into my "messy buns" for a more eloquent look in the morning for school.

Thank you for the compliment on my flowers.  I made all them all myself.  Even my mothers carried bouquets.  I did my flower girl's basket and all the bouteniers.  It was SO simple and left more to play with in my budget.

More random pictures here: http://www.tekgirlkix.com/weddinggallery/index.htm

Still waiting on the photographers proofs.  I bet she got better pics of the flowers.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2005 10:18:02 AM »

I didn't make these, but after buying them, I think I could have.
I think they would be easy enough with wire, beads/crystals, & bobby pins



Just another option Grin

Check out this option - Clay Flowers...they are beautiful!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=28687.0
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2005 11:46:53 AM »

I just re-read this and was unclear on what you were asking -- obviously, for just casual everyday, you aren't going to wear a tiara!  Well, I'll leave it up there, maybe someone in future will be looking for ideas.

For casual everyday messy type look, I think beaded flowers would be so cool, because they show up well in hair, and it would be a nice contrast to casual, you know?  I also think, if you have long hair pulled up into a bun, you could get one of those tiny plastic vials they use for corsages, from a florist shop, and wear a fresh flower in your hair by sticking the water vial into the bun somehow, even if you had to glue a bobby pin or something to it.  Might be slightly tricky, but probably not much, and think how luxurious to wear a real flower in your hair all day!

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