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1  Re: Hair corsage/flower clips tutorial in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by J9crafts on: July 22, 2010 11:54:33 PM
Other finished hair corsages-

What they look like on the bottom:

I painted the leaves of this one with a golden glitter paint:

A simple one of 2 roses back to back:

Same as above, worn:

A spectacularly huge one:


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2  Hair corsage/flower clips tutorial in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by J9crafts on: July 22, 2010 11:51:32 PM
Hey craftsters, long time no see. It's been a couple years since I've posted over here and honestly almost as long since I've made anything. Time to get back to crafting! Smiley I'm not saying this is the only way or even the best way to make hair corsages but it is how I make them and I wanted to share...

*dried or fake flowers or leaves
*hair clips of some sort
*glue gun & glue
*florist tape (or even electrical tape)
*any other fun stuff you want to put into your hair- small bones, bows, ribbons etc.

Step 1: Lay out all of your decorative items how you want to position them in your final creation so you get an idea of how big it's going to be, what order to glue things down as you go and to make sure you won't have any unwanted gaps.

Step 2: Glue down your first set of decorative items. Work your way from the outside towards the middle/the bottommost layer first. The clips I'm using are just a frame/empty in the middle and don't really leave a great base to glue things onto. So as I'm gluing my leaves on I'm also using the florist tape to cover the frame to make a better base and cover the stems of the leaves.

What clips look like before and after florist tape:

Bottom layer almost done, just need to trim that last bit of florist tape:

Step 3: The fake flowers usually pop right off their stems but they'll usually have a bit of stem sticking out of them that just gets in the way, so I cut that off.

Before step 3, too much stem:

Step 4: But now the flower isn't being held together very well so I take it apart, hit each later with a bit of glue and put it back together.

Here is the flower w/some hot glue ready to have it's last layer stuck back on:

Step 5: Glue your next layer on, in this case it's the smaller roses on top of the leaves.

Step 6: Keep on gluing your layers until you're all done. Make sure you remove any spiderweb looking strands of hot glue that make be sticking to your hair corsage. Done- pop that sucker in your hair and rock it! Smiley

If anyone follows the tutorial I'd love to see how they turn out! Smiley
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3  Firefly/Serenity handmade book in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by J9crafts on: December 05, 2007 11:55:22 AM
We made books at our last craft group meeting. Luckily it was just in time for my Firefly swap.


Theme song:

Every other page has a picture of a character with a quote:

The other pages have random stuff:

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4  Firefly Wanted Posters in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by J9crafts on: December 05, 2007 11:51:19 AM
I made these ones for the Firefly/Serenity swap on here but my husband liked them so much that now he wants me to make one for each character to hang in our bedroom.

Original art work from http://www.jsoule-webdesign.com/posters/
I just zapped the color out of the pictures, printed them, crumpled them up, soaked them in tea, flattened them out and let them dry.

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5  Blue Sun (Firefly) Apron in Stenciling: Completed Projects by J9crafts on: December 05, 2007 11:46:39 AM
Apron based on Jayne's shirt: http://www.loony-archivist.com/shiny/img/caps2/bushwhacked2.jpg

List of Blue Sun apperances in Firefly: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Sun

Stencil from here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyleford/48124947/

This was made for the Firefly/Serenity Swap.

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6  "That is not a hair question" Aqua Teen Hungar Force in Stenciling: Completed Projects by J9crafts on: December 05, 2007 11:42:06 AM
As usual, I made a stencil out of freezer paper for it. I really wanted to use a hole-punch for all those time consuming circles but the holes would have been way too big.

In case you're confused:
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7  Hello Kitty Altoid Tin Shrine in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by J9crafts on: December 05, 2007 11:37:34 AM
I used to be addicted to decorating Altoid tins. This is the first one I've made in a quite awhile. It was for the Hello Kitty & Friends swap.

The circles are removable magnets:
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8  Re: Firefly/Serenity Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by J9crafts on: December 02, 2007 11:18:00 AM
red_willow got her box of goodies from me and asked if I could post pictures:


Book opened:

Most of the pages were a picture of a character along with a quote:

Some were just random Chinese stuff:

Wanted posters:

Fruity Oaty bar:

Blue Sun apron:

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9  Re: Firefly/Serenity Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by J9crafts on: November 22, 2007 11:22:00 PM
I recently got my package from red_willow and just now had time to take a few quick pictures.

I <3 my Jayne hat, a lot Smiley

I liked it all a bunch, thank you very much. There actually wasn't a stuffed dinosaur in there though, not sure what happened but it's ok.
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10  Re: Hello Kitty and Friends Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by J9crafts on: October 08, 2007 09:41:19 AM
Pictures of what Meepum sent me:

tshirt hoodie:

Hello Kitty thermometer and clay tags for my cats:
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