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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Hair corsage/flower clips tutorial 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
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Firefly/Serenity handmade book 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:

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Firefly Wanted Posters 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.

4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Blue Sun (Firefly) Apron 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.

5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / "That is not a hair question" Aqua Teen Hungar Force 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:
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Hello Kitty Altoid Tin Shrine 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:
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 2 boring shirts into a nifty Hello Kitty hoodie on: September 30, 2007 06:49:59 PM
All I did was trace the pocket and hood from an existing sweatshirt to make pattern pieces and then added them onto the white shirt.  I stenciled on all the black in the picture and then painted the colored parts afterwords.



Close up of the stencil:
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Yummy Bunny ate too many sweets on: August 10, 2007 03:15:30 PM
Mr. Yummy Bunny ate a lot of sweets and now he has a tummy ache:

9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / toast, spaghetti, & icecream :) on: August 10, 2007 11:41:52 AM

Happy bread, sad toast:

Spaghetti & meatballs:

Neapolitan ice-cream cone:

10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Alice in wonderland mad tea party (with millions of pictures) on: July 13, 2007 01:07:23 PM
I had an Alice in Wonderland themed costumed Mad Tea Party. We all got together for tea and played croquet.

I stayed up super late the night before making far too many snacks:

I glued a bunch fo teacups together for a table centerpice:

I also made my friend a hat to wear:

Lots more pictures can be found here: http://j9photos.livejournal.com/67491.html
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