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« 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
« Reply #1 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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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010 01:57:49 AM »

So pretty.  You have restored my faith in fake flowers Cheesy


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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010 05:02:10 AM »

Great hair accessories! Even greater tutorials! I have everything I need already in my stash...looks like I'll be playing with my left over wedding silks tonight. Yay for Friday nights!!  Cheesy

Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010 06:45:10 AM »

These are gorgeous.  Thanks for the tutes!

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010 08:14:57 AM »

What a great tutorial! I featured this on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley

« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010 08:45:21 AM »

Lovely, I always wondered how to make the back side look so clean.  Love the purple highlights in your hair too, gorgeous!

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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010 01:11:58 PM »

Super cute!!! And I concur with the above statement about the purple streaks! Smiley

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