Today is a date that used to be very special to Derek and I. It’s our original dating anniversary and marks 10 years together. It will always be a special date, but now we have a new one, September 22nd. As today is a special date, I thought I’d share another DIY craft I made for our wedding.
For months before the wedding, I had been seeing lots of DIY hairpiece and DIY fabric flower projects around the web. They didn’t look so hard so I thought I could make my own for the big day. I figured, if nothing else, it would make a cute hair accessory for another occasion.
- Satin fabric
- Tulle Fabric
- Misc beads, pearls (mine were all from my Jolee’s Jewels stash)
- Hair clip
Trace and cut different sized circles of satin fabric. I traced different lids and rolls of tape I had in the house as my different sizes.
Light a candle and wait a few minutes for it to heat up. Bring the fabric circle NEAR the candle, but not too close to the flame. You’ll see when it gets near the heat that it will start to curl up slightly. Make sure you don’t set your fabric on fire! 🙂
Repeat this action for all different sized circles.
Layer your fabric circles together. Cut circles of the tulle fabric and mix it into the stack of layered fabric to form a flower shape. Sew these layers together with a similar color of thread.
Sew beads and pearls in the middle of the flower to accent.
Sew hair clip onto the back of the flower.
( photo credit: Brad Ross Photography)
The best part? The total cost for this item was $1.53 in fabric (I already had the beads and hair clip). This was literally my first attempt at this type of craft and I was happy with the result (aka it’s not so hard!)
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