How to Create a Fake Flower Accessory

In a world where fashion is so mass-produced, it can be hard sometimes to create a unique look with an everyday wardrobe. One of the best ways that you can add some originality to your fashion look is to create it yourself. This easy accessory will help you to do this.

Steps

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    Assemble the items. Craft or dollar stores are great places to find artificial flowers.
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    Trim the stem. With a pair of scissors, cut the stem off of the fake flower. You want to make sure to cut enough off so that you are now working with a flat surface.
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    Prepare the glue. Let the glue heat up for a few minutes before working with it.
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    Glue on the base of the flower.
    • Press it against the base of a blank pin for 15 seconds.
    • If you want something for your hair instead, glue the flower onto a plain barrette.
    • Depending on the size of the pin or barrette you get, you may be able to fit more than one flower onto your new accessory.
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    Let the glue dry for several hours before wearing.
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    Decorate. After the flower is attached to the pin or barrette, decorate your flower as desired.
    • Use the hot glue gun for this as well.
    • Be creative! If you'd like, glue on sequins, beads or crystals to the fabric of the flower or to the remainder of the pin or barrette.
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    Let the glue dry again for a few hours before wearing.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Look through your sewing basket for decorative items you have collected over the years. Another source of interesting decorations includes discarded miniature items once used for dolls or doll houses.
  • You could use a satin, silk or ribbon flower as a substitute(see related wikihows)
  • Dried flowers could be substituted for artificial flowers.

Warnings

  • Do not leave small items or glue guns unattended around babies and toddlers.
  • Supervise the use of the glue gun with young children.

Things You'll Need

  • Fake flower(s)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Blank pin or blank barrette- blank pins can be found at craft stores in the jewelry supply section
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Beads, crystals or sequins (optional)

Sources and Citations

  • VideoJug A video demonstration of making a fake flower accessory. Original source of article. Shared with permission and appreciation.

Article Info

Categories: Personal Accessories and Jewelry