Hello everyone! After a long winter Spring is finally in full swing in MN. When I think of Spring I think of flowers, proms and wedding. Today, I have a fun altered flower headband to share with you that would be perfect to make for a young girl to wear to prom or for bridesmaids for a Spring wedding. But you could also wear the altered flower headband for any occassion. :)
Here is a close up of the altered flower before I attached it to the headband. The great thing about these altered flowers is that you can custom design them to match any outfit.
These are some of the supplies I used to alter the flower. In this picture you can see what the flower looked like before I altered it. I purchase a very inexpensive bunch of flowers from a big box craft store. I took the flower completly apart, it had three layers of petals. I used 50's Diner-Aqua Dolce, Tropical-Snow Cone and White Gelatos®. I used the Light Blue #154 Stamper's Big Brush Pen, Gesso, Stipple Brush and Dot Dabber. I also used a few metal embellishments.
Once all of the flower petals were dry I went around the outer edges of the petals with Stamper's Big Brush Pen Light Blue #154. I worked in small sections and blended the color with my finger as I went along.
To brighten the flowers up a little I applied the White Gelato® to most of the flower except for the outer edges and used a baby wipe to lightly blend the color. Then I added a little more of the Tropical-Snow Cone Gelato® to make the raised areas of the petal pop. Lastly I edged all of the petals with diamond stickles.
I applied two layers of the Gesso to the metal embellishments and then lightly sanded them to reveal the metal.
I wanted to make the flower a little fuller so I added some lace. I cut ten 2 x 2 squares of lace. To create the lace triangels fold the lace in half but have the corners offset.
Then fold the lace piece in half again keeping the corners offset. Add a dot of hot glue at the point down at the bottom of the lace piece to hold it in place.
Next, hot glue the lace pieces in between the petals. Once all of the lace is glued on add another flower on top and add more lace. Then add the last flower on top and glue the metal embellishments in the center and add a piece of bling.
Here is another close up picture of the flower once it was glued on to a matching headband.
I know it might look like a lot of steps to alter this flower but it really came together pretty quick and I think the end result is totally worth it! The flower is so pretty and I love the fact that you can use Gelatos® and Stamper's Big Brush Pens to design the headbands to match any outfit.
Thank you so much for stopping by the Design•Memory•Craft Blog today and I hope you enjoyed the altered flower tutorial.
Silk Flower, Lace, Headband, Metal Embellishments (ButterBeeScraps) Hot Glue, Bling, Diamond Stickles
Heidi Blankenship Hello, my name is Heidi Blankenship and I live in Minnesota with my husband Eric and two boys, Dusty and Evan. I have been involved with paper crafting for over twenty years. I was introduced to stamping in 1988 and over the years, I have taught many classes at the local stamping and scrapbooking stores. I love to create a large spectrum of projects with a broad range of styles, but I lean towards the vintage, artsy style. I’ve been very fortunate to work with some wonderful companies in the industry. I am currently on the Spellbinders Blog Team, JustRite Papercraft Blog Team, Discount Cardstock, Really Reasonable Ribbon Special Events Design Team, The Rubber Café Glue-ista Team and Julianna Hudgins Positively Me Design Team.