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My BFF and I went shopping today and I have to say I’m loving the stuff NY&Co has right now.
This is a shell that I got (with a matching sweater). Love the colors, and one of the hot items now is flower pins with some bling added to the center.
Let me tell you they are selling them for $24.95 but you can make them for a little of nothing. This is a long post so I’m going to make this a two parter.
Heat up your glue gun for this little crafting item.
I went to my stash and found two ivory colored flowers. I have started keeping old flowers and actually started keeping my eye out for flowers that would make great pins. These are medium size not overly large.
I took the larger of the two and pulled the petals apart keeping the stem.
I found a Copic marker that was close to a color in the top and started coloring one set of the petals. This set of petals are made out of organza so they are sheer and they absorb the alcohol ink pretty quickly.
I took another set of petals that were solid ivory and chose another color in the top and started coloring them. I used the flicking technique on this and I also used several colors on this group of petals, including some gray. This is how it looks as I started coloring. Keep in mind that most of the color needs to be on the outer part of the petals not the center.
I got some jewel sets from HL, in 3 different shapes (oval, rectangle and a circle). These run $3.47/pkg.
Gathered all the pieces that I need to put the flower together. When I put these back together I don’t use all the petals that I’ve pulled out of the flower. One I don’t want the flower as full and since I placing some jewels in the center I need to have enough area to hot glue them in.
I use the stem I saved to start putting the flower back together. Once I get the petals stacked and layered I’ll cut off the excess of the stem and use hot glue to secure the petals in place.
Here is the petals stacked together and hot glued in place. I’ll trim this green stem back even with the petals so I can have a nice large area to hot glue the jewels in place.
Things are always pleasing to the eye in odd numbers, and I’ve been seeing these flowers with 3 jewel sets in the center.
Here are the 3 jewel sets hot glued in place and a little glitter around them to add some special bling.
You can see I overlapped the jewel set.
In the next part I’ll show you how I finished off the smaller flower. There is no reason to pay $24.95 for a flower. There are so many videos out there to show you how to make flowers that for a little bit you can have one to match every outfit.