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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Quickie Flowers: A Mini-Tutorial

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So I got a pack of plain hair elastics on sale at Walgreen’s for 50 cents.  Score!  But am I one to wear plain items in my hair?  And do I want to spend too much time to dress these up? 
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Here’s the solution.  Attach flowers to them.  Super easy and takes less than 10 minutes.
You’ll need:
  • A hand-full of plain hair elastics.
  • Various fake flowers, the little fabric ones with wire stems.
  • A trusty glue,  Aleene’s Jewel-It to the rescue.
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Hold the hair elastic up to the flower really close to the blossom.
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Start to wrap the wire stem around the elastic, getting it as tight and snug as possible.  To help try pinching it with your fingers as you go, use your nails (or someone else’s) if necessary.
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Continue wrapping the wire stem, coil it as neatly as possible.
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See, neat and tidy.
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Now just dab a little glue to secure it.
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Now stand back and admire your work.  Now quickly make another one, and another, and another…
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These are the ones I made.  It’s good to experiment with them, add multiple flowers to one elastic or use different types of wired flowers.
Here’s the updated list:
  • Hair elastics
  • Acorn pins
  • Tiny shoes
  • Tiny purses
  • Dress
  • Pencils
  • Cat toys
  • Tiny dresses
  • Cloth doll
  • Tiny accessories
  • Green dress
One down, ten to go.  The next one should be up by Saturday.

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