I almost feel like I should apologize for how fast and easy this project is, except for the fact that it is fast, easy and a lot of fun not to mention that it's very economical! This would be a wonderful craft for a mom's night or pre-teen crafting party since all of the supplies are easy to find and easy on the wallet!
Let's get started!
You will need the following :
1 roll of crepe paper - nicer party stores have some lovely shades but at the very least you can find white every where.
Faux flower Stamens- you can find these in the crafty bridal section
Metal spring hair clips- packs of 10 go for less tha $3
Hair barrette crafting blanks - Looks like THIS
White school glue
Fine crafting glitter - Martha Stewart has some wonderful colors in her line of crafting supplies.
You will start by ruffling or pleating your paper. I did mine on the sewing machine with a ruffling or gathering foot, both work and do a great job of giving you super fluffy blooms. I sewed off about 3 yards at a time and this part could be done before you hosted an event to make things easier and more speedy.
Take your pleated or gathered crepe and start rolling it up adding dots of glue as you go. Keep the bottom flat so it will sit well on the blank. Keep rolling until you like the size of your bloom. Secure the last end with some extra glue.
There are multiple ways to embellish your bloom. I inked mine with a sepia toned ink and then used school glue on the edged of the petals ( put it on with a paint brush) then sprinkled glitter onto the bloom. I also chose to add a faded carnival ticket to my bloom since it was just sitting there on my desk and I found it to fit my mood when I was crafting this time.
Roughly speaking this craft cost about $1.25 per clip ( using coupons for the supplies) making it doable for just about any fun event. If you make one of these please send me a photo.. I would love to feature it here on Domestic Anarchy!
moving right along........
Domestic Anarchy GIVEAWAY!!!!
Ok!... now time for the giveaway! This is for all my friends ( want to be a friend?, just sign up through one of the options on the left sidebar!- it's easy!) I have a wonderful little kit with all the basic supplies so that you to can make 2 of the Faded Love Blooms - one for you and one for a friend! Just leave a comment letting me know you are a friend and you will be in the running.. I will pick the winner on Saturday!!