picture courtesy of Miss Emberly...lol
Does she know how to work the lighting or WHAT? :)
I love these flowers! They are great for big OR little kids :)
Sorry this took a couple of days to get up! But I wanted to get some good shots of the flowers for you,
From Laci, from our family photo shoot,
and some good step by step tutorial shots as well.
I've seen tutorials for these beauties floating around everywhere. But just in case you haven't seen a tutorial for yourself... here ya go! :)
Okay... so first, I started off with these adorable scrapbooking brads... yes...
I said brads. lol
I couldn't find buttons that I loved, and when I went to the Scrapbooking Expo, here in Sandy, a few weekends back, I saw these... and KNEW they would work great!
I took the backs and bent them out... then I wiggled off the actual
yup... that's the technical term :)
So I was left with JUST the tops, and flat bottoms.
I bought a pack of these headbands at Walmart for about $4.00.
Picked up some cute fabric, at my local fabric store, and cut out circles about 3 inches or so across.
Really... they don't have to be perfect. Just get CLOSE to a circle shape. lol.
I actually used ONE guide circle, set it on top of about 6 squares of fabric, and cut out 6 at a time.
EASY, and FAST!
You are going to want to do about three different sizes of circles, so they can get smaller, as you head towards the center...
you'll see what I mean in a minute
Next, I just folded the circle in half... so it looked like a taco.
Then I folded in ONE corner to the center one way... and the other corner, the opposite direction, the OTHER way... to make this shape, here. Kind of a "2 cone" shape.
then I just hot glued the folds at the bottom, to keep it together.
Make a bunch of those.
Then cut out a piece of felt... and glue them on like so.
Making sure your largest circle petals are in the back.
Then layer on the smaller petals.
Just hot gluing them onto the other ones, at the base.
You don't want TOO much glue, or the ends or the petals won't be fluffy and full.
It will look like this from the back, when you're done.
hot glue the brad, button, or jewel in the center.
Next, I took my headband, and glued a piece of felt on the back side, like this.
And then glued the two felt pieces together...
to make sure the flower had a good base, and wouldn't fall off.
When you've finished, this is what it will look like!
Okay... So, I've totally turned into "one of those mothers" who I used to make fun of... who's girls would wear these JUMBO bows and flowers. LOL. I KNOW!!!!
So yes... F-A-M-I-L-Y... you don't have to tell me that, after you read this post...
I am WELL aware. lol.
I just... LOVE them!
And now that the twins are bigger
and so are their noggins,
I feel like they can totally get away with it, now ??????
yes, this is me trying to justify this flower almost being as large as their heads :)
Anyway... this was the same technique that I used to make the flowers on MY shirt, for family pictures,
with those blue rhinestone in them, to match Cason's tie...
I just put a piece of felt on the back, and used some safety pins to adhere them on, for the shoot.
And also, how I made THESE yellow hair clips for Aubrie's pig tails.
because I KNEW she wouldn't keep a headband in!
I didn't like the color of the actual headband, so I just wrapped some grey fabric around the whole thing... and hot glued it a bit as I went.
Don't you just love all the ruffle layers!? So girly, right!?
And there ya have it! Cute fabric bows :)
Easy, Inexpensive, and SO fun!
Speaking of fun!? Um... did you checkout Laci's segment today?
Pretty much rocked my world :)
I haven't even gotten a chance to look at these photos yet, because Laci and I have both been so busy... so imagine my surprise when I see my family plastered on the Tele this morning, for Laci's
"Top 10 photo color walls for Fall, in Utah!" LOL.
Well... I guess that's ONE way for me to stop and take a look at the proofs, huh? :)
Check out Laci's segment on Studio 5
for all the best photo walls around town...
I love that she shares all this fab info with us, don't you!?
and a sneak peek at our family shoot, below.
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