Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My hilariously failed DIY hair flower

I long to be crafty.

I don't buy Martha or other crafty mags and I don't read crafty blogs because I know I'll just get annoyed at the fact I'm not crafty. Maybe I should eliminate the word "can't" from my vocabulary, but that's just how I feel. All through elementary, middle, and high school I relied on my oh-so-crafty mother me with projects. In case you're wondering, that means she totally did them for me. Anyway, I figured that maybe the wedding would jump start my inner Martha.

A few weeks ago I bought a $3 white hair flower at Wet Seal (yeah...I'm 23 and still shop there. Totally acceptable.) I thought I could remove some petals and glue or sew on some pearls/rhinestones. Easy peasy, right? Well, I found a beaded bracelet that I never wear anymore. It looked like it might work. So yesterday I tried it out.

Here is the flower:

Here is the bracelet:

I cut out/ripped out the middle section:
I cut a few strands of beads from the bracelet and sorted the pearls, crystals, and rhinestones. I decided to just use the pearls. Sewing is not something I really do, so I was kind of lost. As I awkwardly tried to sew these pearls, I thought maybe I could glue them. So I glued a few. The result was...not pretty.

My cat Joey was not too impressed, either. It sort of looks ok in the photo, but in person it's all sorts of messed up. I had planned on adding some feathers and/or netting, but I don't think I'll do that anymore. It's probably best to leave this one to the professionals. I might attempt another with a rhinestone earring or small brooch, though. There are tons of antique stores with plenty of inexpensive jewelry around my town, so it's not like I'd be losing a bunch of money.

I also attempted a DIY bouquet which I'll write about in an upcoming post. At least I still have a year to go. If nothing else, I have a crafty momma ;)


  1. Are you sure you messed up? It really does look good in the photo! You should give it another shot!

  2. Oh yeah...the real-life close up is embarrassingly bad. I think I will give it another shot though. My problem might have been the flower I started with, actually. Thanks for the vote of confidence!!