Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Wedding in a Week: Hair Flower

Earlier this week I posted about my new 'second first wedding' dress. I wasn't sure if I should wait to wear my veil for the October wedding or if I should wear it to both. A few readers suggested I wear a hair flower. What a great idea! Why didn't I think of that?

I would have loved to order one from Etsy, there are so many cute options, but time is against me. So, I decided to try and make one myself. I headed to Michael's not really knowing what I was doing and armed with a short shopping list:
Silk Flower
Feathers
Barrettes
Here is a close-up of the peony I picked out:
I then took apart the peony (like Miss Shortcake taught me) and this is what I was left with:
I chose some of the smaller petals and glued them together. Then I added a couple feathers and a pearl I had left over from another project. Here is the final product:
I took me all of five minutes and I am pleasantly surprised with the results.
Here is the cost breakdown:
Peony: $2 (50% off)
Barrettes: $1.50 (50% off)
Feathers: $1.50
Total: $5

What do you think? Have you ever tried your hand at making a hair flower?