I’ve been admiring the handmade flowers and lacy embellishments made by loads of people on Youtube for a while, and finally I just decided to give it a go. Much to my surprise I found it rather easy and fun.
There are a variety of ways people make them and some of the best flower makers (who also share loads of tutorials on YT) are Tricia (YT: Alittleshabbychic) and Fiona (YT: Jennings644). They use hot glue and needle and thread for the most part. I chose to start simply and use hot glue on a paper circle base. It just took a lot of scrunching with my fingers and a bit of tolerance for heat. 🙂
Seriously, if you are not good with heat, I’d do the needle and thread versions, which are not difficult at all–they just take patience threading a needle and simple stitches so you can gather the lace or fabric ribbon on one side. What looks like elaborate embellishments are a hop, skip and a jump away by just changing out centers for cameos, adding metal pieces, dangles, or bigger bling centers.
The following are videos of the flowers and embellishments I made:
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