After looking around at pictures for inspiration, I finally decided I wanted three things: messy and textured, low in the back, and a flower in my hair.
Now, I've seen some of these momba-ba-jombas sell for $60. I don't have that kind of dough.
My fellow JulyX Knotties were showing their amazing DIY flowers they had done, and it looked pretty easy. So yesterday I meandered to Michael's to assess their floral situation.
First off, I really wanted to use a tiger lily, since that is a huge part of not only our flowers, but also the deciding factor for our color scheme. After searching around, I seriously could not find anything that wasn't the size of a Volvo. These things were gargantuan!
I began looking at anything that was orange and stumbled upon some orchids. They had a the same coloring I was looking for, and the size was pretty much spot on. However, it was $4.99 for a bunch of them, and I honestly was only going to use one bud. What was I going to do with the other $4.98 worth of product?
An employee saw me, and asked if I needed any assistance. I told her my idea, and the predicament of wasting $5 for one little bud. Before I could say anything else, she pulls off a bud from the stem I was holding and handed it to me. "Is this enough?" she said, "Go ahead, just take it."
I thanked her profusely and left the store without even looking at anything else I would need for the project. When I got home, I pulled the bud apart and started to reassemble the petals. I wanted to add a little shazam in the middle, so I found an old faux pearl earring that had lost it's mate years ago. I pulled it off the setting and with a hot glue gun I affixed it all together.
I'm still debating if I want to attach it to an alligator clip, or a comb.
Here is the (almost) final product:
It's not a tiger lily, but I really really love it. It's exactly the right size, and it did. not. cost. me. a. dime.
What do you think??
What do you think??
PS.. here is a step-by-step instructions on how to achieve the look with white flowers .