As I mentioned earlier, I'm making hairpieces for my sister's wedding. I made the headband for the flower girl, and made a hairpiece for Ruth, the bride, but I kind of hated it. I couldn't figure out why exactly, but it looked off for some reason. This afternoon when we were emptying out our suitcases to pack for the wedding, I found a sheer white curtain that we had used in our last apartment.
What did I do? I cut apart the other hairpiece and made this one. I'm in love. It was stupid cheap and easy to make.
-- I traced and cut circles out of the sheer curtain. (Walmart brand)
-- Then I lit a candle and burned the edges of the circles. I'm actually not kidding. It makes a really nice, flower petal-y shape.
-- I stacked up the petals on top of each other and wanted to add some dimension. So I cut two petals out of lace and layered them in with the sheer petals.
-- Next, I sewed the petals together with two or three stitches and sewed the button on the top. The crystal piece is a two dollar button from WalMart.
-- I glued a piece of felt onto an alligator clip and a piece of felt onto the back of the flower, then glued the two felts to each other.
|Make sure not to get the circles IN the flame or it will turn the edges black.|
|I made two smaller versions with pearls for the two maid-of-honor sisters to wear. Fun!|
It was scary.