Well, I've been making up a lot of headbands and barrettes again. My friend that has been selling them for me, has asked me to make a lot of them for her this month. She also asked if I would make something to display them for her at her shows (she does jewelry shows). I have been giving her the hair pieces in a box because I didn't want to cause her too much trouble. Well, she wanted something big and pretty, like a tree.
I decided to use some Red Dogwood branches from a tree in my front yard (poor, thing, I keep scalping it for my projects! lol) and ended up with a giant Swiss Miss can with a bunch of flat rocks in it to keep them standing. Here's what it looks like:
I used the tutorial over at Sew.Craft.Create. to make tissue blossoms on the branches. I also used used a brown paper bag and a glue gun to cover the can. To tie in the pink flowers, I tied a ribbon around the can. I think it turned out really cute. Sorry for the not so great pictures of it. It was difficult to get a picture without all the shadows...
|Rubber Band Flower|
|Baby Rosette Band|
|A pair of Rosette Barrettes|
My friend has asked me to share a booth at a huge holiday craft show in the area in November, so I will need to make a lot of stuff to sell. I also need to come up with a name for my new business! I've been thinking about D.S. Blooms for my husband and my initials and the Blooms for not only the flowers on my hair pieces, but those in my yard, too. Any other ideas? I had thought of Blooms & Bows, but found another one on the Internet. I wanted to have some sort of flower theme...
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