July 18, 2011

Charming Rose Pin/Clip

I bought cream colored fake roses awhile back with the intent of using them to spruce up a pair of cream sandals. But that was not meant to be because now the once cream colored fake roses look like this
Don't they almost look like the real thing?

This is how I made them.  
Here is what they looked like before the splash of color.
 Take the flowers apart until you end up with just this
Lightly spray paint petals.  I used two different colors of pink and I like the result of the two.  Since I wanted just a light coat of paint on the petals, I put half of the petals in a small box, sprayed lightly, shook up petals in the box and repeated about 3 times. See the cream, light pink and darker pink colors? Let the petals completely dry before working with them.  
Once the petals were dry, I separated the petals by size and shape. 
It just makes things easier when arranging the new rose.  
I also used a pencil to help hold the rose together.
Once I had arranged the rose in a form that I liked, I carefully lifted it off the pencil point and sewed the petals together.  Then I sewed on some crystal beads
 and hot glued the backs with clips and pins. 

That was it.  
I was able to make 3 fuller roses out of the 5 original skimpy roses. 

Here's the one I made for Sam's hair.  


Here is a smaller rose that I made using the left over petals and white pearls. 

I really like how the duo pink tones play on the original cream color of the roses.  
The combination just makes the roses look realistic. 



25 comments:

Life as Leah said...

So beautiful! They do look real-I saw some similar ones on Etsy a couple months ago and they were SO EXPENSIVE, I mean like over $30! Thank you so much for sharing, I might have to try this sometime!

Kimberly Jones said...

What a great tutorial! These roses look so pretty and sweet! I just featured your tutorial on the DIY Weddings blog at Craft Gossip. Thanks for sharing such beautiful inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Love it! What kind of paint did you use? Regular spray paint?

~Missy

Carmen said...

Missy, I used Valspar in Pink and Ballerina Pink. It's just regular spray paint that you find in a hardware store. Thanks for stopping by.

Carmen

Angela Osborn said...

They look beautiful! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Jill said...

Very pretty! I love the colour effect you got from how you sprayed the petals!


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OnePerfectDay said...

They look fabulous!
I love the colour!

Coley said...

pretty! Those colors are really gorgeous :)

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Angela said...

So pretty! I love it. Thanks for linking up to Simply Creative over at 365days2simplicity.blogspot!

Angela

Terri said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the tut!

chippychipdovey said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Love the effect of the colour spray. :)

Anna
http://chippychipdovey.wordpress.com

teariana said...

So often you can't get the right color in the store, and sometimes if you do, it is just a little too flat. This way you can add even one accent color and make it look much more real, except with the pretty pearls and beads in the center. Store bought flowers too are sometimes a little too perfect. Which is great if they are the kind of flower that looks so amazingly perfect in nature, but roses are so beautiful when they are just a step past the absolutely perfect stage.

Annabella MErlin said...

These flowers are pretty! I must say, the flowers available in local stores may not be that glamorous. You can easily spice them up using this technique!

Two thumbs up!

Annabella MErlin
Creative Photo Album

Anonymous said...

Amazing! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It's on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Great choice of colors!

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Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for this idea is nice

Anonymous said...

Love them

Pilar Rosa said...

Great tutorial. Love the flower for a necklace I am working on. www.mustseemakeup.blogspot.com

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