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.