- 6 years ago
Items needed: Pliers (I have 3-in-1 jeweler’s pliers), Silk flowers from Dollar Tree (I used a carnation), Silver floral wire (small grade), small hair comb, and a plastic bead.
First, cut a piece of wire, about 7 inches long.
Bend the wire in half, and slip it thru the middle space in the teeth of the comb.
Wrap the wire ends around the next teeth on each side. Pull with pliers to tighten. There should be about 1/4 inch between the two wire ends. Set the comb aside.
Now for the flower. Pull one blossom off of its stem.
Take the flower apart. Keep the pieces in order!
TIP: If you’re using a flower that is “full” or “domed”, it will probably have a little plastic piece, like the one in the center of the picture above, or in the (blurry) picture below.
If your flower has one of these pieces, you need to cut the little “fingers” down about half their length. Otherwise, your flower will stand up too tall when it’s done! This is how it should look after cutting the “fingers.”
Now for the assembly! Start threading the flower pieces onto the wires in the order they were on the stem.
Now, thread your bead onto both wires.
Push the bead down to the center of the flower. Pull the wires in opposite direction to tighten (pliers help with this!).
This next step is tricky. Poke each wire back down thru the center of all the flower pieces, and out the back.
Begin wrapping the wires around the teeth again. Tighten with pliers as you go.
Wrap all the way to the ends of the comb. Tuck the loose ends under the flower (you may need to clip the ends if they are too long, or they will snag hair!)
And voila! You’re done!
You could also do this with a hair pick, or an alligator clip, giant bobby pin, etc. Have fun!