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Paper Flowers for Hair

by Amy Bowerman

After creating my first flower hair accessory my paper flower making has taken a new direction.  I wanted to test out the durability of  my paper flower hair clips and made a tester to wear about town.  There has been an overwhelming response to these flowers just from people seeing them in my hair and photo’s I’ve posted on social networking sites.  I had to beg the hubs to take me to the flea market this weekend so I could hunt for vintage buttons for my new-found paper crafting passion…hair clips!  I scored a BIG old bin filled with vintage beauties….Check it

flowers for hair

Paper Flowers for Hair

This was my first time going to the flea market….oh my treasures untold!!  Tag sales just won’t do for me anymore.  I’m still digging through my bin of buttons and finding more and more loveliness!  You would have thought I had found a treasure chest of gold the way I was clutching it.  Buttons are my pirate treasure arrgh!!  I wanted to make each flower clip unique.  I kept swapping out different vintage buttons until I found the perfect one.   This week at the CSI project it’s all about Accessories….I’m in!
Visit thecsiproject.com Here are some Closeups of each Paper Flower Hair Clip…and those beautiful vintage buttons!
flowers for hair Dahlia

The Blue Dahlia

I was going for a Dahlia look with this one.  I love Dahlias and thought someone might like a lovely Blue Dahlia flower for their hair.  I absolutely love this clear vintage beauty of a button.  The shape, the etching, the way the patterned paper shows through like a kaleidoscope.  I fussed with a bunch of button centers for this flower clip and this was the vintage button that made the cut.

flowers for hair zinnia

Zinnia

I modeled this hair clip after another of my favorite flowers….the Zinnia.  I love how the shell button changes color in the light!  There is also some etching around the center of the button,  I couldn’t resist choosing it as the flower center.  To top it off I added a glass bead for a little extra sparkle!

flowers for hair daisy

Fresh plucked Daisy

It’s no secret that I like daisies…I named my site after them.  This is my Gerber Daisy hair clip.  I went with an etched brown vintage button for the center here.  I wanted to stay true to the natural look of a Gerber Daisy.

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Vintage Rose

This is my favorite flower clip of them all!  Look at that gorgeous button!  Such stunning sparkle don’t you think?   This one and the Gerber Daisy I kept for myself and wear them quite often.  The rest were given away as gifts in a customized gift box that you can see here.  After giving the rest out I had to make more because EVERYONE seemed to want one.  I tried out some different color combos with the next batch if you would like to check those out you can see them here.

Thanks for visiting today…I hope to see you again soon…l…which one is your favorite?

Amy*

Challenges:

Fanatical About Botanical Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Papertake Weekly:  Anything Goes One stop Craft Challenge # 141 : Vintage

Secret Crafter: Monochromatic

The Craft Garden: Bold Bright and Loud

Paper Creator’s Crafts Challenge : Say it With Flowers

Ruby’s Rainbow: C#9 Gems

Big Thanks to Feline Playful for helping me find challenges to enter my work :)

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathy Eddy September 2, 2011 at 10:51 am

I was perusing your blog and am in love with all of your paper flower! They are so pretty. Are they all just made with paper and die cut? Do you spray them with anything to give them someting extra to hold their shape? They are all so pretty!!! Please get back to me on my blog about them. Thanks so much!

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2 Cath August 9, 2011 at 9:14 am

Hey Amy! Thanks for linking this up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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3 Angel August 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Beautiful makes.

Thanks for joining us at RRC,

Huggies Angel

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4 Wendy H August 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm

stunning flowers, thanks for joining in with the fun at paper creator`s crafts

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5 Shelley August 5, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Wow these are just amazing. Thanks for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

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6 Janet T August 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm

What a beautiful project, love the colour choice, thank you for sharing with us at OSCC. Janet

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7 Julie August 5, 2011 at 7:12 am

Lovely Flowers Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator crafts.

Julie x

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8 CraftyGals August 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Beautiful. Thankyou for joining in over at Paper Creator Crafts xx

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9 Kate August 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm

oh totally gorgeous creation, just love it, thank you for sharing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
Hugs Kate xxx
PS I have new candy if you are interested.

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10 Kerry August 4, 2011 at 10:42 am

They are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with The Craft Garden challenge this month

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11 Shaz August 4, 2011 at 3:24 am

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at RRC this time, hope you will join us again xx

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12 Debbie August 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm

WOW, I love these hair clips! The flowers are lovely and the vintage button just add that finishing touch :)

Thank you for playing along over at Paper Creator’s Crafts.
Debbie x

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13 Angel August 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Gorgeous flowers, all look stunning.

Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Huggies Angel

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