Monday, March 14, 2011
Somthing Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue...
What you will need:
Old blue material (if you can't find anything in your closet you want to destroy head to the Goodwill store) soft cotton fabrics work best in my opinion.
A crocheted white flower or If you don't crochet you could substitute a round piece of laced fabric or lace ribbon shaped into a circle.
Small square of white felt.
A garter (the wider the better for having room to hot glue your rosette in place). You can find them in most craft departments in the wedding isle.
Hot glue gun and glue.
Strung Fused Pearl (usually in the fabric department).
1 pearl button (and wire cutters to snip off the back so that it lays flat).
Step 1. If your garter came with decorations on it like a bow remove it. Make your rosette using the blue fabric and felt. If you are new to making rosettes here is a short video tutorial I made for another project but it will show you the general technique.
Step 2. If you know how to crochet a white flower you can do so or you can simply cut out a circle larger then your blue rosette in lace fabric or a laced ribbon shaped into a circle. I cut four small pieces of fused pearls and hot glued them to my white flower then covered up the glue portion by gluing on top of that my blue rosette.
Step 3. Glue your pearl button to the center of the blue rosette and glue the entire thing on to your garter.
Pretty, sentimental, sweet, romantic, and a bit sexy, a perfect little engagement gift If I do say so myself. Trisha if you are reading this, congratulations again. I am very happy for you. This pretty is on its way to you.
Linking to Be Different Act Normal and the rest of the cool places I party (see where I link up page please).