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9.13.2010

DIY! Glittering Fall Flowers

 Yep, you got it, I did it again.
I broke into the biscuits!
I have warned you in the past that I am obsessed with biscuits...
I have a few more tricks up my sleeve,
but for now I want to show off the pretty,
glittering gorgeousness of my Fall flowers,
and you can bet your sweet patootie there will be some
 lovely poinsettias coming your way soon- can't you just see it!
Glittering Flowers

Supplies
* P.K. Glitz Glitter in desired colors
* Gorilla Wood Glue
* Plate Joining Biscuits
* 1” wood discs (or old buttons) 
* Paint brush
* Paint (Optional – this can be done w/o paint or you can paint each biscuit for a base – spray paint works quickly and well)
* “Centers” for flowers – beads, buttons {shank works extremely well}, gems – your choice.
* (Optional) felt and floral wire

DIY It!
1. Each flower takes 5 petals (biscuits) and one disc
2. Paint Gorilla Wood Glue all over the top and sides of each biscuit. {OPTIONAL: at this point you may chose to paint the entire biscuit - and wood disc a similar color to the glitter color}.
3. Douse each petal in the desired color of P.K. Glitz glitter. Use a coffee filter to catch the excess glitter - so easy to slide the excess back into the jar!
4. Set aside and let dry.
5. When dry, take one 1” disc and paint glue all over the top.
6. Lay your petals out on top of the disc – only the tips will be on the disc and glued to it. Once these set, I like to drop a drop of glue into the center – it spread and solidifies the hold. Let dry.
7. Attach center – gems, pearl, crystals, buttons – it all depends on the look you want. Shank buttons work really well, as the shank sets in the glue.
ALTERNATIVE: I have not tried this yet, but depending on your desired application, you can also apply the petals directly to some felt - that is or can be cut around the shapes.
8. Once completely dry – NOTE: THESE FLOWERS ARE STILL FRAGILE EVEN WHEN DRY – you can cut some floral wire and attach it to the back using the glue – cut a small piece of felt to sandwich the wire. (You may need to touch up in some areas)
Use the flowers to decorate wreaths, baskets, branches. They are gorgeous glittering goodness - perfect for Fall!
Don't you just L-O-V-E the SCREEN WREATH?
 It is still one of my favorites!
Read all about it {HERE} and get a link to a pdf tutorial.
I do think it would also look fabulous on this wreath
I did in March for the Dollar Store Challenge.
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21 comments :

  1. OO i love those glitter flowers!! i can see so many ways to decorate and craft with them!

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  2. Love your blog! Love this idea! I can see these on Christmas presents already!!

    Telia, newlywedwifelife.blogspot.com

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  3. And I am glad you started blogging. You amaze me.
    Congratulations on your blog anniversary Holly.
    How cool are those flowers? I would have never thought to make them out of wood. Your so cool.
    Loved your story about your mocha's. I know so expensive. I'm sure your hubby appreciates all that $$ you save, so you can spend it on crafty things lol
    Happy Monday
    Love Claudie
    xoxoxo

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  4. Oh, I love these flowers! The glitter was a perfect touch!

    Chelsea

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  5. I love your creative flowers! Very pretty! I am new to your blog and I am not sure what a plate joining biscuit is. Where do you get them?

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  6. These are great! So pretty! Where did you find the biscuits? I asked someone at Lowes, once, what aisle I could find them in and they had no idea what I was talking about. I found some at Harbor Freight but they weren't real wood and had numbers stamped in them so I didn't buy them.
    Thanks!
    {Rebekah}

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  7. That is so neat. Can't wait to see your poinsettias for the Holidays.Thanks for sharing how to do them.

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  8. LOVE the glittery flowers!!! Way to "bling" out your fall decor!!!

    Kara @ Mine for the Making

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  9. These are gorgeous! I'm seeing glitter from a whole new perspective!

    Amy

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  10. Holly, these are gorgeous!! Gotta love sparkle & bling, but a hand crafted flower from biscuits..yup, yup, even better! :>

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  11. I can't even tell you how much i love those glittery beauties!!!!! Awesome!

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  12. I have never been a fan of glitter -- UNTIL NOW! You have converted me. I now LOVE glitter! Beautiful and fun flowers. Thank you you for the tutorial!

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  13. Very pretty! Love your blog.

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  14. Just adorable!

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  15. Your flowers turned out beautiful. I love this idea that you have shared.

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  16. That's amazing! This has got to be one of my favorite ideas.

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  17. Oh Holly, these are stunning! Thanks so much for linking up to my Open House!

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  18. Holly, this is the coolest project!! I am in obsessed with any craft project that can come with stuff I buy at Home Depot. (my favorite boutique ;) I am so putting these on my list to do this holiday season. I need to shove it to the back of my mind for now, or I will spend the day obsessing about the different variations I will come up with. Yes, I have an illness, it is called, "constantcreativitis", and there is no cure. Have a great day, and good luck with that report. I have two, yes twins in 5th grade. I feel your pain.

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  19. Holly, this is the coolest project!! I am in obsessed with any craft project that can come with stuff I buy at Home Depot. (my favorite boutique ;) I am so putting these on my list to do this holiday season. I need to shove it to the back of my mind for now, or I will spend the day obsessing about the different variations I will come up with. Yes, I have an illness, it is called, "constantcreativitis", and there is no cure. Have a great day, and good luck with that report. I have two, yes twins in 5th grade. I feel your pain.

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  20. Anonymous11:18 AM

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  21. Hi, I'm a relatively new follower to you - I have GOT to make the time to go down those isles at the home stores. LOVE this idea, and so easy. Another one for my To Make List.
    Thanks!
    JoAnn

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