I'll be wearing a chapel length veil for our ceremony, but I'm sure I'll be sick of it by the time we're done with pictures, so I wanted a hair flower for the reception. I know there are multiple tutorials out there for DIY hair flowers, so I won't post another in depth one. I basically followed the tutorial Penga from Convention of a Wedding posted a few days ago, and it was super easy!
The only materials you need are a flower (I used a white rose from Michaels), fake pearls or beads, a hair clip, and a hot glue gun.
I used the same rose Penga used and took it apart the same way:
I took out all of the plastic pieces and I didn't use the top two layers of petals because it made the flower really thick. I glued the rest of the petals together, and then added a few pearls to the middle. I used four larger pearls and one smaller one in the middle from this package I found at Michaels:
And here it is:
(I apologize for the crappy pictures - I'll take better ones once I have a clip for it!)
I still need to buy a clip, so I wasn't able to try it in my hair yet, but I think it'll be perfect! Here's a cost breakdown:
Silk rose - $1.99
Package of pearls - $2.99 (rest of package can be used for other projects)
Hair clip - Probably $2 or less
Total: $7 or a little less
That totally beats the insanely overpriced hair flowers at bridal salons AND it only took about 5 minutes!
Are you wearing a hair flower? If so, did you go the DIY route or did you purchase it?