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Beautiful flowers for hair accessories and clothing: Painted Leather Flower Headband Tutorial

Making flower  |  September 26th 2011  |  0 Comment
This tutorial was originally posted at the Funky Polkadot Giraffe as the Funky Friday Feature.  I wanted to share it here on my site in case you missed it!

Beautiful flowers for hair accessories and clothing: Painted Leather Flower Headband Tutorial

Find 3 various sized circular objects to trace.  I found a plastic cup, a thermos lid and a medicine cup.  Trace the 3 circles onto a piece of leather.
Cut the circles out, making the edges wavy.  I left the edges of the smallest one as a circle.
Paint the leather leaving a black border.  I used teal acrylic paint but fabric paint and leather paint would also work.
This is how it looked after one coat of paint.  Let the first coat dry and then add a second coat.
After the second coat dries, light a candle and put the edges near the flame.  They will begin to curl up.
Using hot glue, put glue on the suede but only in the center.  You don’t want to completely flatten the flower layers together.
Glue a rhinestone into the center of the flower and it is done!  You can now use the flower for whatever you want to embellish.
If you want to make a headband, cut a small strip of leather.
Hot glue the strip over the headband on the back of the flower.

You can also use larger rhinestones in the center of the flower for a variation.