Sunday, 24 May 2015

How to Make a Beautiful Flower Brooch From Ear Swabs/Buds

Remember the guild you experience when you pick off a flower ? you want to carry the beautiful thing  forever-to wear it in your hair or to hold it in your hands- but you can't because it fades out quickly.

How about creating one by yourself, using things you probably have in your drawer.

This tutorial shows you the way and once you have the flower it's up to you if you stick a pin on the back to wear it as a brooch, an elastic band to wear it in your hair or a chain to wear it as a necklace or bracelet.The important thing is that it will never fade.

1.A bottle cap -a wider one-like the ones from the milk bottles or Nestea
2.Some tissue paper/or toilet paper-it will work just fine
3.Different types of glue:
                You will need a classic /white paste one or mod podge
                 A liquid one/transparent one that it resistent
                 A very strong one -like SuperGlue or Loctite

4.Cotton Ear Swabs/Buds -a 100 pack is fine
5.Scissors and a Brush
6. A vintage button for the middle-or anything you like ( a bead, a piece of glass, and old earring, a shell etc)
7. A brooch pin or an elastic band-depending on what use you want to give to the flower

Let's begin!
Step 1.
Cut the paper in little pieces then fill the bottle cap like so : one layer of paste glue,one layer of paper
Once it's filled you can smooth the surface with a brush or your fingers
Step 2.
Pinch a hole in the middle,pour some glue and put the button there
Step 3
Start cutting the cotton ends of the swabs
Step 4
Trace a line of liquid glue on the edge of the bottle cap and start placing the cotton pieces forming the petals of the flower-leaving a little space between them
Place the next row in between the first one. The last one can be close together ,surrounding the button.
Step 5.
Glue on the back the brooch pin with the super strong glue.

And you are done!
Check out the video bellow if some steps are not clear enough:

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