If you love orchids, then you can make your own replicas of these exotic flowers out of fabric to decorate your home, hair or even napkins using a few simple craft materials. Accent your fabric orchids with small decorative beads such as faux pearls. You can make the orchid petals out of any solid coloured fabric scrap you have lying around.
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Things you need
- Scrap fabric
- Hot glue sticks
- Hot glue gun
- Jewellery wire, 26 gauge
- Craft wire cutters
- Floral tape
Cut out eight uniform orchid petals. Draw a freeform petal and use it as your template. The petal looks like a wide oval that has a slight point at the end. You also can print a template of an orchid petal from a website.
Squeeze a tiny dot of hot glue onto the base of one of the petals. Immediately press another petal on top of the glue. Repeat this with the remaining petals, forming four pairs of petals.
Place a dab of glue on the base of one pair of petals. Line up another pair of petals horizontally to the pair with glue on its base, and then place the second pair on top of the glue.
Squeeze a dab of glue in the middle of the two glued petal pairs. Glue a petal pair vertically on the top and bottom of this horizontal line of petals. Place the third petal pair vertically on top of the glue so that the third petal pair is oriented on the top. Squeeze a dab of glue on top of the third petal pair and place the fourth petal pair vertically on the bottom of the glue.
Squeeze a small dab of glue in the centre of the flower. Sprinkle tiny beads into the glue. Allow the glue to dry.
Cut a 10-inch strip of jewellery wire and wrap it in green floral tape. This is your stem. Squeeze a dab of glue on the back of the orchid and press the green stem into the flower. Allow the glue to dry.
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