It was such a sweetly simple project which took me all of 15 minutes to complete, and left me feeling so satisfied!
Get an assortment of different bobby pins, a glue gun or a nice thick rubber-like glue, some small dried rosebuds ( I get mine from my local herbal apothacary, but they can easily be harvested, or found online through Mountain Rose Herbs) and you will also need a small piece of thick paper, cardboard or a business care or old credit card:)
I made 2 kinds of rose pins, single buds on the ends of hairpins, and a row of buds across the length of a bobby pin.
For the bobby pin one, I put the pin on a card to keep the prongs separated so they wouldn’t get glued together. Then, I gathered my rose buds, making sure to trim off loose outer petals so they were nice, neat and compact.
I squeezed a small dollop of glue just above the base of the flower, low along one side. Then, I smooshed the flower directly onto the flat side of the pin, clamping it down tightly between my fingers to make sure it grabbed. Then, I did this to 5-6 more buds, squishing them tightly next to each other along the length of the pin.
I let them dry overnight, and woke up to lovely rose bud pins, ready to wear! (okay, I had to do a little careful yanking to get the pins off the card where the glue had seeped through and dried) No biggie.
This easy and lovely-smelling project left me very pleased, and inspired to make a pretty hairdo happen. When Mars came home from school that next day, I grabbed her for a quick little do outside in front of the grapevine.
To do this hairstyle, I started with a little twist pinned on each side, halfway to the back of the head.
Then one by one, I made three small twisted buns in a row, pinned securely and discreetly.
I finished the hairstyle with a garnish of roses and a few pretty leaves from the garden:)
If you love this sweet DIY, check our Crystal Hair Pin tutorial. I think you will love it!
Enjoy! xo, HTHG