***Edited to update the cost. I found the receipt! Each of the clip packets cost $2.99. Which would’ve made the total for the project around $10.50! That makes each flower 44 CENTS! Way better than the store bought ones! 🙂

Hi All!

I had planned on showing you my Advent Calendar and give you a quick tutorial today on how I made it, but well…it’s not done. It’s almost there, but it still needs some work (which it will get late into tonight I am sure). Rather than skip a day of blogging I decided to give you an even more brief tutorial on how I made some of my tree decorations this year. I’ll be back with the Advent calendar later this week.

Now on to the tutorial! This year I’m attempting a more elegant Victorian color schemed tree. As I’ve been shopping for bargains I came across some gorgeous clip on poinsettias in a beautiful cream color. I loved them, but at anywhere from $1.00 to $2.00 each I was not going to be buying them any time soon. So I decided to DIY them. The best part is that they’re so easy to make, you can too! I stopped what I was doing to whip one up and take some pictures to show you. Here’s how you do it:

Buy some of these:

I bought my floral stems at Michael’s this past weekend at 60% off.  I bought 3 stems at $1.20 each which gave me enough for 24 flowers for my tree!

Then grab some of these little clips from the jewelry and findings section of the craft store. Pop the flowers off the stems.

Grab your hot glue gun and glue the long side of the clip to the green plastic part of the flower.
I added a little more glue to make sure it was secure and voila! Gorgeous clip on flowers for much, much less! 
(And now I just have 23 more to go… 😉 )
Right after I finish the Advent calendar. Oy. 
Total cost for the project:
3 Floral stems at 60% off – $3.60
2 packages of clips at (either $2.99 or $3.99 each – I’m looking for the receipt, for now let’s go with the larger amount) $8.00
Total – $11.60 + tax
That comes out to right at 50 cents per flower. That’s half the cost of the premade “cheap” ones! 🙂
***Your cost may vary due to sale prices and local tax. This would be a fantastic project to tackle using stuff from after Christmas sales!
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  1. And, with a coupon from Michaels or Jo-Anns, you could save more on those clips…or wait until the jewelry stuff goes on sale 🙂

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