***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! 🙂
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.