DIY Kanzashi Ribbon Flowers - HOW TO MAKE tutorial - NO SEW - Prom Corsage / Boutonniere / Hair clip - Wedding bouquet or bracelet idea

Kanzashi is a Japanese ornamental hairpin for women and made by folding delicate squares of silk into three-dimensional flower petals. 

This is my very FIRST flower and I'm in love! I can't believe I've never seen or heard of them before.


Here is the corsage. I just need her to try on the bracelet to see if it fits. If not, I'll use ribbon to attach. 

And my son's boutonniere. 

I did mess up a few petals but overall it was pretty easy.

Center flower
Supplies:
Ribbon - 1 1/2 inch
Lighter - I used both a cigarette lighter and a long BBQ lighter. 
Scissors - Use material or quality scissors. It makes it so much easier.
Ruler (optional)
Hot glue gun
Jewel stickers or beads



Cut ribbon into squares. I cut them a little larger and trimmed off excess. You can use a ruler if it's easier.

One color ribbon - 1 1/2 inch
7 ribbon squares 

First fold corner to corner to make a triangle.
Hold in the center and take each end and fold up to meet at the point of the triangle.

Pick up and fold in half.

Trim end and use a lighter to melt together.


Trim bottom.


Use a lighter to melt the area in the square first and then let the petal open up and melt the two sides.

Open and round out the petal.

REPEAT SIX more times.


Hot glued petals together and hot glued the jewel in the center.

Bottom Flower
Supplies:
Ribbon - I used two different size ribbon by mistake but it worked out perfect.
Red- 1 1/2 inch
White - 2 inch
Lighter - I used both a cigarette lighter and a long BBQ lighter. 
Scissors - Use material or quality scissors. It makes it so much easier.
Ruler (optional)
Hot glue gun
Jewel stickers or beads

Cut ribbon into squares. I cut them a little larger and trimmed excess off. You can use a ruler if it's easier.

First fold corner to corner to make a triangle.
Then fold in half to make a smaller triangle.

Place the smaller red triangle in the center of the larger white triangle. 

Fold in half.

Trim end and use a lighter to melt together.
Trim bottom and use a lighter to melt together.

CLOSED PETAL - use a lighter to melt together.

OPEN PETAL - Open center and melt around the edges.


Attached petals with hot glue.
After I made the two flowers I decided to add more petals to the bottom flower and add tiny pearl stickers. I also made another smaller flower to place on the side. 

I love how they turned out!

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Mini glass jar pendants - Fairy or Pixie Dust filled vial - Unicorn/ Mermaid magic - Great party favor idea - How to make - gift ideas - Tooth Fairy

I bought these little jars for no reason at all except to play. 
The possibilities are endless and I'm obsessed. :)



I made a few college and high school colors with team logo confetti. Similar to the jingle bell jumbo glitter ornaments I made last month.

I found the tiny jars above online but I was at Micheal's yesterday and found a bunch of different sizes and shapes.

All in the jewelry section.

Michael's also has a new end cap FULL of jumbo glitter and assorted glitter sets.
OOOooooh aaaaahhhh!

I ended up getting 4 of the 6 colors and I'll be back for the others soon.


I also saw in the embossing/stamp section lots of extra fine glitter in every color, jumbo glitter, glass glitter and microbeads. 

Microbeads are little balls that are perfect for these jars.

Dragon scales, Mermaid magic, etc!

I bought more little jars and 18' necklace. 


I used an icing tip as my funnel and tiny hors d'oeuvre spoon to pour. Lol! 





These little jars would make great party favor gifts for a unicorn, mermaid, or fairy party. 
What about a gift from the tooth fairy!? So cute!


That reminds me of the time I tried to glitter the tooth fairy money and my boys said it looked like it came from my craft room. That was the day they didn't believe anymore. Lol!

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Birthday gift idea - DIY MONEY CAKE - How to make tutorial - Creative way to give $100 - Graduation & Wedding gift idea!

This is such a fun and creative way to give money. 

I used $1 bills for almost all of the cake. 4 - $5 bills for the top.

The entire cake is $100!

Supplies:
Cake tiers forms or make your own
$1 bills or any other amount
T-pins or straight pins
Paperclips
Poster board
Wooden dowel

TIPS: 
Pick up brand new bills at the bank. This made it so much easier. 

Get a little extra just in case. I realized I needed more $1 bills instead of the $5 bills at 11pm. :/ IF I made this cake again I would use ALL $1 bills. 


I used two different sizes. Both purchased at Michael's with 50% coupons for each. 
Around $16 for both.

I tried to pre fold and roll most of the money before starting. 

Started by making a template of the angle of the folded bills. I added a sticky note to mark where to fold each bill. I lined them up and matched the edge of the sticky note. 

Having all the bills the same will make the cake look so much better. A small detail that makes a big difference.

I used a pen to roll the bills and paper clip to hold them in place.

 I used poster board and measured just so the paperclip would attach but the poster board would not show. Wrapped the long strip of poster board around the base and attached with tape.


I originally attached each bill with the paper clip on the top and bottom BUT I ran out of paper clips. I only had enough to attach the bills at the top. 

It looked so much nicer when attached both on the top and bottom.

I needed more $1 bills instead of the $5 bills so I have to redo all the rolled bills and loosen them a little. :/

I tucked the bills for the top behind the rolled bills and held in the center. Once I had them all covered I used one straight pin in the center to hold them all in place.

For the larger (bottom tier) I used a straight pin at the base and at the top. All the pins were covered up by the second tier.



I wanted the bills to look snug so I had to crease the edge of the bill down before placing the next bill. 



For the base I accordion folded the bills. Same as the money necklace tutorial.
Attached with a straight pin. 

I broke a dowel in half and placed in the bottom tier and attached the top tier.



For the topping I used 4 - $5 bills. Attached with a straight pin.

I love how it turned out.






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