Saturday, August 1, 2015

Flowers Made of Hot Glue - DIY



Have I got something for you that's so amazing and easy to make - flowers made out of hot glue!  Let me show you how these adorable flowers are made and be ready for a picture overload!

You will need: 

  • Hot Glue Gun and lots of glue sticks
  • Parchment paper
  • Silicone Mat (optional)
  • Large spoon or bone folder/paper creaser or rubber handles of scissors/pliers
  • Small bowl of ice water (in case you get hot glue on fingers)
1.  Place a silicon mat over your work station.  If you don't have one, lay down a sheet of parchment paper.

2.  Begin by squeezing out hot glue on the mat or paper in a circular motion.  Small petals will need small blobs of glue, and large petals will need large blobs of glue. 


3.  Cover the glue blob with a small piece of parchment paper.

4.  Using the bowl of the spoon or bone folder, smooth out the hot glue blob, pushing down and out. For a more decorative pattern, push and flatten the glue at the 12-3-6-9 marks so you won't get a plain round circle. I also used the palm of my hand in a circular motion to flatten the glue.

5.   After flattening the glue, roll up the silicon mat and or parchment papers with the glue sandwiched between and let cool.  Rolling the glue helps give dimension and texture to the petals.

6.  Unroll - the curved glue petal easily peels off of the parchment paper and silicone mat. If you see holes in the glue, just add more hot glue on holes and flatten with parchment paper or silicone mat.  Don't worry about any small air pockets.


7.  For one flower, you should make 3-4 small hot glue petals and 4-5 larger hot glue petals.


To Assemble Flower:
1.  Take a small hot glue petal and roll up loosely, making sure you leave  opening at both ends.  Seal with hot glue.

2.  Take another small petal and add hot glue to center and attach small rolled up petal.
 
Add hot glue to ends of petal to seal.  Be careful adding the hot glue.  I used the mat and parchment paper to roll and seal the glue to avoid glue burns.  I intend on getting some silicone finger protectors real soon.  But keep a small bowl with ice water nearby for dunking fingers if you get hot glue on them.


3.  Continue gluing on petals, overlapping and alternating previously glued on petals into a flower shape.
 
Have fun assembling your flower with hot glue!
 
Soon you'll have a lovely flower  .  .  .
 

that feels like rubber and is

very flexible!


 
  
The opening in the first petal allows for inserting LED string lights if you want.
Think outdoor décor or how about holiday and special occasions!
 


How cool is this?
 

 
And you can color them using nail polish, glass or acrylic paint, spray paint or alcohol inks. Your choice!
 
But I think I like them just as they are!
 
Amazing!
 
 
 
 
Take a little time to enjoy
and
Happy Crafting!







28 comments:

  1. This is so much more creative than the Elmer's on your fingers to make fake skin which is the only thing I can make with glue :>))) They are so lovely with the LED lights. Sharing and pinning!

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  2. Gail,
    You never fail to amaze me! You have got to be the most creative person I know - finding new uses for objects. These flowers are so pretty! And wow with the lights! Love it. :-)
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  3. These are amazing! How do you even THINK of these ideas!! You are incredible!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  4. These are amazing! How do you even THINK of these ideas!! You are incredible!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  5. One more to add to the list of "where does she come up with these FANTASTIC ideas?!" You should write a book - you are one very talented lady!!!! God has bless you!! Trisha

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  6. WOW, I love all the great ideas you come up with.

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  7. Very cool indeed!
    I've missed out on several of your posts lately, so I'm playing catch up today :)

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  8. These are so lovely Gail. You are so creative!! These would look wonderful lit up on a shabby chic Christmas tree.

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  9. I love this! What a cool idea thank you for sharing!

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  10. This is wonderful...the glue gun is my best friend.

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  11. Oh Gail, you are the simply the most clever lady when it comes to crafting. Who know that hot glue could be so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this fabulous post with Roses of Inspiration. Enjoy your week!

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  12. Oh my goodness, these are just beautiful and I love the idea with the lights!!

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  13. So dreamy and beautiful they look Gail.Always thrilled to see your creativity!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  14. These are so cool! And they sound really satisfying to make. Hopefully I'm not the only one who, as a kid, had a fascination with letting glue dry and playing with it...

    I love the idea of making them custom colored, but even clear they're stunning.

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  15. These are gorgeous. I can think of so many ways to use them. Too many in fact, can't decide.

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  16. Gail, what a great idea. I must try this as I have a string of fairy lights ready for this and I love roses. In fact, tomorrow's article is about how to paint roses on my blog. Will you come visit?! ~ Rose

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  17. This is such a clever and pretty project! I invite you to share at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Hugs!

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  18. These are so cool. They are so pretty. I am always amazed at your creations, Gail.

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  19. So pretty! I'll be sharing your post on my blog @ http://stitchesneedlesthreads. Blessings to you and yours and let me know if you don't want this shared. Marie

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  20. These are wonderful! I especially like them with the lights! Thank you for joining us at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Stop by today where I have featured you on my Tuesday Treasures from the hop!

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  22. I'm so impressed. This is definitely thinking outside of the box. Your flowers are gorgeous!

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  23. Gail, Who knew? You are one of the most creative people I have the pleasure of visiting :) These really turned out great. I like them just the way they are too. Thanks for sharing this cool idea1

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  24. You have some very good job!Beautiful!

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  25. Incredible. You are the queen of intricate crafts! Your flower petals are always amazing but using lights is just genius!

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  26. wow beautiful and so easy to make! These hot glue flowers would be fun to make but wondering....how to add color!! I am going to test this out Gail!

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  27. Just beautiful and delicate, you need a crafter's crown.

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  28. Gail, these are lovely and so creative!

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