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)
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
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!
Take a little time to enjoy