Wednesday, December 8, 2010
If you're using feathers, trim them down to your desired size and glue them to the backside of the flower.
Glue the alligator clip to the back of the flower. Set aside to dry
Take one of the small styrofoam balls and cut in in half. Take a bead and thread it onto a flat-head pin. Cut the pin to a shorter length so it will stick into the half-sphere, but not out of the other side. Dip the pin in the craft glue to ensure it stays put once you've stuck it into the ball.
Start arranging the beads in random order (or you can make a pattern if you like) by sticking them into the styrofoam.
Once you've covered the styrofoam, add a generous amount of glue to the bottom of the beaded ball, and stick it in the center of your flower. I set the flower to dry under a stack of papers so that the center would dry flat and completely adhere to the flower.