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Crystal Flower Bouquet Tutorial

Crystal Flower Bouquet Tutorial 
         In my city Bangalore ,there is a place called Raja Market where craft supplies are available at wholesale rates. Though one can find amazing and unique crafty gems there I don't go there often as it's situated in a hugely overcrowded bustling market and there is no parking which adds to the woes [I have to leave my car miles away and wait for ages for autos and bribe the ones who bother to stop  with double or triple the usual fare as even auto rickshaw drivers dont like to brave the inevitable traffic congestion there!]
Crystal Flowers
         These beautiful crystal flowers were part  of my recent haul from Raja Market ! And though so beautiful  and gorgeous looking , since I bought from a wholesale shop all the crystal flowers used to make  my bouquet  cost just around 90 rupees...that is just a little over a dollar!
Crystal Flower Bouquet 
These are sooo easy to make and even though you may not be having the same flower shaped beads/ crystal in your stash  hope you can adapt this simple tutorial  .
Crystal Flower Bouquet Tutorial 
Crystal Flower Bouquet Tutorial 
Materials Required
  • Flower shaped beads/ crystals
  • Smaller beads/ crystals to go on the center of the flower
  • Wire...the thicker the better. I used 18 G
  • Floral Tape
  • Fabric/Crystal /Other Leaves
        Since my wire was of a thinner gauge I folded a 24 inch strip so that the floral stem would be a little strong. Its  easier to make your bouquet if you have thick wire or you are using a skewer.
Crystal Flower Bouquet Tutorial 

On the folded wire thread the small crystal all the way to the center and twist your wire twice to secure it.
Crystal Flower Bouquet Tutorial 
Thread both the wires with your small crystal at its end through the crystal flower.
Crystal Flower Bouquet Tutorial 
Loop your wire at the base of your crystal flower and tie one or two knots to secure your crystal flower so that it doesn't slip down later on.
Crystal Flower Bouquet Tutorial 
Twist both the wires of your flower and your flower stem is ready! It looks nice and easy but if you are going to be twisting a lot of stems in one go be prepared for some sore fingers!!
Crystal Flower Bouquet Tutorial 
Apply a bit of glue to a floral tape and wrap around your floral stem...its easier to start from below and then roll up to your flower! Add leaves as you go !
Crystal Flower Bouquet Tutorial 
You can add a few crystal flower sprays to your card / scrapbook or mixed media project or add a bunch of crystal flowers to a vase along with a few pearl sprigs for a unique home decor item!
Crystal Flowers
And here is another crystal flower bouquet made with red crystal flowers.
Crystal Flowers 
I didn't have a nice flower vase for it so made one by recycling a plastic container and dressing it up with glitter foam and lace!
Crystal Flower Bouquet Tutorial 
 I added a gorgeous metal filigree butterfly onto a skewer and added it to the crystal flower bouquet so  that it can forever flutter amongst the magical crystal flowers!
Crystal Flower Bouquet 
Here is a closeup of a crystal flower with crystal leaves [  before I completed the bouquet]
Crystal Flower 
And the photo below shows how the bouquet shimmers when the sunlight falls on it [ taken on my hubby's terrace garden]
Crystal Flowers
Hope you liked my easy home decor idea!

47 comments:

  1. Yes loved it ! As always wonderfully explained :) Those crystals look fab when light falls on them ! The flower vases have turned out so pretty loved the frilly look :)

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    1. Thank you Pooja yes I thought the frill looked a nice contrast with the crystal

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  2. These are both absolutely gorgeous.

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  3. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, ist das schön
    glg Gertrude

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  4. love these beautiful glittery flower bouquets Sonia !! these are actually crystal or acrylic ??

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    1. Suman they are translucent and very pretty but dont break easily if they fall to the ground and of course for 90 rupees I wouldnt get real crystal!! Hehe

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  5. So pretty! Love these flowers, they looks amazing in a bunch and so beautifully arranged! Love the recycled vase too! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial :)

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  6. Oh my..Sonia..your liitle vase of flowers are just gorgeous.I can just see them sitting in the sun sparkling away..Sooo pretty, and a fabulous tutorial.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. Great idea for the gift.
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  8. Wow!Wonderful home decorations!! So shimmering flowers and gorgous vases!

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  9. These crystal flowers look so pretty all made up. Great tutorial.

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  10. Oh my goodness, they are absolutely stunning, Sonia!! First of all, what a bargain you got them for - worth fighting the crowds!! You've spruced them up perfectly!! I love the crystal centers and the leaves!! The vase is spectacular, too!! Love these my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. What fun, sparky, pretty bouquets, Sonia! Love your color choices, too! Hugs, de

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  12. These flowers are so adorable and pretty, Sonia! And making a vase by recycling a container is so creative using glitter foam and lace! Wish I had a wholesale place for crafts nearby. I would probably buy a little bit of everything!

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    1. Hehe Gail ...I end up buying too much and hoarding stuff for far too long!! And since I am just a hobby crafter I sometimes feel guilty about it!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful and you make it look so easy.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  14. These are really pretty and the vase is so clever.

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  15. Wonderful glass flowers and bargain price. Noticed you have a Tim Holtz ruler. I have 2 Tim Holtz rulers and may have to buy a 3rd. Seems the markings on mine fade away with use and not sure why. I'm always using mine to place my card layers 1/8" in from base and do not do well just eye balling it so when I line up with ruler I get it straight. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  16. So pretty Sonia! Love these crystal handmade flowers!

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  17. These are gorgeous Sonia..Loz

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  18. Wow! they look very nice. Thanks for sharing the tutorials.

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  19. Fabulous bouquets! The lengths we crafters go to get our craft goodies but having to bribe the drivers to get there is definitely one committed crafter! :). I hope you bought out the shop so you won't need to return for a while. Debra x

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  20. Oh I remember making crystal flowers 6 years back when they were a huge fad, cant believe that they are back again

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  21. Beautiful Beautifulproject. Dr. sonia I m a big hoarder and I too have pack of crystal flowers in my stash. I made beautiful rakhis with these kind of crystal flowers. I must pull my stash out and make one corner piece fir my room. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

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  22. You have really brought those crystal flowers to life; stunning bouquets, Sonia. I also love the upcycled jars.

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  23. wow! its amazing!
    love it!

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  24. Stunning bouquets, both o pretty, hugs, Lori m

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  25. Wow wow wowwwwwwwww! These are GORGEOUS! I am LOVING those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. Your flowers look amazing! You always share something fabulous!

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  27. Amazing decor udea, looks so profesional!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  28. Such pretty creations and beautifully made.
    Julie x

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  29. This is gorgeous Dr.Sonia and a very nice tutorial

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  30. Wowww! The crystal flower bouquets look so beautiful, Dr.Sonia. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial as always. I love the way you have upcycled that Weikfield jar. Looks very attractive :)

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  31. This is super cute, I really love it Sonia. This idea is amazing for decoration purposes. Thanks for the tutorial :)
    Have a Happy Monday!

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  32. This is fabulous, so pretty. Cara x

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  33. Oooh, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! The sparkly flowers emit endless happiness and I adore your vase. It is far lovelier than any you would have had available, anyway. :o) The trim is especially beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  34. Wow!! These are absolutely stunning!! The flowers are so beautiful!! The bead sprays add so much more detail to the bouquet!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  35. So beautiful!! I recall my mum making these a few years ago.

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  36. So beautiful ma'am! Lovely and simple to make :)

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  37. OMG, this is absolutely stunning :) amazing creativity with the vase :) I love this :) <3

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  38. Wat heb jij die bloemen prachtig gemaakt ... Dank je wel voor de tutorial !
    De vaas heb jij ook echt super mooi gemaakt ... zo mooi met de glitter en kant ! Toppie !!!
    Groetjes, Odette.

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  39. really pretty!!!

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  40. Gorgeous Sonia! Wish I had about 20 of these to place around the house! Stunning work. hugs :)

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  41. Such beautiful and colourful flowers, they would brighten any corner,, great job on the vase too.
    Faith
    x

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  42. Beautiful Bouquets! loved them....Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  43. Oh my..such a beautiful bouquet!

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