Glue Gun Flowers 2

3 Materials
$5
1 Hour
Easy

A doorknob, skewers and glue gun are pretty much all you need to make this cute spring decor.

During April 2020 I made the flowers pictured above. It was just the beginning of lockdown and my glue gun had broken and I only had white and black glue but since everything was closed I limped along with what I had. They are a fond reminder of a strange time. I didn’t think so at the time but they could work for Halloween, which I don’t celebrate.😟


Now, two years later, things are looking up and I think it’s time to make a happier version. Ironically my new glue gun also blew again whilst making the new flowers.

I used the same cabinet knobs. Anything rounded that is not heat sensitive and smooth would work. You can spray a bit non-stick cooking spray before you start.

Shape flowers with the glue gun and leave to cool. The centres have to be solid or if you are adept, leave a small hole in the centre. You will find that the petals are not all the same and a bit wonky.

The same with the leaves, as long as all the lines touch so that they hold together, the irregularities actually make them more artistic. Shape them on a smooth surface such as a stone kitchen counter or silicon mat, anything that they would not be permanently stuck to.

Also make a couple of blobs, the rounder the better but you can always trim them with scissors.

Pull the flowers off and get rid of the strings and extra bits.

Paint everything, I sprayed half of the petals pink and the other half yellow but you needn’t do contrasting colours. In fact, you needn’t make two sets of petals for each flower either. The leaves are of course, green.

Also paint a couple of skewers green.

As well as the blobs in any happy hue.

Once properly dry, make a hole in the centre of the petal sets with a box cutter or craft knife. Make the hole just big enough for the skewer to be pushed through but not so big that the petals will slide down. Hot glue is pretty robust so a little bit of force won’t have too much effect.

The blobs just need a shallow hole and not all the way through.

Thread a set of petals followed by a blob onto the skewer. Unlike my previous black and white flowers, I used the upturned part so that the petals cup upwards.

Now stick a couple of painted leaves to the skewers. I used the glue gun but if you wanted the joins to be even less conspicuous you could use something else.

I cut a couple if stems shorter as you would do with a real flower arrangement and plopped them into a jar.

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  • Liz Liz on May 25, 2022

    I loved the idea!!! But when I did it instead of paint on the flowers and leaves I used nail polish it made them more sturdy

    I made flowers out of wood glue and wire and used nail polish too

    • Thea Thea on May 25, 2022

      Trust me, these are pretty tough and much easier than bending wire.😉But I know exactly what you mean, I follow a Japanese studio that makes the most exquisite wreathes and flowers with that method.

  • Liz Liz on May 25, 2022

    I'm sorry what type of wire was very easy and not hard at all ... I striped the cord wire which there were 4-8 or more wires in them ... Then with just my fingers shaped them then dunked them in the glue. For me they couldn't dry fast enough lol


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    • Thea Thea on May 26, 2022

      Please, please do so. Posting on Hometalk is dead easy. All you need are a couple of phone pictures and you can do it all from your phone. You can even dictate if you are too lazy to type. And the process you follow is pretty idiot proof- trust me😜

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