Making a Wax Flower Pick DIY Tutorial
In this tutorial I'm taking the wax flowers and buds I made in the last tutorial, and wrapping them together to make a pick for a hair comb.
You can use embroidery floss or wire to do this binding. I am using a thick button thread in green, and an inexpensive hair comb from the drugstore.
- Wax buds and flowers
- Button thread
- Wire snips
Step 1: Cut button thread
For a small hair comb like this, 18-24 inches should do the trick.
Step 2: Wrap over the end of the thread to secure to a stem
Start with a bud pick, and wrap the thread right up underneath the bud.
Step 3: Wrap tightly, and slight the wrappings to the side
Wrap about 1/4 inch of the first stem, then add a second bud. The wrappings will just about cover the stems. Add a few more buds, and then add a flower.
Step 4: Continue to add buds and flowers, wrapping several times in between
If you have a lot of flowers to use, you can add several at a time in bunches. I'm going for more of a delicate look, so I'm wrapping between each addition.
Step 5: To complete the pick, make a loop, and pull the thread through to tie off.
Step 6: Snip off the extra wire
In the next tutorial, I'm attaching a couple of these picks to a hair comb!