Hey everyone…Megan T. here! I’m going to show you have to make your own floral hair comb. These are super trendy on Pinterest at the moment. They are popular in the wedding industry and they’ll also look great with any of our dreamy collection dresses for special occasions, photoshoots, or holidays. I’ll be making a Princess Elena-inspired comb to go with my daughter’s Halloween costume. 😉
For this project, you will need:
*Hot glue gun
*Wire cutters (PLEASE DON’T USE YOUR FABRIC SCISSORS!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!)
*Faux/silk flowers (I like a variety of small flowers, leaves or greens, berry stems)
*Embroidery floss or ribbon
*Hair combs (1 for a small comb, 2 for an oversized comb)
I wanted to make an over-the-top, large comb. I could only find smaller combs at the craft store though. No problem… I’ll show you how I attached them to make a larger version!
Overlap your combs to desired width. Stick them in your model’s hair to make sure it will fit ok. Take some floral wire and secure them to each other. Wrap the wire between the teeth of the comb and twist the two wires together to secure them.
Take your embroidery floss or ribbon and tie it between the first two teeth to get things started. Continue wrapping the comb. Tie off other end.
Add leaves as your base layer. I like to work in odd numbers. Make sure they are pointing in different directions. It will help your arrangement look more natural. Glue leaves in place.
I clipped two longer stems of my main orange flowers. Glue them across the width of the comb.
Next, I added 3 small white flowers to give some variety. I placed one in the center and one on each end. Again, remember to tilt your flowers in different directions when gluing them in place.
I could have stopped here, but I like a fuller looking spray of flowers. So I added some stems that have tiny white flowers and stuck them behind the orange and white flowers.
Finally, I cut some more main orange flowers and tiny white flowers to fill in the rest of the sparse places.
Pull off your “cobwebs” from the hot glue…. and Ta Da! You are all finished!
Here is my Princess Elena-inspired floral comb!
To see the Princess Elena Dress tutorial, click here!