Step 4: make your flowers

I couldn't find a plastic flower small enough to use for this necklace, so I improvised and made my own using several other types of plastic flowers. In the seasonal section of your Dollar Store there are usually lots of varieties of flowers to chose from.

I topped a piece of stiff wire with a small white bud off a plastic flower bunch, then I sliced a bright yellow plastic pedal into strips and glued them to the underside on the white bud in a circular array. I used another plastic vine-like clipping and attached it to the stem to give the flower some depth. I also managed to find blades of plastic grass which will be set used when the flower is set in the thimble.

Use your creative license, maybe even go a little crazy.
I love this. I saw those on Esty before. Very pricey! I like this idea much better. Thank you for sharing.
Wow, this is just great!<br>I will have to put it on my projects-to-be-made list :)
This is awesome, I will have to give it a try. I'm thinking of all the different types of flowers or foliage that could be done!
Darling. I love this idea.
So so adorable!
that's so cute!! :D does it flip when you're wearing it, or does it stay vertical when you move?
Great question:, <strong>kristylynn84</strong><br /> <br /> Yes, the planter will sit correctly when worn, but care needs to be taken when positioning the chain location in regards to the thimble. <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/faux-flower-planter-necklace/step3/separate-chain-and-insert-into-thimble/">Step 3</a> states &quot;<em>Take care to notice the position of your chain while the glue is setting, hold the slack of the chain above the rim of the thimble to ensure that the thimble will hang correctly when the necklace is worn</em>.&quot;<br /> <br /> This step is directed&nbsp; towards planter placement when worn, proper planning and cuts into the thimble will keep your planter upright at all times. If in doubt, make sure that there is a weight in the bottom of the thimble, like a small nut or washer to add extra weight, or cut a smaller vertical slit for the planter to rest in. This will allow your planter to naturally hang with the bottom always down.<br />
yeah, i was thinking about weights in the bottom. :)
Nice, that looks really cute!

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