Thursday, November 19, 2020

Velvet Christmas Flower Picks


 This diy glitter edge velvet Christmas flower pick will add a sparkly touch to any Christmas decor - be it on a wreath, tree, garland or gift! The purple petals outlined with glitter and sequins make this stunning flower a must have for your holiday decor! 

Velvet Christmas Flower Pick
  • Velvet fabric (scraps)
  • Mod Podge
  • Stem Wire - 22 gauge
  • Acrylic paint/brush
  • Quick Hold Glue
  • Glitter glue
  • Glitter and sequins
  • Floral Tape
  • Bead stems
  • Glittery tinsel
 Lets begin by spraying the wrong side of velvet fabric (which I had left over from a previous project) with Mod Podge mixed with a bit of water and let dry. I didn't think the fabric was stiff enough so I painted Mod Podge on full strength and let dry completely.
Then made a scalloped petal pattern out of paper and cut out eight petals.
Next, paint the stem wire a matching color using acrylic craft paint and let dry. Cut stem wire to fit on petals.

Using a quick grab and drying glue like Quick Hold (by the makers of E6000) attach the stem wire to each petals.
Fold petal over at the center to secure wire. Open and let dry.
Apply glitter glue or Quick Hold to edges of velvet petals.
Sprinkle on glitter and sequins to the glitter glue .  .  .
and shake off excess.

Repeat for the other seven petals and let dry. Seal edges with Mod Podge and let dry.
Group the beaded stems together .  .  .
and lightly dab Mod Podge to the tops. Gently sprinkle glitter on the beads and let dry.
Group the bead stems together and grab the floral tape which is tacky once you activate it by stretching.  Start wrapping with floral tape at the top. As you wrap the floral tape around your stem/wire, give the floral tape a little pull to stretch it out.  It gives quite a bit and stretching it slightly will help get the tape tight around the stem.  
Begin adding the petals, wrapping the stems together with the floral tape, one petal at a time.
Add additional petal stems by placing each one next to the taped stem and taping both together, one at a time .  .  .
to make one large stem .  .  .
 with eight petals for a pick!
Add glue around the base of the beaded stems and wrap the tinsel around them. The velvet flower petals are brought to life with delicate glittery accents and sparkly tinsel and bead center. 

Welcome to our monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop created by Chloe @ Celebrate & Decorate and Andrea @ Design Morsels!  I've teamed up with a talented group of creative bloggers to bring you lots of wonderful ideas and inspirations! 

I'm thrilled you stopped by and hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  Next up is Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addition sharing her lovely festive frosted candle holders.

Have fun and get inspired by all of the wonderful creations this month by clicking on the links below!

Celebrate & Decorate Make An Extra Long Swag

Design Morsels Make An Centerpiece for a Narrow Table

Our Crafty Mom DIY Grinch Gnome

The Painted Apron Upcycled Gift Tins

Chas’ Crazy Creations 8 Easy DIY Ornament Gifts

At Home with Jemma Christmas Terrarium

B4 and Afters Chocolate Covered Snowman Pretzels

Zucchini Sisters DIY Christmas Gnome Garland

Debbee’s Buzz Thanksgiving Table Favors

Birdz of a Feather Christmas Stocking DIY

My Hubbard Home Snowman Charcuterie Board

Purple Hues and MeVelvet Christmas Flower Picks

My Thrift Store Addiction Festive Frosted Candle Holders in 2 Easy Steps

Bluesky at Home DIY Christmas Vintage Cutting Boards Vignette

Home is Where the Boat is 5 Minute Mason Jar Candle Lamps

Decorate & More with Tip DIY Farmhouse Simple Joy Canvas

White Arrows Home Quick and Easy DIY Thanksgiving Table Ideas


  1. These are just stunning Gail! I love the the addition of the glitter and sequins on the edges of the petals! I'm happy to know about Quick Hold adhesive too! Happy to be crafting with you again and wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving ♥

    1. Thanks so much, Mary! Everyone raves about E6000, except me. It takes too long to dry and I was glad to find that they made a quick grab and dry glue, too! As always, it was fun hopping with you, too!

  2. Beautiful! Adding the glitter with sequins makes the crushed velvet shine even more. These would be pretty tucked into a tree, or on a package.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks Rachelle! Yes, the glitter and sequins added to the look! But I may have gotten carried away with it a bit - Lol!

  3. Wow Gail, how beautiful!! You have infinite patience, your creations are always incredible! I love love how you did the bead stems in the middle and the glitter on the petal edges. So happy to learn about the Quick Hold, my blistered fingers will appreciate that 😂! Beautiful and so professionally done!

    1. Thanks so much, Jenna! Me too! Hot glue is not my friend, either! Lol!

  4. Gail, I am so impressed you crafted your flower pick by hand! And isn't is pretty?! It is a pleasure to join you today! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks, Cecilia! I love making my own flowers. Sometimes they turn out better than the store bought ones! As always, it was great joining you today, too! It's one of the best hops I'm proud to be a part of!

  5. Wow Gail! This is gorgeous and so impressive. It never occurred to me that you could craft you own flowers. I'd love to give this a try.

    1. Thanks, Sara! Making different kinds of flowers is one of my favorite crafts!

  6. Gail the flower looks lovely. I love the gold on the deep purple. It is beautiful.

    1. Thanks so much, Terrie! At first, I couldn't decide between silver and gold but I had more embellishments in gold so that won out.

  7. Wow Gail, your velvet flower is gorgeous! A small bouquet or floral arrangement would be stunning. Thanks for the great tutorial too!

  8. Another amazing and beautiful project Gail! Always so much fun crafting with you and thanks for sharing.

  9. What a lot of work. Your results were so impressive. I'm afraid I couldn't bear to give them away after putting that much effort into one flower. It would HAVE to go on a hat or lapel as a pin!

  10. How very pretty! We (my daughter claimed it) have a scrap of bright blue velvet and what a lovely flower it would make! Great use of fabric and glitter!

  11. I knew this was yours, Gail, when I saw it in the blogosphere. You always make the prettiest things!

  12. Gail, This is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I would never have thought of doing this!! My mind is swirling over all of the places I could use these! Lovely! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  13. Gail, these are so fabulous! I love all of the bling! I just bought some pink hydrangea picks from Michaels to use on my Christmas tree. I would've never thought to make my own. Your flower picks are so much more detailed and unique than anything store bought. Thanks for introducing us to Quick Hold, too ;) Pinned! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Gail, this idea is stunning. What a beautiful creation. I never knew you could use Mod Podge this way. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  16. Beautiful flowers! I love the glitter and sequins on the edges of the petals!


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