I wanted to do a tutorial on how to get a Japanese Geisha look and obviously I wanted this to look as authentic as possible. After a bit of internet research I found that the beautiful flower ornaments they wear in their hair are called Kanzashi. There are lots of types but the one I wanted to recreate are called Hana Kanzashi, which means flower.
What you will need
Artificial babies breath, I used pink and white
plastic flower blossoms
Double sided tape
Double sided tape
Any other embellishments you might want to add
I started by decided what flowers and colours I wanted in my Kanzashi. I decided on pink and white babies breath and some small bubble like jewels I found, which I thought looked very Japanese.
Decide what colour and size blossoms you want to use, I decided to use 6 per string. 2 small clear, 2 small pink and 2 large clear.
I doubled the thread twice and then twice again to make it 4 strands. I tied a knot in the end and attached a pearl with a little bit of glue for security. I did this three more times so I had four threads. I used 26cm long thread. Once the glue was dry, I started to add the blossoms and tied a knot after each one to keep them in place.
When you have repeated the process four times, you should have something that looks like this.
Now take the flowers we put to one side and attach it to your chopsticks. I laid the stalks on the chopsticks and wrapped sellotape around them to secure them. Once they were secure, I wrapped double sided tape round them. Peel the backing off the tape and then wrap your ribbon around, the double sided tape should keep it in place.
Once you have wrapped the ribbon round, put piece of double sided tape on the back, peel the back off and then attach the blossom strings to the tape. When they are in place lay another piece of double sided tape onto the strings, peel the back off and then lay a piece of ribbon on top to finish it off.