Monday, April 2, 2012

April Showers Bring "Spring Flower's" - Hair Clips

It's the first Monday of the month and time for another Designer Crafts Blog Hop Connection!
The theme for this month is "April showers, bring May flowers", so I thought to show you how to make these adorable flower hair clips and a ponytail holder or two. :)
Lets get started, shall we?
 You will need the following:
  • Large silk flowers, ( I found these at my local craft store on sale for 40% off).
  • Assorted colors of sewing thread, thimble and a strong needle..
  • Buttons.
  • Small felt flowers, I used this Sizzix flower die.
  • Alligator hair clips and a few ponytail holders.
  • Extra circles of felt and tulle.
  • Crayons (trust me on this).
  • Assorted colors of stickles or your favorite glitter glue with a fine tip.
  • Beacon Fabric-Tac
 Begin by removing your flower from it's wire stem. Then remove the center (yellow part), the bottom (green part) and the middle plastic, (pink part).
 Hold your flower together and stitch your felt flower onto the center.
 Then add your button. Use a thimble to push your needle through the petals if the layers are too thick.
 Using your Fabric glue, adhere a circle of felt to the bottom of the flower. Then place another circle of felt inside the hair clip as shown.Add glue to the felt and place the hair clip.
Open the clip and firmly press down the felt to fuse with the glue. Hold for about 10 seconds.


 Then use a crayon to prop open the hair clip so it does not accidentally glue shut while the felt is setting.
 Above you can see how easy it is to substitute a ponytail holder instead of a clip.
Complete your flowers with as much or as little of glitter glue as desired. Then let dry completely before wearing.

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Thanks for coming by and seeing my tutorial! I hope to have inspired you to make some for your self!
Now please hop along and visit the many more amazing "Spring" inspired crafts made by The Designer Crafts Connection group. They are all talented, super crafty, and some of them are having fabulous spring inspired giveaways! Happy Hopping and Happy Spring!

2 comments:

Terry said...

Nice tutorial and very fun flowers!

CindiB said...

What fun for a little girl to wear!

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