Monday, January 3, 2011

Mandy's Felt Flower clips

Welcome to my two week guest blogger event!  I have several sweet ladies filling in for me while I'm visiting my family.  You'll meet some great bloggers and see some amazing tutorials.  To start us off Mandy is here to visit.  She is so talented and every day continues to amaze me with her new projects.  --------------------------------
Hello everyone!  I'm excited to kick off the guest posting event over here at Crystal's Craft Spot.  I'm Mandy from Sugar Bee Craft Edition - here's a recent family picture (see more HERE, if you like that sort of thing) -
I have a blog, Sugar Bee Craft Edition, where I love to show that if I can make something, you can too!
A few fun things I've done:

 Glass Tile Pendants

Today I want to show you how to make a quick and easy Felt Flower Hairclip - -
Grab some scraps of felt and cut ovalish shapes - this doesn't have to be precise.  If you want rounded petals, make them rounded - if you want pointed, make them more pointy.  Cut a few more than you think you'll need - just in case.
Fold the petal in half and sew from the middle to the edge along the fold line - see picture:
Then flip it over and you can see how it made the petal have a little dimension:
Repeat the sewing for all of the petals.  Then get out your hot glue gun and hot glue them to each other however you would like them arranged.
After it's looking how you want it, cut a circle of felt.  Then on the back of your flower, put a puddle of hot glue and press the circle onto it - this will cover the back.  On the front to cover the middle, you can glue jewels, etc.  On one I rolled up a strip of felt and glued that on - on another I wadded up a hunk of felt and glued it in to look like a knot.
To add the clip, cut a square of felt and cover it in hot glue:
Then open your clip and shut the square inside:
Then press it on to the back of the flower and hold until it's stuck down:
Then you can see when you open it the square of felt is holding the clip onto the flower - voila!

You can make these in all sizes - the big ones are great to jazzing up ponytails - here I am modeling it, photo courtesy of my kindergartener:
And my girls modeling theirs:
These are really so quick and easy to make.  Go try it!!

I'd love to see you over on my blog sometime, Sugar Bee Craft Edition - oh, and I have a link party on Tuesdays, if you like to participate in those I'd love to have you!


Sarah said...

very cute!!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

These are so cute! I have fabric flowers on my to-make list right now.

I love how cute but doable these are.

Happy 2011!

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