January 13, 2011

Felt Hairclips

If you missed my guest post at Crystal's Craft Spot last week, here ya go - - a tutorial on how to make easy felt flower hairclips - -

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 for 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!!

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12 Fabulous Comments:

too cute! I have to go make some for Princess Fiona.

I love your felt flowers so cute!!! brooke
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I love the flowers. The models are also supper cute:)
Christine
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Darling! You always have the cutest pictures and tutorials. I love your blog!

SO CUTE!! Thank you for taking the time to post this.

These are so adorable cute!! Love them!

Thanks for linking up!

SO cute! You are SO crafty, lady!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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these are really cute. thanks for guest blogging for me while I was gone :)

What a lovely hair clip, I love th flowers in it, fantastic idea.

Wow, those girls' hair clip are sooo cute. I'm loving them.

Ann@ jewelry boxes for girls

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