November 3, 2011

Pinwheel Hairclips Tutorial

Did you see me over at Pocket Full of Pink last week??  If not, here's what you missed....

Today I want to show you a quick how-to on making Pinwheel Hairclips.  Pretty cute, right?!?!?  Well, they're super easy.  And NO-SEW!!  

First off iron a strip of heat-n-bond onto the back of some fabric:
 Then cut out 2 felt squares (mine were 2 1/2 inches) and 2 fabric squares out of the fabric that has heat-n-bond on it.  The fabric squares should be slightly smaller than the felt squares.

Peel the back off the fabric:
 Then iron it to the felt:
 Then make four cuts from the corners.  Be sure NOT to cut all the way  through - leave about 1/4 to 1/2 inch before you hit the center.  Cut lines are shown with white dashes:
Now make them into pinwheels.  What, you don't know how?  Neither did I a while ago, but I figured it out.  Here ya go.  Fold down one corner and secure it with hot glue in the center.  Then move on to the next corner.  Glue each corner down to the center.

Find some coordinating buttons and hot glue those on to cover the center:
Hot glue a hair clip to the back.  I use small pieces of non-slip shelf liner to go over where the clip attaches to the pinwheel - it helps the clip stay in place:
 Clip in and enjoy!!

As you can see in the picture, the fabric can go on the inside or outside of the pinwheel, so have fun playing around with different designs:

See, easy!  You can do this - go try it!


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

7 Fabulous Comments:

Those are so cute!! I wonder how many it would take to achieve liftoff. ;-) Such a cute idea! (not to mention the sweet little model you've got there.)

Oh my goodness, I was just about to search for a felt pinwheel tutorial. Thanks so much for posting this one! It's exactly what I needed.

How cute! I'm pinning these to try very soon!

these could not be cuter!!!! and such perfect timing, as my nieces asked for some cute hair goodies for christmas! thanks!!

Super cute!! and so are your girls!

Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party on Friday!! I LOVE to see all of the great ideas! All week this week, we will be doing Thanksgiving themed link ups. Monday is Turkeys, so if you have something you've created that is turkey-ish :)... come by tomorrow and link it up!!

marni @ Sassy Sites!

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