non-felt types I made a couple of years ago) but really could be used for everyday wear because they're not too holiday-ish, especially if you did them in other colors. Anyways, check out their cuteness above....
(FYI, it's still Take-A-Look Tuesday - just scroll down a post for that)
felt - you can grab the cheapo sheets of craft felt at Walmart or Michaels (try this Michaels coupons for current savings!), or buy the felt by the yard at a fabric store - both will work.
hot glue - yep, these are no-sew!
Hairclips for the back (I buy them in a bulk box at Sally Beauty Supply)
First up, cut out a bunch of hearts. Lifestyle Crafts sent me some heart die cuts for use with my Epic 6 machine and I knew it'd be perfect for this project. When I cut the same shape over and over and over, I like when I have a diecut to roll it through my cutter. When I cut one thing, I like using my Silhouette Cameo because you don't need a specific cartridge or die cut for just one shape. So anyways, I loved using my Epic from Lifestyle Crafts and cranking out a pile of hearts.
For one flower clip you'll need 5 larger hearts, 5 medium hearts, and one small heart.
I first saw this type of flower on this Etsy Shop, Dogwood Corner via pinterest, but obviously there was no tutorial so I had to figure it out on my own. Here's their picture (hmm, can't get it bigger or to center). These ones are smaller (2 inch-ish) and mine are bigger (4 inch-ish) but you could make them however you want. Or just buy them from them (although remember they aren't hairclips yet) - seems like a great price.
So moving on, if you're wanting to make your own....
Place the five medium hearts on top of the 5 large hearts with their points matching up, and using a light layer of hot glue, glue it down, like so:
(I thought about sewing these, but hot glue is the best way to hold felt to felt if you ask me. And Kimbo - she made a video to prove it ....hmm, can't find the link to it, you'll just have to believe me)
Then put a little hot glue on top of the tip and pinch it into a fold, like shown:
Do that for all five. Then snip the tip off of each one - I found they fit together better that way. Then place them in a circle, plop some hot glue in the middle, and shove them all together tightly.
Then glue a heart on top of the center so you don't see the hot glue mess...
On the back, hot glue a hairclip on, then open it and hot glue on another heart (oops, I guess that means you need 12 total - I think I said 11 earlier) to cover the bottom of the clip and reinforce the attachment.
That's it! You can make a pair and wear them with pigtails, or go with a single clip to hold back bangs or top of a ponytail. Any way, they're super cute!!
I love how the fold gives them tons of dimension - kinda hard to show you, but I tried - see how they kind of pop up and fill out - love that!
So if you want to cut millions of hearts, check out Lifestyle Crafts (they sent me dies at no cost, but opinions are all mine!) - the dies can work with many hand-crank type machines. They have tons of new dies for Valentine's - here's the one used in this project (nesting hearts - hearts are such a hard shape to cut by hand, I think this die is a MUST), and look for other projects with other dies coming soon....
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