Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial By Barb

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My daughter had  a project at school where she needed to make a product that she would "sell" as part of their trade fair and lesson in economics. We thought really hard about what she could make that others would want to "buy" and decided these hair clips are a big trend right now and are fairly easy to make. Using up old swatches of fabric laying around, we were able to make these darling hair clips....
Aren't they cute?! And the best part is, they work great on scrapbook layouts, cards, accessories on purses and other home decor items! Here is how we made them....
The supplies you need are:
*Hot glue gun
*Small felt circles (I used 1.5 inch circles)
*Fabric strips (I used 22 in. x 2 in.) I also tore the fabric instead of cutting it to give it that "tattered" look
*An i-top brad covered with coordinating fabric

Start by making a circle of hot glue in the center of the felt circle. Do not put the hot glue in the very center because you will not be able to get the brad through at the end!

I twisted the fabric loosely and laid it on top of the hot glue.

Continue to put hot glue on the felt and then wrap a little more fabric. I don't try to make my fabric lay perfect because I like the "messy" look of it being wrapped loosely.

When I run out of felt to put the glue on, I add the glue to the bottom edge of the fabric that has already been glued together. By keeping the glue towards the bottom, you are less likely to see it on the top when you are done... you just have to be a little more careful that you don't burn your fingers!

Here is the finished circle with the brad I am going to put in the center.

Push the brad straight throw the center of the circle. It easily poked through the felt for me!

Here is what it will look like when you are done!

I put a little drop of glue on both ends of the hair clip (you just have to be careful that you don't glue the clip together!! Check to be sure that it opens!

And then stick the clip onto the back of your circle on the felt part.

I also glued some of my circle flowers to a headband... which of course Lauren wanted to model for all of you!
Thanks for stopping by today! If you decide to make some of these, I would love to see them... be sure to leave a comment with a link so that I can stop by and check them out!



12 Responses to “Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial By Barb”

Karin said...

That's really awesome!

And you daughter is a very good model ;-)

Greetings from holland

Karin x

Crystal said...

i love these!

Becky B. said...

These are just soooo cute!! My mental wheels are turning...they'd be cute as magnets or pushpins too....hmmmmm - gonna have to make some of these for sure!!

Unknown said...

Ooh! Too cute and fun! Thanks for another awesome tutorial!

li-bee-ti said...

Gorgeous! It looks great.
Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

Unknown said...

No no no...I can NOT start collecting fabric for these adorable flowers!!! Darn you...I mean great project!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Thanks for this super tutorial! I just finished up two and they are so adorable! I will have them posted this week!

Nanne said...

Great tutorial and I love these.. seem easy and quick to make... Great idea..

Fern said...

What a wonderful tutorial and cute idea, Barb!!! Soo pretty... the flowers and Lauren!!! Will have to try these!!!! Hugs!!

Auntie Lolo said...

Bless your heart for making a fabric flower tutorial that is easy to follow! I featured you on my blog, thanks for helping me!


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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

I just posted my flower!