Monday, June 7, 2010

Felt Hair Clips

These are really easy to make and don't take much time.

Materials:  Felt in various colors, a button or rhinestone, hair clip (found at Sally's Beauty Supply), Glue Gun

1. Cut out 3-4 flower petals.  It works best to cut out a rectangle in the size you want and then fold it in half to cut the petal.  Use the first one cut as a template for the remaining ones.  Try pointed petals or round ones.

2.  Glue petals together so they make a flower.  I found it easiest to glue them in crosses and then glue the crosses together.  This way they will be spaced evenly.  If you are going to use a button for the middle, sew it onto the top petal before gluing.

3.  Glue layers together.  If you are using a rhinestone or anything else as the middle, glue it on now.

  4.  Cut a circle out of felt for the back.  Fold it in half and cut 2 small slits.

5.  Glue around the edge of the circle and adhere to the back of the flower.  Slide the hair clip into the slits and you are finished.  You can also glue on a pin backing and use your flower as a pin.

The possibilities are endless: vary the size, the colors, petal shapes, the middle button, add a leaf, glue it to a headband, add a pin backing...  Let me know what you have come up with.

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