DIY Fabric Hair Clips
Not long ago, I saw this fabulous tutorial for how to make fabric flowers and knew they'd make great little-girl barettes.
With a little girl birthday party coming up for a little girl with ADORABLE pig tails, it seemed like a good time to try it out.
I raided my stash of random fabric scraps and pulled out this turquoise fabric that I used in both kids' bedrooms. I'm a sucker for turquoise. I bought lots of extra...
Here's how it's done (remember, not my original idea...I followed this great tutorial):
Cut a flower template from scrap paper and trace it onto the fabric and cut them out. You'll need 6-8 flowers per bloom.
Cut a circle from the fabric to use as the base for the bloom. Then fold each bloom into half, then again into thirds. It helps to trim the point with scissors before then using hot glue to attach it to the circle. Keep adding flowers around the circle with hot-glue until you have a full bloom.
Use hot glue to attach the bloom to a ribbon-covered hair clip. I actually bought these at Target, and they were already covered with ribbon - score!
To present it as a gift, I just cut a piece of coordinating patterned paper and made slits in it to add the clips:
Love it! I will definitely be making more of these...in fact, I made a larger version for Ayla:
Looks like maybe I should branch out to some different colors & materials though. :)