Friday, December 10, 2010

Red Fabric Flower Hair Clip

These hair clips are so easy to make. They took about 15 minutes. All you need is
-any synthetic material.  This is some kind of polyester satin I found in a remnant bin.
-a small amount of felt or other non-fraying material
-a couple of beads
-hair clips
-non-slip shelf liner.

Cut four circles of increasing size for each clip you want to make.  I like the look of rough hand cut circles, but you could trace them to make them exact.  Using a lighter or candle, melt the edges of the circles.  Be careful not to catch them on fire .  You can also warm up some of the center material to give it a little more wavy/wrinkle look.  Stack the circles and hand sew the bead in the center. 

On the back, attach the clip by hot gluing a small circle of felt to the flower and the clip.  Glue over the knots on the back of the flower where you sewed on the bead.  I also like to glue on a piece of non-slip shelf liner so the clip will stay in hair better.

Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest.  There was no natural light in my crafting room when I was working on these this evening.