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Title: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: barbolot on August 25, 2009 08:32:24 PM


We recently spent an afternoon crafting some lovely hair bobbies. These are so simple to make! The flowers can be used in many different ways, as well -- hair clips, brooches, pins, embellishments. . . .


We used reclaimed dress linings to make these -- I had plenty left over from my deconstruction for sachets, and I never knew what to do with this type of fabric before. It's a synthetic fabric, a silky polyester.

(CAUTION: please use extreme caution when using this tutorial, as a flame is used in this process. Do NOT allow children or pets near the flame, and do not allow children to play with the flame, burn themselves or anyone/anything else. I am not responsible for any accidents or injuries resulting from this tutorial.)

To make these little hair bobbies (or clips, brooches, pins, etc.), you will need:

**synthetic fabric, such as polyester
**scissors
**candle and matches/lighter
**glass jar, filled with water
**clothes pin
**a piece of foil
**needle
**thread
**beads, buttons or other embellishments
**hair bobby, clip, pin blank, etc.
**strong adhesive, such as E6000


1. Cut out circles (or whatever shape you like) from the polyester that are slightly larger than your desired finished flower size. We used concentric circles for ours for a fuller, layered look. Be sure to cut a few extra, to allow for experimenting and mess-ups.




2. Light your candle, and place on a sturdy surface, away from flammables, pets and children. Place your jar of water within reach.


3. Using a clothes pin, hold one fabric circle over -- not in -- the flame of the candle.


Quickly rotate the fabric circle above the flame. The fabric will curl and may change colors.


You'll want to experiment with a few extra circles, as different fabrics will act uniquely when held near the flame. Some will curl in one direction, some turn colors, some crinkle. Holding them closer to the flame or longer will also achieve different results. Once you've achieved the look you want, set the circle aside on the foil to cool.

4. Repeat on all the fabric circles. Extinguish your candle when you are finished.


5. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: If you hold the fabric circle still for too long, or too close to the flame, it will scorch and/or catch on fire. If this happens, quickly and carefully place the burning fabric in the jar of water to extinguish the flame. Be very vigilant -- as some fabrics tend to ignite quicker than others!






6. Next, arrange and stack your fabric circles (petals) into flowers.


7. Using your needle and thread, sew a few stitches through all the layers of petals -- just a little "X" will do -- fastening all the petals together. Tie off thread in the back of the flower.




8. Now, attach your flower center. If you are using beads or buttons, stitch them in place, tying off the thread in the back of the flower. If you are using other embellishments, a strong adhesive (such as E6000) may be used to attach them to the flower.


9. Finally, attach your flower to a hair bobby, clip or pin back using your strong adhesive.






10. Set aside on the foil, and allow it to dry thoroughly, according to your adhesive's recommendation.




And that's it! So simple, and so pretty. The possibilities are endless -- imagine these flowers layered with ribbon, mesh, tulle, organza. . . or topped with an antique brooch or cameo! These would make sweet little gifts for teachers, co-workers and friends, or even lovely stocking stuffers. Have fun!

(And for anyone interested, I do have a little video (http://hello-refabulous.blogspot.com/2009/08/pretty-little-flowers-for-your-hair.html) posted on my blog of me burning a few petals.  Nothing fancy, but it does show how quickly they burn.)


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: mlheran on August 25, 2009 08:53:57 PM
FABULOUS tutorial! (and lovely results!) I've always wanted to try these, and now that I've seen such a great step-by-step I have no excuse not to! ;D


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: K3lly on August 25, 2009 09:17:47 PM
I too have wanted to do some of these, my friend would LOVE these!!
THANK YOU for sharing this with us.


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: squeaky_kleen on August 25, 2009 09:21:22 PM
This is such an awesome idea! I will definitely be making some of these soon. Thank you for the tutorial!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: sallyb on August 26, 2009 12:00:59 AM
These are beautiful and look so delicate and elegant!  Thank you for the great tutorial!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: fibreartist4life on August 26, 2009 12:57:10 AM
Very elegant looking when finished.  Thanks for the Tutorial, well done - great pics.


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: Jatoha on August 26, 2009 07:32:08 AM
Wow,these are so gorgeous! thank you so much for the tutorial!!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: Phizzychick on August 26, 2009 07:39:17 AM
Wow, so that's how they're done! I love these, I'm going to have to give them a try! Thanks so much! ;D


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: CheetahChiq78 on August 26, 2009 08:05:34 AM
I just went and bought 1/4 yd. of 15 diff fabrics to make these!

I've used one of those handheld lighters that you sort of hold like a gun and has a long barrel thing, and they work well, but I went and bought a heat tool like this http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2907&PRODID=prd20134 (http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2907&PRODID=prd20134) and just put a small rock in the center of the petal to keep it from blowing away, and it works well because I don't have to worry about burning myself. I just put the petal on a piece of marble I had, then put the rock on the petal and heat away! Works really well!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: barbolot on August 26, 2009 08:10:57 AM
Y'all are so welcome!  I had looked for an online tute for these myself, and when I couldn't find one, I decided to experiment.  Luckily, I began experimenting near the sink, as my first petal erupted in flames!  (Quite a surprise!)  So I just wanted to share, and spare others from singed fingertips.  ;)


I just went and bought 1/4 yd. of 15 diff fabrics to make these!

I've used one of those handheld lighters that you sort of hold like a gun and has a long barrel thing, and they work well, but I went and bought a heat tool like this http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2907&PRODID=prd20134 (http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2907&PRODID=prd20134) and just put a small rock in the center of the petal to keep it from blowing away, and it works well because I don't have to worry about burning myself. I just put the petal on a piece of marble I had, then put the rock on the petal and heat away! Works really well!
Great tip, CheetahChiq78!  Please post some pics of your flowers for us!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: stylinmommy on August 26, 2009 08:36:25 AM
Beautiful flowers!  I'll have to try to make some for dd.


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: dopey_44 on August 26, 2009 12:29:48 PM
THIS IS SO COOL IM GOIGN TO HAVE TO TRY THIS SOON THANKS FOR THE GREAT TUTORIAL


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: Dragonflower on August 26, 2009 02:10:46 PM
Those are just lovely- thanks for the great tutorial! Hmmm, I have one of those heat guns.... I'm going to have to give that a try.


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: bron on August 26, 2009 02:16:28 PM
Thank you so much for sharing! It's a great tutorial and as you said yourself, the possibilities are endless!!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: ScotSkipper402 on August 26, 2009 02:33:12 PM
What fun, and how pretty. Thanks for the tute!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: McJulie-O on August 27, 2009 07:55:03 AM

This is going on my immediate To Do list!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: chicanapunk84 on August 27, 2009 12:48:47 PM
You are so awesome thanks for the tute! ;D


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: Lady Llanalla on August 27, 2009 03:35:25 PM
I love it, love it, love it! Can't wait to try it! Yippeeee!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: pinkleo on August 27, 2009 05:37:14 PM
These are gorgeous! :o 
Thank you so much for the fabulous tutorial! :-* 
Off to rock! ;D


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: AlysiaDynamik on August 27, 2009 06:14:03 PM
These are fabulous! Thanks for the tute  ;D


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: BonEsInspired on August 27, 2009 06:22:34 PM
I agree this really is a fantastic tutorial!
I've wondered and wondered how to get that type of effect with fabric to make flowers and finally an answer!
Thank you so much for sharing!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: dopey_44 on August 27, 2009 06:54:09 PM
this is so cool


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: sugaree on August 27, 2009 06:59:06 PM
what a wonderful, beautiful idea!   these should be on your etsy; i'll bet they'd be snapped up in mere moments.  they're so delicate and gorgeous.  thanks for sharing; now i know what to do with the bridesmaid dress that's been hanging out in my closet for way too long.  :)


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: barbolot on August 27, 2009 07:09:18 PM
thanks for sharing; now i know what to do with the bridesmaid dress that's been hanging out in my closet for way too long.  :)

LOL!  Now that's a great upcycle idea!
And these aren't really that delicate, so you shouldn't have to worry about that too much.  I wear mine all the time, and I have a curious baby grabbing/pulling at them, etc, and they've survived so far. ;)  Just be sure to secure it very well to the pin/bobby/etc. and it should last quite a while.  

Ohhh, I just thought -- how pretty would these be in autumn colors?  You could make holiday/seasonal pins and brooches!  (I'd better write that down, or I'll forget....)


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: javamama on August 27, 2009 09:05:50 PM
What a great upcycle for lining! I have some winter wool coats stashed to felt and haven't even thought about the lining being useful. So glad I saw this post!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: Angelicus on August 28, 2009 11:57:20 AM
Wow..this is such a cool idea. I definitely need to make some for when I go back to school.


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: McJulie-O on August 28, 2009 07:39:54 PM
Now I discover why I've been saving all those little scraps of lining materials...

Such a great idea!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: norecliner on August 29, 2009 10:33:18 AM
I LOVE these...they are terribly adorable.  Thank you for the tutorial!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: B3gonias on August 29, 2009 11:08:36 AM
Yowsa, yowsa!  The depressing lining I cut out for the wedding dress that never got sewn for the wedding that never happened has acquired a brand new karma!  Now I can make these and put them into my french twists!  (btw...I did get married...and in a peasant dress I can wear every summer *wink*)


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: Musefreak on August 29, 2009 01:55:35 PM
oh wow, i love how they turned out, such a great job *still dreams to make something like that*


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on August 29, 2009 02:08:37 PM
i just made three of these :)
they turned out so cute. but next time i want to use different fabric, the fabric i use once it was burned flaked quite a bit :( but a little clear spray took care of that! ill try and post pictures later tonight :)


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: Yojimbo on August 29, 2009 04:16:14 PM
I am hitting up my closet for old lining as SOON as I post this comment.  What a fantastic project!  Thank you!

MoonLightbliss33 - looking forward to seeing your photos!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: sugaree on August 30, 2009 12:55:58 PM
MoonLightbliss33 - looking forward to seeing your photos!

...as do i!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on August 30, 2009 08:30:50 PM
these are my original three.

close up of the first one, this one has three mini gold beads, and one of the circles i used a black circle.

close up of the second one, this one uses all white fabric, and three pearls in the center.

close up of the third one, this one is all white fabric as well, but with a swar...swarvoski(?) crystal bead in the center.

these two i made today. :P
they are addicting!

this one i made for one of my friends, it uses pink fabric and white on the bottom, and the little pearls.

this one i made to wear today, and its all black fabric with the same pearls.

all of them have a couple layers of hairspray, so they all keep their shape so nicely!
thank you for the tutorial!!! and sorry for all the pictures :(


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: LadyDeath2007 on August 30, 2009 09:34:43 PM
I just finished makeing some pretty blood red ones.  I just need to stich them together, they are being held together with pin.  My sister wants a couple of them to wear in her hair on her wedding.  Did I tell you that she is getting married in Las Vegas on Halloween.


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: barbolot on August 30, 2009 09:39:29 PM
Moonlightbliss, your flowers are lovely!  Thanks for sharing the pics with us... I especially love the all-black one.  As for the fabric flaking, I don't really have an answer as to why it did that -- I just recommend to keep trying different fabrics.   :-\   Some of my fabrics curled, some scorched easily, others bubbled.  I never knew what each type/color/fabric would do.  But you did a really great job, and yes, they ARE addicting!

I just finished makeing some pretty blood red ones.  I just need to stich them together, they are being held together with pin.  My sister wants a couple of them to wear in her hair on her wedding.  Did I tell you that she is getting married in Las Vegas on Halloween.

AWESOME!  Pictures, please! ;)


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on August 30, 2009 09:49:48 PM
yeah, i think i may have burnt them too much, but i definetly will be experimenting with different fabrics, but the hair spray kept everything from flaking :)


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: sugaree on August 31, 2009 03:55:18 AM
thanks for the pics MoonLightbliss33; they look great!  i can't wait to get started on these....it's just getting over making that first cut into the bridesmaid dress (can't help but feel guilty since it's the dress i wore to my dad and stepmom's wedding)  :-\


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: hollylynne on August 31, 2009 11:42:17 AM
Made some over the weekend! Thanks for the awesome tutorial, Barbalot!

Here are my pics:




Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: barbolot on August 31, 2009 03:32:08 PM
Hollylynne -- they turned out AMAZING!  I love the colors you chose -- the blue is my favorite.  (And thanks for the blog mention! :) )

thanks for the pics MoonLightbliss33; they look great!  i can't wait to get started on these....it's just getting over making that first cut into the bridesmaid dress (can't help but feel guilty since it's the dress i wore to my dad and stepmom's wedding)  :-\
Why not look at it as allowing the dress fabric to bring joy to more people by wearing the flowers, and/or giving the flowers away?  Sure beats sitting in a dark closet, all alone and getting dusty. ;)


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: K3lly on August 31, 2009 03:42:03 PM
I LOVE everyones flowers!!
After first seeing this post I ran to the closet to see what i had.....a bunch of cotton, and one sleep shirt that I just could NOT bare to lose, I love that shirt!.  :|  But I went to the Goodwill today and grabbed up $25 worth of shirts, and a couple skirts, not all of them a solid color.... I am going to try to do some later on tonight, or tomorrow when I am off work.   I am so excited to see how they turn out.  I have a friend that will go crazy for these!!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: sugaree on August 31, 2009 06:58:04 PM
Quote
thanks for the pics MoonLightbliss33; they look great!  i can't wait to get started on these....it's just getting over making that first cut into the bridesmaid dress (can't help but feel guilty since it's the dress i wore to my dad and stepmom's wedding)  :-\
Why not look at it as allowing the dress fabric to bring joy to more people by wearing the flowers, and/or giving the flowers away?  Sure beats sitting in a dark closet, all alone and getting dusty. ;)

true that.  thanks for the gentle push :)


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: K3lly on September 02, 2009 06:41:38 AM
Last night I took a shot at these cute little hair clips.
I went to the Goodwill, and bought about 6 polyester shirts, and a couple little girls skirts.
There was pattern on most of them, and I havent tried to do this with all of them yet, but I am looking forward to it! I found it hard to use scissors to cut my round shapes, so I ended up using my rotary cutter, worked really well for me.  I hope with more practice I get better at these, Ifind them really charming!!
I had some trouble uploading a couple of them, so 2 of them are missing, I'll try again later!!
I hope you like them!



And these are for my nieces, they are only 4, and 6, but they love little hair pins, and flowers, so it works out!!


I think this one is my favorite!!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: sugaree on September 02, 2009 08:37:44 AM
these are so pretty!  i especially love how you used patterned fabric.  thanks everyone for uploading your photos; they're all so inspiring!!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: barbolot on September 02, 2009 09:34:26 AM
They are precious, K3lly!  I love the patterned ones -- so cute.  I think the hardest (or at least the most tedious) part of this whole project IS the cutting.  Thanks for sharing the pics! :)


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: DanniQuee on September 02, 2009 11:22:44 AM
I finally got around to trying this tute out last night and made my own flower hair bob in about 10 minutes. I had no idea it would be such a quick process! :D

I plan to make a bunch more and when I do, I'll be sure to share. Thank you so much barbolot for posting this. :)


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Post by: eatmoreplants on September 13, 2009 11:30:02 PM
love it!


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Post by: How Lovely on September 19, 2009 10:03:33 PM
Thankyou so much for this tute! I've just made some pink flowers, they were so quick and easy! I'm going to use them on a mask I'm making.

Thanks again!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: kociczek on September 22, 2009 06:25:57 AM
What a simple and fantastic idea! I just made some to wear in my hair at my wedding  ;D Thank you for the tutorial!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: lovalas on October 16, 2009 06:51:49 PM
This is a very good tutorial


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: stafishtaylz on November 25, 2009 05:19:21 AM
Wow! These are awesome! I think I'll make a few for my sisters for Christmas. I'm trying to put together a few quick gifts for each of them, but that still look fancy, and these are perfect! Does ANY kind of poly work? What section would I look in at the fabric store....the bridal/dress fabrics?


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: barbolot on November 25, 2009 12:29:14 PM
Wow! These are awesome! I think I'll make a few for my sisters for Christmas. I'm trying to put together a few quick gifts for each of them, but that still look fancy, and these are perfect! Does ANY kind of poly work? What section would I look in at the fabric store....the bridal/dress fabrics?

Thanks!  As for ANY kind, I'm no expert, so I'm sorry I can't answer that.   But yes, the kind in the bridal/formal fabrics would be the way to go, as that's what I use.  I use dress linings from reclaimed thrift store dresses, and they're listed on the tags as 100% polyester, and they're silky.  Please be sure to share your pics with us! :)

On another note, My sister made some of these recently, and she used the old-fashioned type of polyester -- not silky, but stretchy and almost jersey-like -- and they still melted and curled a bit, but not as much as the silky kind.  They're very interesting.

Now, just be careful, like the tute warns.  We recently had one lovely rust-colored lining fabric that immediately burst into flames, no matter how careful we were, or how far we kept it from the flame!   :o  We couldn't use it at all.  


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: stafishtaylz on December 09, 2009 08:04:22 AM
I finally got around to getting some fabric to make these. I made 2 sets for each of my sisters for Christmas, and placed them on some cardstock. I notched the cardstock so the flowers would be almost flush with the cardstock and not hanging over the sides. I'm still trying to find a way to wrap them so that the flowers dont get crushed....any suggestions???




Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: barbolot on December 09, 2009 10:00:02 AM
GORGEOUS!  I really love the larger, fuller ones!  Your sisters will love these! 

As for wrapping, you could make some pillow boxes.  There are lots of tutorials out there for them, and they're quick & easy!  To wrap mine for my swap partner, I wrapped them in a homemade match box, just patterned off a regular old matchbox.  Lots of tutes/templates out there for these, too.


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: Princess_Bubblie on December 11, 2009 07:47:11 PM
These are SO cute. I will be trying this as soon as I get my hands on some fabric. Thanks for the tutorial... :D


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: moniqueramsey on December 12, 2009 02:27:54 PM
These are adorable. Thank you for sharing.

Monique


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: katherine8504 on December 12, 2009 03:31:24 PM
So I saw your flowers and tutorial and had to try them myself.  I'm afraid mine aren't as pretty, but they were fun to make and I'll definitely wear them!  I'm giving them away to my girlfriends for Christmas.  I wish I had gone with beads instead of buttons, but I think they turned out OK.  










Thank you for the tutorial!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: McJulie-O on December 14, 2009 08:55:38 AM
So I saw your flowers and tutorial and had to try them myself.  I'm afraid mine aren't as pretty, but they were fun to make and I'll definitely wear them!  I'm giving them away to my girlfriends for Christmas.  I wish I had gone with beads instead of buttons, but I think they turned out OK.  I can only provide links because I don't have enough posts under my belt to be allowed to post images:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/katherine8504/DSCN1194.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/katherine8504/DSCN1240.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/katherine8504/DSCN1339.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/katherine8504/DSCN1235.jpg

Thank you for the tutorial!


Oh, those are GORGEOUS! Perfect for gifts! ...and I love the one with the gradations of color!! This is JUST the inspiration I need for a hard-to-buy-for sister!

Thank you, thank you!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: skuldintape on December 14, 2009 09:50:46 AM
Lovely! And a really excellent tutorial.


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: trutdelamode on December 15, 2009 06:39:25 AM
I tried a tutorial about making flowers like yours a couple months back, but I was never able to get the petals to curl without melting the fabrics. I think I'll give it another go though, yours turned out really pretty :)


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: Princess_Bubblie on December 19, 2009 03:32:54 PM
I tried this with some yellow polyester fabric I had. I cut 7 concentric circles, and it curled pretty evenly. I used tongs instead of a clothespeg.

And being a headband girl, I glued mine onto a headband (you probably can't see it very well in this picture)... :D I'm still debating whether or not to attach some beads, or a button to the centre.



Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: barbolot on December 20, 2009 09:33:47 AM
LOOOOOOOOOVE.


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Post by: imaginationiskey16 on December 20, 2009 06:49:49 PM
LOVE this!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: McJulie-O on December 24, 2009 12:12:03 PM
Wow! I LOVE it on a headband!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: Shelanie on January 06, 2010 08:35:21 PM


After this tutorial, I had to make these. I love how they turned out! Thanks for the tutorial.


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: barbolot on January 07, 2010 08:42:14 AM
GOODNESS!  Those are gorgeous!  I can't pick a favorite, but maybe the green one.... so pretty.


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Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: barbolot on January 13, 2010 08:11:04 AM
THANK YOU!  I'm so, sooo excited!  :-*
I just LOVE you guys!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: jojobean76 on January 29, 2010 08:12:14 AM
Congrats!!! Well deserved.

I can't wait to give this a try this weekend!! :D

And all the other versions are so fabulous!


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: jojobean76 on February 01, 2010 06:52:00 AM
I said I'd give it a try over the weekend, and I did!

I used some leftover lining I had from some bags I had made, and got enough lining to make two pieces.

These will be attached to hair clips and given to my 15yo cousin as a gift when I travel to Australia next month.

Am planning on making more, to hand out to the women where I work on International Women's Day, coming soon!!

Thanks for the tutorial!! :D





Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: barbolot on February 01, 2010 07:30:44 AM
Those turned out lovely, jojobean!  I'm so glad you tried them! :)


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: ScotSkipper402 on February 01, 2010 11:03:52 AM
Good poppies for Armistice Day/Veteran's Day too.


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: sugaree on February 01, 2010 02:07:25 PM
barbolot, thank you so much for this tute!  these flowers are so easy and fun to make.  my best friend and i made some a couple weeks ago, then i made a few more today for thing-a-day.

i know i will probably be admonished for this, but i just held the petals with my bare hands over the flame.  :)  it was no biggie, and the only burn i got was from the damn glue gun when i attached the flowers to hair clips.

here are my beauties (the biggest one is really big; like the size of my hand - fun!)









i hope you like them!


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Post by: imafundork on February 01, 2010 06:46:31 PM
Thank you so much for the tutorial!  I made a ton of them on Friday to offer up in the sweat shoppe swap.  Here's a couple of pictures.





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Post by: dragonfire411 on April 29, 2010 08:46:08 PM
I've been meaning to try these for a while now and I finally got around to making a few.  Here are just a few of the dozen that I've made.  I'm seriously addicted already :D





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Post by: sugaree on April 30, 2010 04:45:51 AM
oh, so pretty!  i love that you put leaves on some of them.  :)  nice job!


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Post by: silver mom on May 04, 2010 05:27:22 AM
I love your flowers, of course thanks for the tutorial.
I can't wait  to find the right fabric! ;D


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Post by: FaerieCyn on May 04, 2010 06:48:37 AM
 These are soo amazing!! I think I'm gonna head off and try these today!

 Has anyone tried sewing the bobby pin onto the back of the flower?? I'm currently lacking in a glue gun and I was wondering if it would be possible.


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Post by: barbolot on May 04, 2010 07:20:01 AM
These are soo amazing!! I think I'm gonna head off and try these today!

 Has anyone tried sewing the bobby pin onto the back of the flower?? I'm currently lacking in a glue gun and I was wondering if it would be possible.

It works OK.... the flower will slip around or shift a bit, but once it's in your hair, it should be fine.

Thanks for your kind words, guys!  Hope you enjoy the tute!  :)


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Post by: sugaree on May 04, 2010 07:35:47 AM
i have enjoyed this tute more than you'll ever know, barbolot.  it makes me happy all the way to my toes!

here's another batch i made to send to my sister.





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Post by: barbolot on May 04, 2010 07:49:03 AM
OK, I just literally *gasped* when I saw your post, sugaree!  I LOOOOOVE the colors you used!  Your flowers turned out beautifully!


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Post by: sugaree on May 04, 2010 08:02:15 AM
*blushes*
why, thank you!!  :D  you were completely my inspiration  <3


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 04, 2010 12:57:16 PM
Glad I found this tute!  I received a beautiful flower on a bobby pin in a swap as a thankyou and have wanted to make some for quick gifts!

Everyone's flowers are beautiful!  Looks like they would be hard to mess us once they are melted...I think I am going to try mine outside on the driveway with a bucket of water... :D


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Post by: imera on May 11, 2010 03:30:28 PM
You make some beautiful flowers, and the tutorial is great too, love the green one, fresh.


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Post by: barbolot on May 11, 2010 04:44:36 PM
I tried a new application for these flowers -- on a baby onesie!  :)  I embroidered the stem and leaf first, then made the flower.





I assembled the flower a bit differently, since I did NOT want it to come off (and be eaten!)  I glued each layer of petals to the next layer with Aleen's Fabric Fusion (permanent fabric adhesive.)  Once dry, I glued it to the onesie, and then let that dry.  Lastly, I attached each bead in the center of the flower using doubled thread, stitched a few times each.  This flower is going nowhere!  ;)  It should hold up pretty well to wear and washing.   I sent this onesie to my Baby Onesie Swap partner, and if I hear back on how it's holding up, I'll let you know. 


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Post by: prin on May 11, 2010 05:34:36 PM
This is great. Thanks for the tutorial. I can't wait to try this.


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Post by: sugaree on May 11, 2010 07:01:19 PM
barbolot, that onesie is precious!  nice work :)


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 18, 2010 02:54:46 PM
That onesie is adorable!

This tute SOO rocks!  I've gotta scope out the remnant bin next time I'm at Joann's and see about grabbing up some polyester any trying my hand at this :)


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Post by: TheresaE on November 01, 2010 07:24:58 PM
so pretty! i really need to try and make these.


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Post by: jewelrybug on November 06, 2010 07:56:10 PM
Thank you for the tutorial!  :D


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Post by: AmeliaLune on November 09, 2010 03:24:08 AM
wow thanks! Very nice tutorial!


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Post by: dopey_44 on December 01, 2010 07:54:00 PM
love this post and wanted to bring it to top again and let everyone see what a wonderful job all u ladies have done  ;D


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Post by: sugaree on December 02, 2010 06:04:30 AM
how sweet :)


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Post by: paperdollcorpse on December 02, 2010 06:53:14 PM
those are cute, now i know what to make for my sister for christmas! thanxs for the tutorial!


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Post by: amber.hope on January 26, 2011 06:25:52 PM
I LOVE this tutorial!! I made some red clips for my daughters' for Valentines day and I plan on making a big white one for my wedding in April. I'll post pics when I finish! Thank you Thank you this definitly ROCKS!!


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Post by: bluecat158 on February 10, 2011 06:30:53 AM
I wish I found this last year!  This is how I did the flowers for my wedding bouquet.  Such an easy concept for something that looks so unique at the end!  Great tute - I was lucky I was drinking water when I did my first experiment - lit the fabric on fire lol

this is one of the bridesmaids bouquets:



For my bouquet, I used buttons from my grandmother's stash so that part of her was with me when I got hitched :)


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Post by: amber.hope on February 11, 2011 11:20:46 AM
Your bouqet looks beautiful, thanks for the inspiration!


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Post by: barbolot on February 12, 2011 06:03:04 PM
Oooh, I love the bouquet!  What a great idea!  And I love how you incorporated your grandmother's buttons into your bouquet.... very meaningful.  :)  Thanks for sharing this with us!


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Post by: MeiIris on February 13, 2011 06:39:53 PM
That is really cool idea. Totally love it!!!


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Post by: jillybeans on April 28, 2011 04:19:05 PM
I was so happy to find this tute!  I had actually bought some of these hair clips for my wedding for my brides maids and myself off etsy.  And now I can make these myself!  I made a few and put them on a jewelry tree I made for my sister to prettify it.  I also made a few hair clips for us as well.  Thank you so so much for this!  I always wanted to learn how to make these!  Yay yay!


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Post by: kumacrafts on April 28, 2011 08:54:45 PM
oh!! i'm really glad this was bumped up!  this is definitely something i would LOVE to try! thanks for the tutorial <3


Title: Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL!
Post by: aliferg on April 12, 2012 07:42:29 PM
Thank you for posting this!!!  I have really big hair, so I love to put clips in, but I run out of ideas.  These are perfect!  I can't wait to start making them.


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Post by: lorifellows on April 16, 2012 03:55:48 AM
These are gorgeous!  A friend makes larger flowers like these, attaches them to headbands and sells them by the truckload.  Great idea.


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Post by: akinto on April 28, 2012 08:10:32 PM
Your handmade flowers look so delicate and sweet! Thank you very much for a very detailed tutorial!


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Post by: paaaaydon on June 06, 2012 11:36:21 AM
Love these flowers! Thank you for the tutorial! It's sounds a lot easier than others I've found!


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Post by: JuliG47 on June 07, 2012 08:09:07 AM
Very helpful!  This is the best tutorial I've seen on the technique.  Thanks!


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Post by: pinkleo on October 18, 2013 09:17:06 AM
These are beautiful! 
Thank you for sharing your fab tutorial ;D

~*pinned to Craftster's Jewelry & Trinkets Pinterest Board (http://www.pinterest.com/craftsterorg/jewelry-trinkets/)*~


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Post by: Mixed Kreations on January 17, 2014 04:08:39 AM
These are lovely!  Very elegant. I think these would make lovely brooches too, and could be used in so many different projects. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tutorial.  Pinning for future use!