Monday, January 31, 2011

How to make Felt Flower Clips


 The other day I picked up some felt squares for .25 each. I wasn't sure what I was going to make with them, and ended up making these flower hair clips. They are simple and sweet! Not to mention VERY easy to make!

Material:

  • Felt
  • Snap clips
  • Gems for center of flowers
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Hot Glue

First you will need your flowers. I went online and printed these. Cut the paper flowers out so that you can use them to trace onto your felt. (To make one flower smaller in size, open your image in Microsoft Word and scale it down but selecting the image and dragging one of the corners in.)



Next, I used a pin to pin my flowers onto my felt, and cut. You can take a pen and trace yours then cut, or do it this way.


Once you cut them out, this is what they should look like. Once big one and one smaller one.


Fold your big flower and make a small cut. This is where you will insert your snap clip.


Slip your snap clip in. This will be the back of the clip. Make sure to remember this is the back when you glue your small flower on top of your big flower!


Take your small flower and glue your center piece on.


Now you will make your stitching around the edge of the small flower. Tie a knot on the end of your floss. Start from the back and pull through to the front. Then back down to the back. Repeat this process all the way around. You will need to end in the back, and tie it off.


Your back should look something like this. As you can see, there are two knots, one where I started and one where I ended. I went around and put hot glue along the stitching.

You will put your top flower on this side of your big flower. Make sure to fully hide the snap clip.

Once you have it glued, go ahead and place the small piece on your big piece, making sure to hide your clip. Press firmly for a few seconds.


And you are all done! Now you have your new felt flower hair clip! All you have to do now is make more! You can make them in any color combination to match any of your daughter's outfits! These are so easy and fun to make! You can always let your little one pick out her own colors...



Enjoy your new clips!

**Don't forget to share your finished clips in our flickr group!**

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