Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fabric Hair Flower

So I was looking for a fun project to do today and thought that I would make a flower for my hair.  I have never made one before so I was just winging it but it turned out pretty cute so here it is!

 First step is to cut out 5 petals of roughly this shape. They don't need to be exact and you can make them whatever size you want. Mine were about 2X1"
Now you want to stiffen the fabric. There are a couple of ways you can do this. There is a fabric stiffener in a bottle that you can buy, but if you're like me and you haven't gotten your taxes back yet, you can use elmer's glue (mix equal parts glue and water). I went for elmer's. Now put it in a bowl and dip the petals in one at a time.

You want to make sure that you wring out all of the excess liquid from the fabric

and lay them flat to dry. Feel free to use a blow dryer to speed things up.

Now take a needle and thread and sew back and forth along the bottom of the petal and pull tightly together.

String all petals together and then sew back into the first petal to make the flower. Use needle and thread to sew in any pieces that need tucked in.

You can add on more petals if you want another flower from behind.
Now attach to a bobby pin or clip or ponytail or whatever else you like to put in your hair.
Use any pattern of fabric you want to make them the style you want. I painted mine with watered down paint.

Pretty pretty :D


Christine aka STINE said...

I really enjoy your blog! Thanks for posting such good tutorials! I've always wondered how these were made!

Grandma Mecham said...

So clever!

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