Alright!! On saturday I came up with this type of flower barrette, then I went nuts and made a bunch of them to wear to church on Sunday and I got a bunch of great comments on them so I thought I would share them with you! You lucky people you.
|Here is the completed clip, so pretty huh, well then check out my instructions!!|
1. Pick a color of Large ribbon, like a 1 1/2 inch ribbon. The best is the satin ribbon that is 100% polyester and the ribbon from Michaels curls in really well like a real petal. It has something to do with the thickness of the ribbon.
2. I used a tea light, trace 8 circles onto the back of your ribbon. It won't show up as well on the shiny side.(change because of all the ones I have done now. Draw 1 circle and then fold your ribbon like an accordion and put a pin in the center so you only have to do one cut but you can do all 8 petals at once.
3. Trace 8 more circles in a smaller size, I used a fat glue stick.
4. Cut out your circles.
5. Now get a tea light or some other candle that you can reach the flame easily. You're going to hold a circle and rotate it next to the flame which will seal and curl the edges a little. Do this to all your petals.
9. Your next row of petals you need to insert the needle farther in on the petal, about 1/4 inch or a little more. Do this with the other 4 big petals.
11. Add your last petals by poking through farther in, what this does is create layers to your flower without having to cut 4 different size of petals. Smart huh?
12. Now move your petals around a bit until you like how it looks.
13. Pick a button that goes well with your flower, I have a ton of vintage and antique buttons so it is always a hard decision as to which one looks the best.
14. If you pick a button where you can see the thread then hopefully you chose a thread that looks good with it. I like to use the buttons that are a single hole underneath so you don't worry about the thread.
15. Sew your button onto your flower, when you go back through the petals try to come up in a slightly different spot so it holds your petals together stronger.
17. Pull out a hair clip and cover it in ribbon like we did on last week's tutorial which you can find here.
18. I like to cup the flower in my hand and squish it into a ball so your petals will curve and look more realistic. Hot glue your clip onto the back of your flower.
19. I've been seeing some really cute thin headbands around in the blogging world and I don't have one so I decided to make one, SO EASY!! Find a piece of ribbon that you like and put it on like a headband so you know how long to make it. Cut it off about 2 inches shorter than that.
20. Cut off a piece of elastic that is about 1 1/2 inches long that is the same thickness as your ribbon.
And the great thing about putting hair clips on your flower is that you can position them wherever you want on the headband or you can just stick them in your hair.