Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Fabric Rosette Hair Clip

I try not to spend too much on crafting, so for todays tutorial I decided to use thing I already had around the house.  

For this tutorial you will need:
a glue gun, fabric (I used the same fabric that I used for the temporary kitchen makeover), felt, hair clip (I used an alligator style hair clip), and scissors

I have decided that as often as I can I'm going to buy pillowcases and sheets to use as fabric, it's so much cheaper.

Cut your fabric into a strip, the longer the strip, the larger your rosette will be.  Tie a knot at one end of the fabric, this will act as an anchor, but will also be the center for your rosette.

Start by twisting the fabric right next to the knot. Twist it away from the knot and wrap it next to the knot and glue it down.  Continue twisting, wrapping and gluing all the way around.

Wrap the fabric until you have an inch of fabric left and glue it to the back of the rosette.  
Cut out a round of felt that is smaller than the rosette and glue it to the back.

Cut a piece of felt that is a bit larger than the clip and put it in the mouth of the clip.  Using your glue gun, put glue all over the back of the clip and the felt and press it onto the felt backing of the rosette. Hold in place until the glue is dry.

I made a small rosette and glued it to a card, I also put two small rosettes on a strip of felt and glued them onto a clip.
These rosettes make great brooches, they would also be super cute on a wreath.  

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  1. I love these! They are super simple to make, but look so effective! Thanks for the fab tutorial!! x

  2. I am so thankful I came across your DIY on Craftomaniac!! This is exactly what I will make to match the wallet I made for my friends teenager!! I have scraps from the project that would be perfect for rosetts!!!

    You have a new follower in me!!! :)

    Visiting from www.heavenly-blossoms11.blogspot.com


  3. I love these .I just made some for my granddaughter..clip and headband also.
    Thanks for the Tute


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