Make a pretty flower hair clip from scraps!
This is based on a tutorial at http://sewingforscarlett.blogspot.com/2010/07/felt-hydrangeas.html where she made Hydrangeas out of felt. Instead of felt I used scraps of blue cotton and more "petals" on mine. I used an old hair clip so and a scrap of felt, so the only "new" for this project was the hot glue for the glue gun - other than that, it is an upcycle.
- Fabric Scraps
- Scrap of felt
- Scrap of paper
- Soda Can
- Hair clip (or a barrette)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Cut out little X/petal shapes (like asideways "X") out of the cotton fabric. I used about 35 little "X"s for this project and found it easier to fold the fabric over several times and cut out the "X"s freehand as opposed to drawing on the fabric and cutting out individually.
Start around the edges and work inward. I found it easiest to fold up the X so there is a point at the bottom and dab a bit of the hot glue on the point and place it on the felt so you don't burn your fingers with the hot glue - is you want to push it down to secure it, use a pen or pencil.
Once you have glued down all of the pieces and it is fully covered, apply hot glue to the clip then press the flower on top of the clip.
From the underside, trim around the edges so none of the felt piece is sticking out but without cutting any of the flower pieces off and it is ready to go!