Monday, October 3, 2011

DIY :: Felt Flower Hair Clip Tutorial and a GIVEAWAY


I've been asked to do a couple of different felt tutorials for some upcoming projects, so I thought it was about time that I shared an easy hair clip tutorial with all of my lovely blog friends! 


SUPPLIES.   approximately 7.5" x 2.5" of felt for flower
            about 1.25" x 1.25" of coordinating felt for center
            2.25" x 2" of green felt for leaf
            2" snap clip
                     embroidery floss to match felt color(s)
            embroidery needle
            sharp scissors
            flower clip templates (below)

(Click on the templates above to view and print them at original size. If it brings up a slideshow simply right click on the templates and select "view image".)


1. From the main felt color cut out two circles with the large circle template, and one circle with the medium circle template.

2. Cut a small circle for the center of the flower using the coordinating felt color.

3. Cut the leaf shape from the green felt.


4. Stack one of the large circles, a medium, and a small circle, and stitch around the perimeter of the small circle to hold them together.


5. Take the remaining large circle and put a slit in it just large enough to slip the center piece of the snap clip through. Stitch either end of the clip to the felt to hold it in place. 



6. Positioning the leaf in between the layers, put the front and back piece of the flower together. (I embroidered my leaf to make it a little bit more fancy.)

7. Sew the flower together by stitching around the outside perimeter.


 

8. Stick the flower in your hair!


For something a little extra special to go along with this tutorial, I'm giving away the clip pictured! For your chance to win visit my tutorials page and leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite tutorial has been so far, or what type of tutorials you'd like to see! 

For an extra entry tweet about this tutorial and giveaway. Include "@OrdinaryMommy" and a link to this post in your tweet, and be sure to leave a separate comment on this post telling me you did so. 

Giveaway is open through Thursday, October 6th, and the winner will be announced on Friday!


* This tutorial was created using my original pattern; feel free to make as many of these as you like for your own use or to give as gifts, but please be kind and do not reproduce for sale.

20 comments:

Sylvia-Louise said...

So adorable!!! This is by far my favorite tutorial so far! Thanks for posting! I have LOTS of felt hanging around and will definitely try this out.

Lacee said...

SO CUTE! I love this tutorial and also the pom pom hair pin tutorial. Your stuff is always fab :)

moxiemandie said...

So so pretty!! And honestly, I've loved EACH tutorial I've seen so far. :)

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

This hair clip is super cute! I like the pom pom hair pin tutorial! Now that my hair is a little longer I LOVE pulling the sides up and putting a clip or bobby pin in it! ~
~Lisa @ Organized Chaos

Unknown said...

I want to make these! Perfect for Remembrance day coming up! I also love your simple gift box makeover - I'm going to be following you now!
http://thecraftingfiend.blogspot.com/

Singtatter said...

I like this tutorial best! I'm going to make one for my girl! Thanks for the tutorial!

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I like the hairclip holder because it is different.

Elena said...

Love the clip! It would look lovely on me or my niece.

nettie said...

This sweet felt flower seems so easy to make with your tute! I will definately add it to my "felt and wool flowers" binder. I just printed out the directions a few minutes ago. My little granddaughter, Chloe Jane, would look adorable with one in her hair at Christmas-time.
Thanks so much for the tute and giveaway.
Nettie

daisydilly (vicki) said...

too cute. GDs are going to love these!!

Vixen said...

This is so cute! How perfect for Remembrance Day! I featured this today on my blog: http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/2011/11/free-printable-friday-remembrance-day.html

Robin said...

Faith, This is absolutely adorable. I can not wait to whip up a bunch of these!

Sheau said...

Thank you. Making one for my little one's stocking. : >

wacks said...

cool stuff!really cute..thanks for this very nice post...

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Dalton said...

I was just thinking about making some felt hair clips this morning..maybe it's the weather? I'm not sure...I'm so glad babble decided to repost this, though. It's super helpful. I can't wait to try this out!

Kim said...

I came to your blog off of pinterest. When I click on your pattern it leads me to a picture slide show of your tutorial (very cute) but I cannot print from there. Can you help me out? I tried to view in original size but it is not there. I know this looks simple enough to make my own pattern but why mess with such cute proportions...
kimbraithwaite (at) gmail (dot) com

Faith said...

Hi, Kim! The slideshow is embedded in blogger. If you right click on the image it will open in another window, and you can save it, or should be able to print from there. I'll send you an email shortly!

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