Sunday, April 3, 2011

Silk flower tutorial....

Want to make one of these cute flower clips?
Here's how....
 Take one piece of silky material... satin lining etc,
 and one cute little assistant.
 Start by cutting the smallest circle first. 
 I don't use a template, they don't have to be perfect.
I usually cut around 9 circles, each one slightly bigger than the last.
 Hold your circle {shiny side towards the flame}
 just above the flame and turn.
The heat will melt the edges.
*Master 9 didn't do this step, he just posed for the photo*
 But he did stack them for me....
Hand sew the stack of circles and sew on a button.

I usually hot glue a piece of felt on the back but I don't have any at the moment... so, I used some denim material.
 Then glue on the alligator clip....
 Wait a few minutes....
 The finished hair clip....
Love Nikki xx

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15 comments:

Renee said...

Thank you (and Master 9!) - I now have another project for the list :)

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Wow very cool!! These look pretty straight forward to make and are beautiful!

Mama Bird said...

This is a very sweet idea - I just followed you so that I can read all about your clever ideas. I also have a blog and I'd love for you to check it out. BTW, I discovered you on a comment from Mommy Monologues. :)

Shelley said...

Love your blog. I so want to make these.
Hope you can visit soon.
Shelley

Homemom3 said...

Thank you for this tutorial, I'm subscribing (came from UBP) but stopped when I saw all these neat little things you were doing. I have 4 kids, 2 of which are girls and now wanting me to go buy the silk. :)

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

This is so cool!

I love it when I see things like this, because I'm not crafty. I would probably have to spend a fortune on something like that! They are so pretty!

Finger Click Saver said...

What a cool project. I want to do this but make a bouquet of flowers for a dinner party coming up. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. Thanks for the follow...I have returned it.

Angela said...

thank you so much for this tutorial. i was wondering how you made those. now my daughter will never be short a flower hair clip.
i love playing with fire too. :)

Anonymous said...

Love this, you make it look so easy. Off to find some material. Thanks for the awesome tutorial, looking forward to more posts like this.
Mel

Petula said...

OMG! That's fabulous. I'm going to make some for my girls! They will love them especially my middle daughter. Any tips on making one look a little more sassy or mature for my 19-year-old daughter?

I'm psyched! This is the first time I've seen a how to on a blog that I'm definitely going to do.

Love your Easter center piece as well.You have me feeling creative and I think I'm going to take that idea and do it for an accent piece or something for a spot in my home. Thanks so much!

Oh, of course I found you from UBP11 and I love your blog! :-)

Amanda said...

very nice.. i love them! I think I wanna use these kinds of flowers, but for earrings... not sure if flowers that small will work, but I can try! =P

Adelina Priddis said...

Beautiful! Definitely making these for my girls, perhaps in their easter basket this year!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful, and look easy to make. Thanks for the tutorial. Jane B

Hannah said...

i really enjoy reading your blog! I tried the tutorial out! It worked good except I used the wrong fabric! Thanks for the idea :) You can check mine out on my blog! Thanks!

http://thegirlintheheartglasses.weebly.com/1/post/2011/04/invade-the-scrap-bin.html

Artificial Grass said...

Very nice. Maybe I should try doing this. I am about to come into a very special event.

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