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Monday, October 17, 2011

Hair Accessories Again? A Tutorial

One can never have too many hair accessories, especially someone like myself who can’t really do anything with hair except brush it and stick a clip in it.  And these were so pretty, I decided to show you all how to do them. 

Yep, another tutorial.  This one is for a large lacey barrette with flowers.  At least I think it’s a barrette. 

Flower and Lace Barrette Tutorial

Anyway, you will need:

  • Large barrettes or other clips and such if you prefer.
  • Fake roses or other flowers.
  • Lace, good chance to use up some of your leftovers.
  • Premade bows if you wish or other embellishments of your choosing.
  • A decent glue, I used Aleene’s Jewel-it again.
  • Scissors
  • Felt scraps in colors that match your flowers, bows, etc.
  • A threaded needle, could be optional depending on your lace.

Flower and Lace Barrette Tutorial

First, cut your felt in a long oval shape about as long as your barrette/clip/whatever.  This will be used as a base so it doesn’t really have to be perfect.

Flower and Lace Barrette Tutorial

Start sewing the lace to edge of the felt.  You could try gluing it on instead, but I wouldn’t recommend it.  It depends on your lace and how easy it is to work with.

Flower and Lace Barrette Tutorial

Should look something like this, sort of like a little rug.

Flower and Lace Barrette Tutorial

For the flowers, I used roses with wire stems and had to cut the stems off.  This way they can be glued down easily.

Flower and Lace Barrette Tutorial

About six roses are all that are really necessary.

Flower and Lace Barrette Tutorial

Arrange your flowers on the felt base how you want them before gluing them securely in place.

Flower and Lace Barrette Tutorial

If you choose to do so, you can glue some bows on the edge or anything else you like.  Charms, ribbons, whatever works. 

Flower and Lace Barrette Tutorial

You should probably wait about 10 minutes for the glue to dry before this last step (go make a sandwich or something).  Simply flip the whole thing over and glue it to the barrette/clip.  Then set it to dry somewhere safe.

Flower and Lace Barrette Tutorial

Now you have a lovely new hair piece that didn’t take long at all to make, except for drying time. 

I made two, one pink and one white.  They kind of look like something for a wedding or Easter though, maybe if the flowers were a different color or type.   Like mums for Fall and holly for Christmas.

Here’s the updated list:

  • Bags
  • Bracelets
  • Barrettes
  • Doll pajamas
  • Doll makeover
  • Wristbands
  • Red skirt
  • Ears
  • Costume
  • Handkerchiefs
Four down, Six to go. The next project should be up by Wednesday.  Why do I always seem to finish on Wednesdays?

Update: I made an easy tutorial for small ribbon bows that would be perfect to use instead of the premade ones.  Feel free to check it out.

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