24.4.10

A Saturday Steal and a bit of creativity

This is posted in conjuntion with Camille's Saturday Steals over at Archives of our Lives.

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I’ve got a bit of a thing for funky hairclips at the moment, but as we’re meant to be saving for our holiday I haven’t been able to buy any.

However, when I was down in Devon I was inspired by one of my niece’s hairclips, which had been made for her by one of their family friends.

 

I soon realised that it would be super easy to make, so I got to work!

First, I cut out two flower templates one slightly bigger than the other, and pinned them to scraps of coloured felt and cut them out.

 

Then I pinned the small flower to the bigger flower and sewed round the edge to join the two together using contrasting cotton.

 

Then I positioned a colourful button in the middle of the flower and a hair-clip at the back and sewed on the button and the clip with the same thread to make everything secure.

 

Voila!

 

…and it only cost  around 60p to make. A steal!

7 comments:

  1. Fantastic! I love the colours. I might have to make me one of these! xxx

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  2. YAY! I can't believe it!! I've been doing these felt things for more than a year! But I haven't made a hair-clip! Thanks for the idea!!
    Love it!!

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  3. WOW! I can't believe you made those with no tutorial or anything! It looks fantastic, and WHAT A DEAL indeed! Thanks for joining in Saturday Steals this week!

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  4. glad you liked the hairclips - should have put a patent on it!!! (only kidding) you could do the same and put a pin on it and use it on a bolaro top as a button or a badge. xx

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  5. Oh my gosh! What a cute idea! And it came together so quickly! I can see making those as gifts for all my nieces! Thanks for the idea!

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