Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hair Clip Tutorial

Last week, I sent this picture of the hair clips I had been making to Lori Allred at Imaginisce. I had won a prize on their blog and I wanted her to see how I was using the i-top tool that I really, really, really love! Well, to my surprise, she posted them on the Imaginisce facebook page!! I was so flattered! And even more flattered by the sweet things some of the ladies said about them! A few had asked for directions so I decided to do a tutorial! Here it goes.... (Sorry it is so picture heavy!)

The supplies you need are:
*Hot glue gun (Can't wait for the new cordless one to come out!!)
*Small felt circles (I used 1.5 inch circles)
*Fabric strips (I used 22 in. x 2 in.) I also tore the fabric instead of cutting it to give it that "tattered" look
*An i-top brad covered with coordinating fabric

Start by making a circle of hot glue in the center of the felt circle. Do not put the hot glue in the very center because you will not be able to get the brad through at the end!

I twisted the fabric loosely and laid it on top of the hot glue.

Continue to put hot glue on the felt and then wrap a little more fabric. I don't try to make my fabric lay perfect because I like the "messy" look of it being wrapped loosely.

When I run out of felt to put the glue on, I add the glue to the bottom edge of the fabric that has already been glued together. By keeping the glue towards the bottom, you are less likely to see it on the top when you are done... you just have to be a little more careful that you don't burn your fingers!

Here is the finished circle with the brad I am going to put in the center.

Push the brad straight throw the center of the circle. It easily poked through the felt for me!

Here is what it will look like when you are done!

I put a little drop of glue on both ends of the hair clip (you just have to be careful that you don't glue the clip together!! Check to be sure that it opens!

And then stick the clip onto the back of your circle on the felt part.

I also glued some of my circle flowers to a headband... which of course Lauren wanted to model for all of you!
I hope you found this tutorial helpful!


Be sure you stop back Friday! Frosted Designs is having a blog hop and there are going to be some prizes you will want to win!!

18 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

These are adorable, and congratulations on making Imaginnisce Facebook.

Fern said...

Way to go Barb!!! What a cute idea!!! And Lauren is the perfect model!!! Hugs!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So cute, I think I will give this a try!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Well, Barb .. you are on a roll! So many cute projects popping up over here! Tell Lauren she is an awesome model, too!

Jocelyn said...

Oh these are adorable...I love them and thank you for the How To!!! I have no little girls...but I have some Big Girls that I think will love these!!!

Wishing you a wonderful day!!!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

These are fantastic Barb... I can see why they were featured on their Facebook page... I just might have to get me one of those I-top tools myself! :-)

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Fabulous!! thanks for the inspiration

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Barb these are just wonderful! So happy you were featured on facebook! Wow now I can say I knew you when....

Pat said...

These are great!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Oh wow....these are soooo ADORABLE. My daughters would love them. It's so great that you were featured too. Gotta try these out.
And thanks soooo much for your super sweet comments. Always love to hear from my super sweet bloggy friends:)

Brenda said...

you are a crafty girl:)..i dont have a girl but these would make great layout flowers without the clips...tfs

Lori Apgar said...

These are so cute Barb!! I don't think my son will wear them though...thank goodness for nieces!! I must try these!

Denise said...

I love your flowers!! They make such cute barettes. I may have to buy a glue gun :)

Denise said...

I love your flowers!! They make such cute barettes. I may have to buy a glue gun :)

Denise said...

I love your flowers!! They make such cute barettes. I may have to buy a glue gun :)

Diana said...

Im Loving these. Thank you, I'm going to get some done for the girls.

Scrap Our Stash Challenge said...

Super blog - thanks for the opportunity to hop!

Jessica said...

<3 these... This is what my daughter and I will be making this weekend for all of her friends.

 
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