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!