Tuesday, June 22, 2010

a flower barrette

there have a few times that i have seen cute hair barrettes for little girls that i really want to get for C. but then i see the price and i just can't do it. $8 or $10 or $12 for 1 hair barrette? and the really cute ones are online so i still have to pay shipping? no thanks.

so, i decided i could make one. i googled how to make one and don't even know where this tutorial came from. it mostly just had pictures. but i got the basic idea and made my own rendition.

- 5 pennies for a template
- paper
- 2 different colors of felt
- needle and thread
- scissors
- hot glue gun
- hair barrette

first, lay out 5 pennies on a piece of paper in a flower pattern and trace making a template.

using the template, trace 4 flowers on felt

cut out each flower, making sure you cut on the inside of the trace lines

fold each flower in half and then fold the four flowers halfs together. it seems tricky, but you're basically folding them together like the top of a cardboard box.

then, sew to hold together

next, pick your color for the center. cut out two small circles that are the same size and will easily cover your stitch on the flower

sew those two circles together

then, sew the bottom circle to the flower

once all the pieces are sewn together, hot glue your barrette to the bottom of the flower.

once the glue has cooled and is dry, put it in your babies hair and admire how cute she is.

i also made one using quarters for the template instead of pennies. same concept, just a bigger flower. with the bigger flower, you could put in an older girls hair, or add a pin instead of a barrette.



  1. WOW! Super cute!! What a great idea!

  2. oh my goodness...you are out of control! i love it! who are you? love you!