Wednesday, February 23, 2011

adventures in craftiness: spring flower pin or hair clip

I should probably be working on homework, but I’m brain doesn’t seem to function of that level in the morning, so instead I decided to work on a little tutorial. You’ve all probably seen the little flower pieces that I make, today I’m going to show you how to make a fun spring brooch. The techniques I’m using can also be translated into a hair clip or comb. It’s very simple; you probably won’t even need the steps to figure it out, but just for fun:

Supplies:
An artificial flower
button
Scrapbooking Brads
Scrap fabric
Strong glue (E600 or a glue gun)
Pin back or hair clip



Step one

Carefully take apart each piece of your flower



Step two

Take your button and push your scrapbooking brad through the two holes.




Step three

Slowly reorganize your flower slipping the pieces over the scrapbooking brad. I didn’t put the plastic pieces back into my flower this time. I felt that this flower was full enough, if you would like it to have a fuller look, put the plastic pieces back in. After your done, flatten the points to the brad.





Step four

With the flower facing down place a small amount of glue in the center. This is to add some leaves to the back for an interesting effect. You can skip this step if you’d like. You could also add ribbons or feathers at this point. Be creative and have fun with it.



Step five

Place a line of glue on the back on your flower and press your pin back onto it. Make sure the clasp is open. You would use the same idea for the hair clip, but make sure the clip stays open so you don’t glue the clip together.



Step six

Cut a small circle out of a piece of scrap fabric and press it over the back of the pin to give it a more finished look. You can do this also with the hair clip. Just insert the piece of fabric into the open clip and then place it onto the glue on the flower, this way you will keep the pieces from being glued together.



Finished!

You can pin this new beauty onto a spring jacket or your favorite bag! I decided to make my camera bag a little more girly.



If you decided to make one I’d love to see it, Please share!! Don't forget to be creative, use any size, shape, color flower, and accessories you want. Happy Crafting! ^_^

6 comments:

  1. It is absolutely gorgeous! So cute! Love it!

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  2. So pretty! I definitely can't wait for spring so I can make some pretty things like that!!

    PS - I just revealed a glittery tuquoise surprise on my blog! ;)

    xo

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  3. So lovely! I want to make it! :-)

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  4. That is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial I am going to have to make one for myself:) have a lovely day!

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  5. I definitely want to do this :D Great tutorial!

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  6. I never would have thought of using the brad. Great tutorial!

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