How to Make Flower Hairpins for the Holidays!

comments (5) November 27th, 2008     

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These quick and inexpensive hairpins make perfect gifts for the ladies on your list.
Colorful paint chips are a playful and quirky way to display gifted hairpins.
Get creative with your flower centers—try beads, buttons, pom-poms, or sequins.
These quick and inexpensive hairpins make perfect gifts for the ladies on your list.

These quick and inexpensive hairpins make perfect gifts for the ladies on your list.

Photo: Kayte Terry
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If you pay any attention to the trends, hair accessories are still hot, hot, hot. And they make great holiday gifts.

This year has been hard on me (and everyone else!) financially, so I have been challenging myself to make holiday projects that use up some of my scraps and crafty bits. I was talking to a few other crafty ladies recently, and we all admitted that we don't really need to buy new craft supplies, well, ever, so I am trying to be creative with what I have. This is an easy and inexpensive project that's sure to please lots of ladies on your holiday gift list.

What you'll need:

  • Small scraps of fabric
  • Water-soluble fabric pen
  • Fabric scissors
  • Thread and sharps needle
  • Pom-pom, needle-felted ball, sequin, or bead for the flower center
  • E600 or other permanent adhesive
  • Bobby pin
  • Paint chips

A spool of thread is a perfect template for a small circle.

1. Using a spool of thread as your circle template, trace circles onto fabric with a water-soluble fabric pen. You are going to want 14 circles per flower.

I like to alternate patterns and solids in my fabric stacks so the different patterns don't get too overwhelming.

2. Stack the fabric circles in piles of 14. The stacks shouldn't be perfect so that little bits of the various patterns peak out.

Note that there is a solid blue fabric under the top fabric.

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Comments (5)

DivineinMind writes: I love these! I made my own version while I was iced in from the storm.
Posted: 11:12 am on February 5th
TheGiftedBlog writes: Whoo hoo! So honored to be featured alongside you on PaperCrave today. This is really a lovely project.

Posted: 5:02 pm on June 4th
kaytet writes: secretsugar- i'm glad you like them! i think they're a great gift for girls of all ages!
Posted: 5:08 pm on December 7th
Anasofia writes: IM GOING TO TRY THIS!
Posted: 4:16 pm on December 7th
Secretsugar writes: I've been sorta stumped on handmade stocking stuffers for my daughters, but these are perfect! Thanks for the cute--and small--idea.
Posted: 1:48 pm on December 6th
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