Monday, July 26, 2010

It's Flower Power Week!! Let's Make Some Funky Flower Barrettes!!


Want to know what I love best about summer??  It's gotta be the flowers!
In honour of the lovely flower, we have decided that we would spend this week indulging in our favourite flower inspired crafts!
Enter the funky flower barrette!
You'll have to trust me when I say it takes literally minutes to whip one up!  And what a great gift for the little girls and funky mamas on your lists!

So get out your funky fabric...first things first,  you'll need to make some templates...you will need 4 circle templates...starting big and decreasing in size.  When I did this I just picked random things around my house to trace...you can make them whatever size you wish!  My biggest circle is about 3.5 inches.


I always use contrasting fabric to make mine...I just think they look funky with all the mis matched patterns!
Put them together and see if you like it!  If you do, on to step two!


Do a running stitch in a circle shape...in the middle of your first circle...


Now pull your thread tightly, and it should pucker up like so!


Do the same with all of your other circles...


Then pile them one on top of the other and put a button on top, (in the centre)...sew them all together!


Add a barrette back...I ususally sew this on as well, just to ensure it holds.  You could also use a combination of glue/sewing, but I've found that all the barrettes I've made stay onto the back just using thread!


Now give it to someone you love!
Matilda says it's "preddy fla-er"!


I make loads of these barrettes...and I've gotten lots of compliments on them!
What I love about them to is that you could make them as a set, or just one single barrette...I usually use one single one.  It's the perfect accessory when you want to feel like a funky mama!

Flowers and funk!
xo maureen

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10 comments:

  1. I haven't sewn in a while but I'm supposed to spend tomorrow making curtains for all our bedrooms - and I think I might have to make one or two of these too (one for me and one for my daughter). These seem like the perfect pick-me-up on a gloomy day.

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  2. ohhhhhh adorable and funky!!!! great gift idea, too!! now I know what I'm going to do with my loads of fabric scraps!! ::hugs to both of you::

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  3. Oh, beautiful! I wish I were already more craft-minded, but with time I hope to be more so ... Luna is still so young it's difficult to do these sorts of projects, but eventually!

    Thank you for your post .. so fun and light-filled!

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  4. The Elf and I were actually going to make something like this for my youngest niece for her birthday. We never got around to it, though.

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  5. Oh, how cute! These would make such nice presents.

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  6. love this!! i've been making lots of little clips for my daughter over here, i'll have to add this one! beautiful!

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  7. I love these, total sucker for anything with a button on! I think they would work as a broach as well. I can just see one pinned to my winter coat!
    Thank you for your lovely words on my blog. Doulas do, indeed, rock! I'm so enjoying seeing all these beautiful 'real' women's photos. It feels like gifts for us all.

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  8. oh lovely!
    :)
    I would love if you enter in my first giveaway http://papgenamadeit.blogspot.com/2010/07/primeiro-sorteiofirst-giveaway.html

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