Monday, May 10, 2010

fabric flower favors

I made fabric flower hair clip favors for a bridal shower on Saturday, and was totally inspired to start making kits of them! post a tutorial! get a booth at our farmer's market!... but all that enthusiasm wore me out so I took a nap.

These are addicting; once you've made about 20 you'll feel like a pro. Here's how you do it:

1. Knot one end of a strip of fabric. A fat quarter is long enough, and these were about 1.5" to 2" wide.
2. Start wrapping around, twisting as you go.
3. When you're done, hot glue some felt on the back, and a clip. (I used bobby pins that I fastened through a slit snipped in the felt.)
4. Stamp something at the top of a block of cardstock, punch a hole in the middle and fasten the clips on for presentation.

(Can't find the video tutorial I originally used, although I did find these ribbon roses, which look awesome. Ah, here is a similar tutorial. I like the use of Glimmer Mist on muslin.)

"Tie the Knot" stamp is by American Crafts.


  1. Hi friend!!! I'm so excited about this blog...don't know why I haven't seen it yet. :( I LOVE your ideas...and may take you up on your $10 blog header... ;)

  2. Salem! As a dear personal friend I wouldn't dream of it, just email me what you want. I'll do a custom one if you'll bake something for me next time I come to Chicago. ;)

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