Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Continued Adventures in DIY

A few weeks ago I blogged about how I found this tutorial that I just HAD to try for my niece’s upcoming 3rd birthday as part of her present.  Since then, the project has evolved and grown to include MANY more barrettes and some headbands too.  I love these little felt flowers.  They are so cute and pretty easy to make if you have a basic knowledge of how to sew by hand.

I took some more photos of the finished products and I wanted to share them and all their beautifulness.

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My bestest friend in the whole wide world liked the barrettes enough to commission a few to give her flower girls as part of their wedding gift at her upcoming June wedding.  And of course, I was honored to do so…especially with so much leftover felt.  I have enough leftover felt to make at least another 30 barrettes!

As I mentioned above, the project evolved and I made some headbands too.  I got some discount plastic headbands at the store and decided to modify the design so the felt flowers could adore headbands too.  I used the same flower pattern with just a slight modification to the base, so that the flower could affix to the headband.

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Below are some photos of the modification I made to the base.  The idea is to allow for options: (1) the flowers can be taken off so the headband can be worn alone, (2) the flowers can be interchanged from one headband to the other, or (3) a few flowers can be worn on one headband at a time pushed next to each other or in whatever position the wearer chooses.

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All the felt flowers, and the rest of my niece’s birthday gifts, are now in the mail.  I sure hope she likes them as much as I do.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY RILEY!!!

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