Making pretties…

Here is a little of what I’ve been up to lately. I have been cutting and sewing like a mad woman in preparation for a craft show, only to find that a friend’s wedding is on the exact same day. Whoops!

I’ll be getting around to posting more and more of the new things I’ve made in my shop, so keep an eye out…

Pretty White BloomMini White Posy Hair PinsPosy Ring | Felt Rosettes

The rosettes are absolutely adorable on toddler heads, fyi. Maddie has a collection. :)

Tutorial: Springy Rings

Supplies

  • 2 colors of coordinating fabric (or not. That’s just what I did.)
  • Ring with glue pad*
  • Beads for embellishing (I used some from a broken necklace)
  • Scissors
  • Needle & Thread
  • A lighter (for singeing the edges of your fabric)
  • Hot glue gun/craft glue/super glue/whatever kind of glue you happen to have

* I ordered a bunch of these little rings from an Etsy shop called The Perfect Bead. I haven’t spent much time looking around town in craft stores because I’m lazy and like to do most of my shopping online, from the comfort of my couch, while consuming some sort of ice cream… but I’m sure you can find them if you venture out into the world.

Instructions

I chose two coordinating fabrics in peachy/pink shades. One was a more matte material while the other was more of an organza type (shimmery and see-through). You can really use whatever color or type of material you like, but I’d suggest it be pretty lightweight.

Cut 5 circles from the first fabric, varying from 1 inch in diameter down to about 3/4 inch. Cut 3 circles from the second fabric in the the same varying sizes. Being exact really doesn’t matter in this step, so don’t stress yourself out trying to make perfect circles.

Use your lighter to singe the edges of each circle. This makes the fabric curl up and look more like flower petals. (I explain how to do this in more detail here.)

Stack your “petals”, alternating between the two types of fabric, with the largest circles on the bottom and the smallest on the top.

Run your needle and thread through the center of the stack to secure. If you’re not comfortable with using a needle and thread, you can use small dabs of glue to hold the petals in place.

Stitch or glue beads, pearls, rhinestones, or anything else you have onto the center of your flower.

Glue the back of the flower to the little pad on the ring and you’re finished!

These little rings make great gifts for birthdays, bridesmaids, or even Mother’s Day. Have fun with it!

Dainty Flowers for Your Hair – Yeahhh, it’s another tutorial.

I came up with these flowers one day when I was in a crafty mood and now I’m completely obsessed with them. I wear them in different colors nearly every day… it’s kind of a problem.

A few things to note:

  • I used an alligator clip for the back, but feel free to replace with any other types of bobby pins/clips you have handy. Or use a pin-back to make a cute brooch!  Oooooh, I like the way I think.
  • With these flowers I used a lightweight, silky fabric. Do you love how specific I am? Haha, I really am no expert, just make sure not to get too heavy of material because the edges will just burn and turn brown on you.
  • When singeing the fabric, BE FREAKING CAREFUL. I’ve burned fingers, clothes, and my bangs. You don’t actually have to touch the flame to the fabric to singe it and make it curl up, and you can easily catch the entire thing on fire.
  • Also, there’s no rhyme or reason to the size or shapes of the flower petals. Mine turned out to be about 2.5 inches wide, but do what you want!

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My Other Tutorials:

Headband Makeover (How to make a bow)

Anthropologie Bonheur Necklace

Anthropologie Floral Necklace

Bib Clips: A Simple DIY for Moms

Anthropologie Bonheur Necklace Tutorial

A few months ago (okay, six), I posted a photo of an Anthropologie-inspired necklace I made on a whim. I had a few requests for a tutorial, and I know it took me FOREVER… but here it is!

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A few things to note:

  • I strung the pearls on one 64″ strand of jewelry wire, folded in half. You can use two completely separate strands of pearls if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of figuring out the jewelry clasp and all that.
  • If you aren’t familiar with using a lighter to seal the edges of fabric, be extremely careful. You don’t actually have to touch the flame to the fabric to singe it and make it curl up, and you can easily catch the entire thing on fire.
  • Also, for the love of all that is holy, pin back your bangs. Hairspray + Flame = Bad Times. I’m speaking from experience.

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If you liked this, you may want to check out my other Anthropologie-Inspired Floral Necklace Tutorial.