As some of you know, I’ve been making fascinator hats. One of the challenges I’ve run into is…new ideas for decoration. A few weeks ago, I went to Michaels and I saw some cute flower hair clips. I thought they would be perfect on my hats. Except… they were $7 a piece. $7 DOLLARS, REALLY? I definitely couldn’t afford to put $7 flowers on my hats. But I did buy a couple, in the hopes that I could recreate something similar.
Here’s what I did.
I noticed the store bought flower seemed to be made out of 10 sculpted circular pieces of satin. Hmm…ok I think I can do the same thing. Luckily, I had a similar colored satin on hand.
First, I stiffened my satin to prevent fraying. On the store bought flower, the pieces were slightly burnt and the fabric was not stiffened.
After my the stiffening glue dried, I cut out my pieces. I wasn’t too worried about making them all the same size or shape. I simply cut them into round pieces with sculted edges.
I also cut a piece of scrap felt to sew them onto.
Starting with the bottom petals. I folded the flowers in half, and then in half again.
I folded the center pedal into thirds.
Starting with the larget pedals ( Since mine weren’t all the exact same size) I sewed the petals from bottom to top.
Here is my finished product.
How does it measure up to the store bought flower?
Well, in my opinion…not EXACTLY like the store bought flower, but still cute in it’s own way. What do you think?