Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hair Rosette Tutorial

Have you ever wondered how to make these fabulously cute 
Hair Rosettes that everyone is wearing?

Of course when I saw someone wearing one at church last week, 
I bombarded them with questions
How did you make it!? How much material?! How does it stay put?

I got straight to work last week, and am IN LOVE with these flowers!!
 And now I get to pass on my new found knowledge onto you...


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20 minutes
Cost: Maybe 50 cents? Seriously CHEAP
Fun-ness: You're going to have a cow!

Materials Needed
1/8 yard of fabric
Felt (any color)
Alligator Clip (found at Sally's Beauty Supply - 100 clips for 5 bucks)
Glue Gun

Step 1: Cut Fabric
Cut the fabric into a 4 x 36 inch strip (or whatever the width of the fabric happens to be!)

Step 2: Iron
Take the fabric, fold it in half (length wise), and iron the fold. This will make it easier to create the flower

Step 3: Twist up that Flower!
When you start off, you need to make a flower "center" you can do this by folding a small triangle (bud) like me, or I've even seen people make a small knot. It's up to you! Once you have your center, start folding the fabric around the center, and and slowly turn the flower, and create another fold. Continue this process - Fold, turn, fold, turn, fold, turn. There is no right or wrong way to do this! No two flowers should look the same :)

Step 4: Hot Glue like there's no tomorrow!
Hot glue between each layer. Be careful not to take your flower apart too much! I generally start by gluing the end in place, and then go back to the middle, and work my way out. You only need to use dots of glue in each spot. To check if you have glued it enough, tough at the middle, and see if it holds up. If not, keep on gluing!

Step 5: Finishing it up
To finish, cut a 2 inch circle and hot glue to the back of the flower. This will keep the back all together and give it a finished look. If you plan on using it for a hair clip, hot glue an alligator clip into place

And that's it! You're done! See, that wasn't so hard!
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