Monday, March 19, 2012

Easy Inexpensive Flower Barrette Tutorial

Spring is in the air.  Everywhere I look, flowers are blooming.  I figured it was the perfect time to share my flower barrette tutorial.  I promise, you don't need a green thumb to create these flowers.


Supplies:
Flowers
Rhinestone or bead
Glue
Barrette

Let's get started:
Grab some flowers. You'll want a bundle of flowers that are made up of single layers of petals. I found a bundle of flowers at Joann Fabric during their half off sale for $1.50 {I'll be able to make 7 barrettes from this one bundle}.


Remove the petals. The petals are usually held together with a plastic center that easily pops right off with a little tug.

I used 3 petals for my barrette {I needed to disassemble 2 flowers to get enough petals}.


Layer your petals until you are happy with the look and fullness.


Using some glue {hot gun or crafters glue}, begin gluing each petal to the next {starting with the bottom petal first}.  Glue either a rhinestone {I picked mine off of one of Grace's tiaras} or a bead to the center of the flower to cover the pin sized hole in your petal.


When your flower has dried, turn it over and glue a barrette to the back.


As easy as that, you are done.  A custom barrette completed in no time, for a fraction of the cost.


And, if you happen to have a little one that doesn't have enough hair for a barrette, attach your flower to a headband {I found FOE elastic trim works the best}.


As a barrette or a headband, for a little one or a big one {yep, I've sported these barrettes as well}, these are the perfect accessory.


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26 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous. I always wondered how these were made. I'd love it if you'd share these at Whimsy Wednesdays at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-3.html. We go live Tuesday night at 8 EST. I'm following.

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    1. Thanks Jenny. I'll definitely stop by The NY Melrose Family on Tuesday (if not before then).

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  2. Those are adorable! I am going to HAVE to make some for myself. Your little model is absolutely adorable!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

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  4. I like this tutorial. I have made a ton of these over time. So easy and inexpensive! Also thank you for your comment on my blog. I will admit it made me a little mushy. I am def following your blog!

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  5. Hi Amy! Thanks for the comment, I love these bows! I may have to try them for my coworker that is having a little girl soon! Following you back!
    Amanda - Cupcakes and Corndogs

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    1. Amanda, thanks so much, for the comments and the follow!

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  6. love the flower barretts... too cute.. so glad I found your blog through the hop...

    New follower looking forward to more cuteness. Come see me sometime .. would love to have you!

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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    1. Carri, you brightened my day with your comment!

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  7. These flowers are so cute! I love them!
    You stopped by my blog earlier, so I thought I'd return the gesture and let you know that your comment made me smile! I love your blog and have followed it!
    Mia x

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  8. Beautiful! What a fun tutorial. I love making flowers and clips for my daughter's hair. I would love it if you would stop by and share at my Monday link party.
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2012/03/cure-for-common-monday-32.html

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    1. Thanks so much Rachel...I am on my way there right now!

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  9. Adorable idea! Where do you get your FOE elastic? Would Hobby Lobby have it?

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    1. Thanks Maysem! I've only found FOE on ebay and etsy. The best part of FOE, the color selection!

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  10. Cute & Quick! Now to find an "arrangement" with variety.

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. Your tutorial inspired me to add flowers to a tutu I made for my unborn niece.

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    1. Aw, you flatter me Jenny. I hope to catch a glimpse of the tutu you made in one of your future posts!

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  12. So CUTE!! I love those! Great job!! I need to make some for my little girl! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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