Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Guest Post Jen from Tatertots and Jello

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Welcome Jen From Tatertots and Jello!

Hi there! I'm Jen from Tatertots and Jello and I am so excited to be here on Me Making Do!!!

Today I'd like to share a little craft that makes a great gift.

Felt Flower Clips!

These make great birthday gifts and would be a wonderful Christmas present for a girlfriend, daughter, sister, teacher or neighbor this year. And they are so affordable to make too -- they cost less than $1 to make!!

If you want to make some, here's what you do:

1. You will need some felt {I found mine at Hobby Lobby for .25/sheet} and some hair clips.

2. I made a template of a leaf shape in two different sizes.

3. Cut out the shapes. I cut out 6 leaves of each of the two sizes.

4. Then I folded each leaf in half and then sewed a straight stitch half way up each of the leaves down to the stem part of the template.

5. Do this with all of the leaves -- the larger and smaller leaves. Then cut out a 5 inch circle out of the same felt.

6. Glue the leaves onto the circle, overlapping each leaf over the edge of the following one.

7. Do the same thing with the second layer of leaves. Then hot glue a fabric-covered button or brad to the center of the flower.

8. Cut a rectangle of felt that is the same length as the clip. Put the felt through the middle of the clip. Then hot glue the clip with the felt attached on to the circle on the bottom of the flower.

Now all you need to do is package the clip up and give it as a wonderful, handmade gift!!

Your friends will love them!

And you can use them as a hair clip AND a pin!!

Thanks so much for letting me come by!!


Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

These flowers are so cute!! They are perfect for the daughter of a friend - she'll love them. Thanks Jen!!

Suzy @ Joy Is At Home said...

Hey there! I'm your newest follower stopping over from Sassy Sites! Love the projects!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Very cute and so easy to do! I bet one in some fall colors would be great!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

thanks for letting me come over for the fun Holiday Party!! It's been so fun!


Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Cute flower pin!

TCEWaters said...

This is soo cute Jen! Easy peasy! I love your ideas!

Jessica said...

I love how simple and easy these flowers are to make. I think they would look pretty on a package too. :)


tt.scraps said...

Wow...love it! Thank you!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Darling. I love the covered button in the center!

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

I love these! I'm having a love affair with felt lately and can't get enough of cute flower pins like this one. Beautiful!


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