June 12, 2014

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Easy Flower Bobby Pins

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway! The winner is #21, Carmelita, who said, "Roses are on the top of my list. I not only love the way they look but most smell really good, too." Great choice, Carmelita -- hard to go wrong with a classic like that! We'll be in touch with you soon via email. :) 

 

Want to make your doll some fun new hair flowers? Then this tutorial is for you!  

You'll need some sheer polyester fabric (this is important because polyester, unlike other fabrics, will melt); then, dig up some beads, bobby pins, a candle, and something sharp and pointy. I'm using an awl.

Start by cutting circles out of the sheer fabric. I cut squares, then folded the squares in fourths and rounded the corners. In any case, these circles don't have to be perfect! :) 

Next comes the fire part (and I'm sorry I forgot to get pictures of this step...) Light your candle, and carefully hold the edge of one circle near the flame. Melt the raw edges of each circle. Take your time with this step, and experiment to figure out just how close to the flame your fabric needs to be, to melt. Of course, be sure you have a grownup to help you with this...

(It's also a good idea to have a bowl of water nearby, as a place to dunk burning fabric -- you probably won't have this problem, though!)

Once you've melted the edges of all your fabric circles, find a few that go well together and stack them. Big-medium-smaller tends to work well. :) Thread a needle, and take a couple stitches through the middle to secure. 

Stitch on a few beads!

Tie off your thread, and poke a hole in the bottom layer of your flower with the awl. Slide one half of a bobby pin through the hole.

And there you have it! A finished bobby pin! Slide it into your doll's hair and admire your handiwork :) 

**Giveaway closed! Thanks everybody for entering!**

NOW: would you like to win an assortment of these fun flowered bobby pins? We have three bobby pins that we'd love to send you, if only you will leave us a comment below telling us what your favorite flower is!

(I love pansies, but unfortunately, saying you love pansies too won't increase your chances of winning -- I'll pick the winner randomly. But we'll have something awesome in common!)

We'll pick a winner on Monday, June 16th, and get in touch with them via email.

Thanks for following along, and have fun!

For Pixie Faire,
Melinda


57 Comments

Mary
Mary

August 26, 2016

Daisies are my favorite! They look so cheerful and remind me of sunny, summer days with family and friends.

Sharon
Sharon

March 25, 2016

My favorite flowers are orchids

Jane
Jane

March 25, 2016

I like a lot of them but I esp. like red tulips.

Jeanette
Jeanette

March 25, 2016

Roses and Lillies
are so beautiful. Great tutorial,I can do this with my grand daughter. I just love all flowers,even the stinky ones are beautiful !

Sharon
Sharon

March 25, 2016

I love the little white daisies that you find in the summer growing wild in road ditches and fields. My wedding bouquet was made of them.

Jeneva
Jeneva

January 03, 2015

Glad I’ve finally found somnthieg I agree with!

marsha
marsha

July 18, 2014

I know several ways to make flowers. Sometimes, the simplest way is truly the best. Cute tutorial. Thanks.

Inga
Inga

June 17, 2014

Lilacs and morning glories. The smell of lilacs is just so wonderful in the spring and morning glories are just a beautiful interesting flower! Worth getting up early morning for.

Anna
Anna

June 16, 2014

My favorite flowers are gardenias and zinnias. I love the smell (and look) of gardenias, and I love the look of zinnias.

Norma
Norma

June 15, 2014

Carnations are my favorite, they last a long time and the fragrance reminds me of my teen years when I went to dances. My boyfriend(husband now) would bring me carnation corsages for each dance. The fragrance lasted all night. How times have changed.
Thanks for the tutorial…making some right now!
Norma

Linda
Linda

June 14, 2014

My favorite flowers are the gerber daisy, but I love all flowers it’s so
Amazing that anything of nature could grow so beautifully!

Linda
Linda

June 14, 2014

My favorite flowers are the gerber daisy, but I love all flowers it’s so
Amazing that anything of nature could grow so beautifully!

Rebecca
Rebecca

June 14, 2014

I like roses, and tulips.

Judy
Judy

June 14, 2014

I love to plant petunias and watch them bloom. Also marigolds which I plant from last year seeds.

Jo Lyman
Jo Lyman

June 14, 2014

Love all flowers. Unfortunately, I only know the name of a very few of them. My Mother liked the bleeding heart flower and she always made sure she had three of everything for her three girls. After she died, my sister moved to a new home and in the yard was three bleeding heart flowers. Thank you for reminding me of this.

louise
louise

June 14, 2014

Love black eyed susans, gerber daisy, and hydrena.

Donna from NY
Donna from NY

June 14, 2014

My favorite is the crocus. After a long winter, they come peeking up through the snow letting us know that Spring is on it’s way.

Shirley
Shirley

June 13, 2014

My favourite flower would have to be the lily-of-the-valley. They are so dainty and smell wonderful. Next would be the wild Alberta rose. The fragrance is heavenly.

Jane W
Jane W

June 13, 2014

I love trilliums most of all! Hapatica is my second choice. Love that they come early in the spring!

Patricia Clark
Patricia Clark

June 13, 2014

LUV ROSES!! U share the best hints & tips & I want you to know how much I appreciate what you share with us. TY, TY, TY!!

Patsy
Patsy

June 13, 2014

It’s a toss-up, violets or morning glories, both considered wild or weeds but they both have the most beautiful dainty blooms and heart shaped leaves!

Judi
Judi

June 13, 2014

I love yellow roses :)

Alaina
Alaina

June 13, 2014

I love Camilla’s

Katniss
Katniss

June 13, 2014

My favorite is probably honeysuckle, but I’m not sure if that counts. I also really like prim roses!

Janice Hamman
Janice Hamman

June 13, 2014

The rose is my favorite flower.

Janice Hamman
Janice Hamman

June 13, 2014

The rose is my favorite flower.

Jeri
Jeri

June 13, 2014

Ok…guess it pays to finish the sentence for the comments. Daisies are my fave. They keep secrets. :)

Jeri
Jeri

June 13, 2014

Bring on da fire!

Carmelita
Carmelita

June 13, 2014

Roses are on the top of my list. I not only love the way they look but most smell really good, too.

Carlena
Carlena

June 13, 2014

my favorite flower is a toss up of lilacs or roses. the only problem with roses is that the bunnies like to eat them. It makes it hard for me to get my rose buses very big.

Pat
Pat

June 13, 2014

Roses, they are the flower of love.

Sharon
Sharon

June 13, 2014

Black eyed susans!!!

Sue
Sue

June 13, 2014

I love all flowers but I think violets are my favorite, beautiful color and my yard has dozens of these “weeds” in the spring. another favorite is the lilly of the valley for its wonderful scent.

Glenda
Glenda

June 13, 2014

I love roses. They smell beautiful and bring smiles to peoples faces.

C A
C A

June 13, 2014

Carnations. They were my Mom’s favorite too. Today is her birthday – Friday the 13th! Unfortunately, she passed away 5years ago, so I will bring some carnations to her grave. Happy Birthday Mom!

Toni
Toni

June 13, 2014

My favorite flowers are many but the carnation is a beauty, when buying white ones one can change their colors with seasons & have them all year long with a sent all through the house.

Kathy
Kathy

June 13, 2014

Daisies! They’re HAPPY flowers!

joan
joan

June 13, 2014

I love crocus’s. They are so pretty when they peek out of the snow.

Harriet
Harriet

June 13, 2014

I love lilacs for their color and fragrance. Haven’t seen much in
hair ornaments though. Roses are my next favorite.

Karen
Karen

June 13, 2014

Surprise Lilies! They only bloom after a nourishing rain!

Liz
Liz

June 13, 2014

My favorite flowers are whatever my son used to give me when he thought vi needed a pick me up. They were usually silk roses but once he bought me a rose bush so I could have it when he went into the navy.

Courtney A
Courtney A

June 13, 2014

I love sunflowers. Always so cheery. Thanks.

Pat
Pat

June 13, 2014

Roses are my favorite.

cricket
cricket

June 13, 2014

I love roses.

Debra welch
Debra welch

June 13, 2014

Carnations have always been my favorite

Rachel
Rachel

June 13, 2014

My favorite flower has always been the sunflower!

Lucy
Lucy

June 13, 2014

My favorite flower has always been a rose!

Michelle
Michelle

June 13, 2014

My favorite is daisies.

Millie
Millie

June 12, 2014

I love tulips.

Gill
Gill

June 12, 2014

I have always been fond of petunias and this year I found the most amazing black ones to plant in my garden.

Jessica
Jessica

June 12, 2014

My favorite flower is hydrangea. I adore their big blue bunches!

dawn g
dawn g

June 12, 2014

My favorite flowers are the irises. Love all of the colors.

Beth
Beth

June 12, 2014

My favorite flower is peonies. Their blooms – so big and beautiful.

Abby from NE
Abby from NE

June 12, 2014

I really like tulips or day lilies. It is too bad that day lily blooms only last for a day! (Lesley from NE’s daughter)

Lesley from NE
Lesley from NE

June 12, 2014

My favorite flower is a toss up between: hydrangeas, rose bushes, and chrysanthemums! I love planting flowers outside and seeing them grow.

Laura B
Laura B

June 12, 2014

I love hydrangeas.

Dawn
Dawn

June 12, 2014

My favorite flowers are orchids.

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