Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Springtime Hair Clips

Well hello again! It's been such a long time, I've missed you! The last couple weeks have just been very busy with family activities! None of which involved crafting. BUT, I did get to have lunch with my son's scout troop, spend the night with my daughter at a church sleepover, have my nieces visit for the weekend, and go out to dinner with 20 of our friends! 

Anyway. I do have a couple of really cool things I want to do that I haven't even started yet in the works. One easy little project I did manage to complete recently were these hair clips, thanks to the endless source of inspiration that is Pinterest.

I started with my fabric scrap pile:

I picked out some colorful springy patterns, then used pinking shears to cut out different sized circles. (Ever wonder where that funny name "pinking" shears comes from? I do. I think I will investigate & do an update post. You just wait!)

At first I tried to make the circles as perfect as possible by using a compass. But then I decided they would look better "not so perfect," so I just eyeballed it. (Much easier anyway!!!)

Then I stitched them together in the middle with a button:

And it was all downhill from there...very quick & easy:

Here in Iowa, we've had a very mild winter (I actually miss the snow!) but I'm tired of the ugly brown-ness everywhere. This is one step in my path toward Springtime! Yippee!

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  1. I love these :) Thanks for linking up to The Kurtz Corner, I've featured your little clips on the FB fan page!


  2. They are really cute and very springy!

  3. So beautiful flowers .... Bravo. Greetings from me and the Czech Republic.

  4. Cute! Couldn't you get anyone to model them? :-)

  5. These turned out so cute! Newest follower.

  6. Cute!! Would love to have you share these at my party thats going on and if you like what you see become a new follower!! Following you via Linky!http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/03/homemade-by-you-3.html

  7. Adorable creations! Following you from tdc-stop by for a visit!!

  8. Those are so fun! I love all the color! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  9. Your hair clips are darling! My girls would love them! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. It's always fun to "meet" new friends! :)

  10. So cute and they do look like colorful spring flowers! Thank you so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. You are invited back next weekend.

    Warmly, Michelle