Guest Post: Stacked Flowers

Hi everyone! I’m Kara from Creations by Kara.

I share my DIY projects, favorite recipes, and craft tutorials of all kinds. I just got some new power tools for my birthday, so this is gonna be the summer of home makeover projects. I can hardly wait!

I am happy to be guest posting while Amy spends time with her cute new babe. My baby just turned one and I can hardly stand how fast the time goes by. She is my first girl after four boys, so I am having tons of fun making skirts, hair bows, and all things ruffled. She was in need of some hair clips to match a few outfits, so I came up with a quick and easy pattern. I call them Stacked Flowers. I made the first one with felt, but then branched out and used fabric. They are easy to whip together, and super cute!
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Stacked Felt Flower Tutorial

Supplies:
-Free downloadable pattern
-Felt or fabric scraps
-Sharp scissors
-Needle and thread
-Embellishments
-Alligator hair clip
-Hot glue gun
-Ribbon (optional)

Instructions:
stacked-flower-tutorial
1-Cut out the pattern and place it on your felt or fabric.

2-Cut out your circles. If you want to leave out the slits, you are done cutting, skip to step 4.

3-Use the lines as a guide for cutting your slits. You can make them as thin or wide as you like.

4-Keep cutting circles in different sizes till you have as many as you want for your flower.
stacked-felt-flower-tutorial5-Stack up all your layers of felt.

6-Use a needle and thread to sew all the layers together. Make sure you tie a secure knot.

7-Add an embellishment to the center. For this one I used super glue to attach a tiny rhinestone gem thingy. You can also sew on a beads or buttons, or whatever you like. (If you are sewing on an embellishment, you can skip step #5, because sewing on a button will also secure all your layers together.)

8-Flip your flower over and hot glue a piece of felt on the back. This not only makes it look nicer, but if you put glue on your thread, it holds it in place so it can’t come untied and fall apart.

stacked-felt-flower-tutorial9-If you want to add leaves to your flower, just cut out a couple and hot glue them to the back of your flower. I should have done this before I added the little felt circle, so don’t make that same mistake. ;)

10-Attach a hair clip or pin to the back of your flower. (I had to add another circle to cover my leaves, but if you didn’t screw up like I did, you won’t have to. Note: I like to line my hair clips with ribbon. If you don’t know how, you can follow my tutorial: How To Line an Alligator Clip
There you have it. A Stacked Felt Flower. Isn’t it cute?
stacked felt flower tutoria

This pattern is so versatile! You can use felt, fabric, or a combination of the two. You can also leave out the slits and just use circles. Here are a few hair clips I put together to match a few of Rachel’s outfits:

-For the top left hair clip I used fabric. I cut some of the fabric into circles, and others into flowers. Added a button on top.
-For the top right clip, I ironed the blue fabric onto felt using Heat & Bond, and cut circles. Then I cut flowers out of felt and alternated the two. I sewed a bead on top.
-For the bottom left clip, I used felt like my original, but cut the slits larger and only used three sizes of flowers. I stacked them on top of a circle.
-For the last clip I simply cut different sizes of circles out of fabric and sewed them all together with a button on top.

See what I mean? The possibilities are endless!

Thanks so much Kara! I love making hair bows for little miss and can never have too much inspiration!

Amy

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