Here is another quick tutorial. Today I used Stampin' Up!'s #121812 Fun Flowers Die cut to make the flower barrette. Cut 5 of the same flowers. and follow steps from previous tutorial to assemble. I stitched the flower onto the barrette. VIOLA!!!
Sorry its been so long since I last posted. Its been so busy and somewhat caotic around here. We've had illnesses, different working shifts, death, surgeries, rehabilitation, and now my oldest is home with the stomach flu today. YUCK!!!! Needless to say I have not had time nor been in the mood to craft up until today. After I picked up my oldest from school, I decided to stay in my sweats and "get crafty".
I played around with my felt and sizzix machine. I love, love, love my sizzix!!!!!!!
Look what you can do with a:
1) flower diecut,
2)a 8.5 x 11 inch and scrap piece of felt,
3) a metal headband, and
4) hot glue.
1. ) I used the Sizzix Flowers Layers #5 Diecut. to cut 6 flowers in the same color felt.
2.) Cut a circle out of same color.
3.) fold each flower in 1/2
4.) Fold in 1/2 again (like above).
5.) Cut the tip off.
6.) I glued 4 flowers around the felt circle. Then I added the last two folded flowers to the center to make the finished flower full.
I cut out a couple leaves with some scraps then placed the entire thing on a thin headband using hot glue.
Okay, here is a recycled oatmeal canister that my daughter and I covered with glossy paper a while ago for a school project. Its made to hold headbands on the outside and brushes, hairbands, etc... inside.
I pieced together a couple pieces of 12x 12" paper to fit around the canister. Glued it with hot glue and 2 sided tape. Glued and tied ribbon around canister bottom. I found a small melamine bowl at a local retail store and have used it for many years for various things. I decided to attach it to the base of the canister (inverted) to give more drama.
I used SU!/ Sizzix # 121812 Bigz L Die and #1149854 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch to make the flower that I added to the top. I sewed a fabric yoyo with coordinating scraps. The flower is mounted on top of the fabric yoyo. I used decorative buttoning for the center and red and white twine threaded through button and tied in bow.
I came across these lovely boxes that I had saved for a couple years while cleaning off some shelves in my basement. I forgot about them. The boxes are very sturdy and once held a gift set of my favorite bath and body products. I thought they were the perfect size to store stuff and that the ribbon closure was unique and decorative. So while leaning things out, and trying to get some things rearranged and organized I thought I would alter these and put them to use.
I used a floral #121812 FUN FLOWERS Bigz L Die from SU!/ Sizzix to cut out my flowers from felt. I cut one flower up into pieces to make the leaf. I used some coordinating fabric scraps and cut circles and sewed them into yoyos.
This one wildly matches the colors/ decor in my living room. I plan on using it in there. Not sure for what...yet. I am using the grey one (bottom box in first picture above) in my bedroom. I am storing my large/ bulky bracelets in it. I am doing some minimal changes in my room and this matches the decor (grey and navy).