- hot glue gun
- three fabric patterns (TIP: Fabric can be purchased in as small as 1/8-inch squares at Hobby Lobby for 40 cents, so go wild!)
- Clover Yo-Yo Maker
- bobby pins, headband, etc.
Phase 1: Yo-Yo Fabric Flower
(TIP: This can be done without the Clover Yo-Yo Maker by tracing a circular shape onto the fabric and simply sewing “dashes.” If you chose this method, begin at step 4.)
- Thread your needle, pull about 3 inches of excess thread through and knot the end of the thread.
- Begin sewing around the Yo-Yo Maker stitching in and out through the holes at the edge.
- When you have stitch around the entire circle, remove the Yo-Yo Maker and pull the thread tightly, while tucking in the excess fabric into the forming hole.
- Sew the button into the center of the yo-yo flower by threading all the way through both sides. (TIP: The button could also be hot glued to the flower.)
For more detailed instructions, go to www.lazygirldesigns.com/blog/?p=552.
Phase 2: Twisted Rosette Flower
- Cut a thin strip of fabric, about 1 1/2 inches wide and 1 to 2 inches long.
- Fold the strip twice and begin wrapping it in a circle.
- Hot glue the fabric as you go. (TIP: Be careful to use small amounts of glue as to not let any extra glue show on the face of the flower.)
- Occasionally, according to your preference, you should twist the fabric to give it more of a rose-like, three-dimensional look.
- Once you’ve reached the end of your fabric, hot glue the end to the bottom side of the flower.
Phase 3: Folded Circle Flower
- Cut between 8 and 12 circles of the same size. One of these will be left flat as the foundation for the other fabric petals to be glued.
- Each circle should be folded twice, so that it is shaped into a 1/4 of a circle.
- Cut the tip of the folded piece off and place a dot of hot glue in the now straight spot.
- Continue to cut and glue these petals into a cluster on the flat circle until it forms a shapely flower.
We now have three flowers. The next phase is to assemble the flowers together and make them into a hairpiece.
Phase 4: Assembly
- Arrange the three flowers in a connected and appealing way.
- Using either extra fabric or something sturdier (like jean material), hot glue the flowers together and trim the edges so that the connector piece doesn’t show.
- Place a strip of fabric between the spokes of the bobby pin to provide a more secure surface to hot glue.
- Attach the bobby pin and fabric strip to the back of the flower cluster.
- Look stylish and cool!