A Saturday Steal and a bit of creativity

24 Apr

This is posted in conjuntion with Camille’s Saturday Steals over at Archives of our Lives.


I’ve got a bit of a thing for funky hairclips at the moment, but as we’re meant to be saving for our holiday I haven’t been able to buy any.

However, when I was down in Devon I was inspired by one of my niece’s hairclips, which had been made for her by one of their family friends.


I soon realised that it would be super easy to make, so I got to work!

First, I cut out two flower templates one slightly bigger than the other, and pinned them to scraps of coloured felt and cut them out.


Then I pinned the small flower to the bigger flower and sewed round the edge to join the two together using contrasting cotton.


Then I positioned a colourful button in the middle of the flower and a hair-clip at the back and sewed on the button and the clip with the same thread to make everything secure.




…and it only cost  around 60p to make. A steal!


7 Responses to “A Saturday Steal and a bit of creativity”

  1. Ros April 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm #

    Fantastic! I love the colours. I might have to make me one of these! xxx

  2. Chloe April 25, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    YAY! I can’t believe it!! I’ve been doing these felt things for more than a year! But I haven’t made a hair-clip! Thanks for the idea!!
    Love it!!

  3. iheartmonster April 25, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    Super cute! ♥ it!

  4. Camille April 26, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    WOW! I can’t believe you made those with no tutorial or anything! It looks fantastic, and WHAT A DEAL indeed! Thanks for joining in Saturday Steals this week!

    • Clare Miles April 26, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

      glad you liked the hairclips – should have put a patent on it!!! (only kidding) you could do the same and put a pin on it and use it on a bolaro top as a button or a badge. xx

  5. Amanda April 27, 2010 at 3:39 am #

    Oh my gosh! What a cute idea! And it came together so quickly! I can see making those as gifts for all my nieces! Thanks for the idea!


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