Thursday, April 17, 2014

Project Thursday: Felt Pinwheel Hair Clips

Pinwheels always remind me of Spring.

Instead of making them out of Paper - these sweet little Pinwheels are made from Felt.

Each one is uses two layers of felt cut into 2" squares.

I chose the Felt Color to coordinate with some pretty spring ribbons.

Once the felt pieces are cut into squares - use sharp scissors to cut half way into the center from each corner.

Be careful not to cut too close to the center, just enough to allow the corners to be folded in to make the pinwheel.

Fold in each corner of the pinwheel points and stitch them in place at the center.

This is an easy sewing job.  You could also use glue hold them in place, but because the points are so tiny, it's actually easier to sew them together (the glue added too much bulk).

Next I covered metal alligator clips with the colorful ribbons using hot glue.  They look pretty cute just as they are....but will be even cuter with the addition of the pinwheels.

 The center of each pinwheel got a coordinating button (hot glued in place).

The extra dab of glue holding the button in place, also keeps the sewn points secure.  Sometimes the felt can shred if sewn too close to the point.  The glue ensures everything stays put. 

Once the pinwheels are glued to the ribbon covered clips - you almost don't see the ribbon, but it makes a nice finishing touch to have the ribbon pattern peeking out from behind.  

Next time you think about making a Paper Pinwheel - try one out of FELT instead.  

Thanks for reading along,


Lori Turner said...

OMGOSH these are so cute, Karina!! Thanks for showing us these - my nieces would LOVE them! :)

Sherrie K. said...

Super, duper adorable! I am so gonna make these! TFS!!!
Sherrie K