Dollar Doily Hair Clip (A Tutorial)

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I picked up a pack of lace doilies from the dollar store (99 cent store) and made this gardenia-inspire hair clip for Boo.

 

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

These doilies came in a pack of three:

 

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I took each doily and folded it in half:

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Then created a fan shape by scrunching up the bottom:

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Then I sewed the bottom part of the “fan” shape to a small piece of felt:

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I took the other 2 doilies and repeated the same steps but placed them on the felt in opposite directions:

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

After each doily was sewn to the felt, I trimmed any excess felt off:

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I took scissors and cut into the doily to help it fan out more and trimmed pieces that I thought were too large:

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I used a needle and thread to add a few stitches in areas I thought needed to be tacked down a little:

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Finally I used a glue gun to attach my doily flower to a clip. You could attach it to a head band if you prefer too!

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

So dainty and pretty. You could add a vintage pearl button if you want in the middle but I wanted it plain and pretty:

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

A happy Boo!

Make a vintage inspired hair clip using a dollar doily. DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

 

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband (A Tutorial)

I love the fabric flower headbands that you see popping up now….but I am super picky about the way the flowers are rolled. I was determined to find a way to make them in a shabby chic style but with minimal sewing! Here’s my tutorial on how I make mine:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Materials Needed:
Fabri-Tac or other tacky fabric adhesive
Chenille Pipe Cleaners
Felt
Head Band
Glue Gun
Fabric Scraps

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Materials via lilblueboo.com
To make a flower, first I start by connecting two chenille pipe cleaners together. I’ve found that two make the perfect size flower:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Step 1 via lilblueboo.com
For each flower you need a 20″ x 2″ fabric scrap. Start by putting a long bead of Fabri-Tac along the strip:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Step 2 via lilblueboo.com
Starting at one end start rolling the fabric around the pipe cleaner. The key is not to roll to tight or too perfect….just kind of haphazardly roll your fabric up:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Step 3 via lilblueboo.com
If you run out of fabric before you get the pipe cleaners covered just add another piece in as you go:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Step 4 via lilblueboo.com
Once the pipe cleaner is covered with fabric, start at one end and begin rolling the flower into a spiral shape, adding in a small bead of Fabri-Tac every few inches as you go:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Step 5 via lilblueboo.com
You’ll develop your own technique for rolling as you go….I have kind of a roll, roll, then twist technique to make mine look a little fuller and shabby:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Rolling via lilblueboo.com
As you get to the end of your flower, tuck the “tail” under the flower with a dab of Fabri-Tac and use a small clothespin to secure. Let the Fabri-Tac set for about 30 minutes.

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Step 6 via lilblueboo.com
I like to mix all different textures of fabrics….one of these flowers was a cotton gauze, one part of a upcycled golf shirt and another was some floral knit.
No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Finished Rolls via lilblueboo.com
You can make ribbon “leaves” by twisting pieces of ribbon, secure with a pin, and add a dab of Fabri-Tac:
No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Ribbon Leaves via lilblueboo.com
Once all of your flowers have had time to set, add a large amount of Fabri-Tac to the bottom of each flower but keeping about 1/4″ to 1/2″ away from the edge of the flower:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Step 7 via lilblueboo.com
Place your flowers down onto a piece of felt in the shape that you prefer:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Step 8 via lilblueboo.com
Add in your ribbon leaves between the flowers and felt before the glue has a chance to set, adding more Fabri-Tac if needed:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Step 9 via lilblueboo.com
My favorite part? I like to “mash” all the flowers together for about a minute so that they don’t look too perfectly round and so that they form into one another. With the pipe cleaners inside and the Fabri-Tac they will retain some of this “mashed” shape once you let go:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Step 10 via lilblueboo.com
One your glue has set, carefully trim the felt around the flowers so it isn’t visible when the flowers are right side up:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Trim Felt via lilblueboo.com
Take your headband and determine where you want it placed and using a disappearing ink pen, mark either side:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Attach Accessory via lilblueboo.com
Add hot glue along the entire length of felt……

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Hot Glue via lilblueboo.com
….and press your headband into place:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Step 12 via lilblueboo.com
Your finished no-sew fabric flower headband! It might take some practice until you get it just right but you’ve got to start somewhere!

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Photo via lilblueboo.com
A perfect addition to any outfit:

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Photo Dress via lilblueboo.com
A fun way to experiment with different knits, fabrics and textures!

No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband Photo Final via lilblueboo.com

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