Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Craft-Peppermint Candy Rosette Hair Clip

As you can see…

I have been obsessed with making fabric rosettes lately.  They are definitely one of the latest trends in the handmade world. Their versatility is what drew me in.  You can attach them to purses, sweaters, tees, and scarves…shoes even.   I am so in love with these whimsical little beauties!

I {heart} them so much that I am coming back from my handmade gift hiatus. All of my nieces and the boys’ teachers are getting some sort of fabric rosette accessory this year for Christmas.  I swore off handmade gifts about 17 years ago during the season of the hand painted Christmas tees.  The sight of puff paint still gives me hives.

When it was time to come up with a Christmas craft to share with the blogging world, I decided to do a spin-off from the fabric rosette…the Peppermint Candy Hair Clip…

Don’t you just want to make one for the little girl in your life?  Here’s how…

You will need:
  • Fabric-I used a red & white stripe cotton to resemble a peppermint candy.
  • White Felt
  • White Tulle Ribbon
  • Hair clips-I like alligator clips the best.
  • Fabric Glue-I prefer Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
1.  Cut or tear a strip of fabric about 1 inch wide.  I make my strips about 22 inches in length to get a small rosette.

2.  Tie a knot in at one end of the strip of fabric to create a center for the rosette.

3.  Dab a little glue on the knot.  Start twisting the fabric around the knot to make the rosette.

4.  Continue adding glue, and twisting and turning.  I like my rosette to be wrapped fairly tight, but you can play with how tightly you wrap your own.  Keep gluing and wrapping until you have a little tail.

5.  Dab a little more glue, and attach the tail to the back of the rosette.

6.  Cut about a 6-inch piece of the white tulle ribbon.  Twist the ribbon in the center and glue onto the back of the rosette.

7.  Cut a circle from the white felt to make the size of your rosette.  Dab fabric glue on the felt circle and clip.

8.  Attach to bottom of rosette over the twisted white tulle ribbon.

9.  Trim the white tulle ribbon to desired length…and there you have it!

A peppermint candy hairclip!  I can’t wait for Delaney Bug to see these.  Hopefully she will love them as much as she loves the candy itself!

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  1. Hi Tracey, I'm Jeremy's friend Lisa. I have been looking for this kind of craft but for my wedding. Was wondering if I could make something like this for my headpiece (not wearing a traditional veil. I'm wearing one of those short french styles that just covers down to your eyes) Do you think this craft would work for something like that? I especially like the ones with pins in the center, and how they look like pearls.

  2. Ahhh cuteness! My baby girl needs one of these. Looks like I know what I'll be doing tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

  3. That is just adorable! When my new granddaughter actually gets hair, I would love to do these for her!

  4. Hi Tracey! Oh, this little rosette hair clip is so cute!! You're so creative!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Super cute for a little girl! I love it!
    I am obsessed with rosettes too.. I love them.


  6. i love making rosettes, so easy but the results are beautiful!! I think I am going to have to make these!

  7. ADORABLE! I made something JUST like this for my itty bitty! :)

  8. I love your fabric choice! You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the Monday blog party!!

  9. I'm going to make some really soon! I didn't know that it was so easy. So you made the gold one you had a while ago? it was beautiful!

  10. Michelle, yes I made the gold one I was wearing...try's really fairly easy.

  11. Very cute! But what was this hand-painted xmas tree/puff paint trend? I'm only 22 so I don't recollect this at all. From how you describe it it sounds kinda yuck :P

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