Tuesday, February 23, 2010

to DIY for: felt flower clips



last weekend i decided to pretty up a pair of plain slip on shoes i have by making up some felt flower clip-on's. i think felt is just the cutest medium for crafting, if you're lucky and have access to good quality felt it will have a really nice thickness and will come in just about any color you dream. i got my gorgeous felt from little sparrow.


add a cute button if you like

i made up this bold little flower design and if you'd like to make one too, click here for a printable pattern. the flower clip-on is quick, easy and its versatile. clip it on your hair one day, and the next try it on your lapel. i'm sure you could think of a thousand more uses, but to start with try your clip on flowers on:
shoes
hair
bag
pockets
lapels


why settle for accessories that look like everyone else's when you can craft a little something to set you apart from the crowd? and even better, its no trouble if you change your mind: just un-clip them!

did i mention you can make them without sewing? you can either sew them onto the hair clips or use a hot glue gun if you're staunchly anti-sew.

sewing not necessary!

if you use my pattern, i'd love you to show your results with a link in the comments. happy DIYing!

10 comments:

strawberry lemonade girl said...

I heart you and your color lovin' ways!!!!

sondra said...

Hi Pilgrim,
These Felt Flower Clips are wonderful......so creative and so much fun. They can be used in so many ways. I will have to stop back and see what else is happening. I love the retro look myself. Love your header, it reminds me of Hundertwasser but mod. The colors are so alive. Thanks for all of the great colors!
Chartreuse is my favorite!
Best to you,
Sondra (BYW)

lou said...

oh these are lovely. having the button in the center is clever. great idea!

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

Thanks for the cute tutorial Pilgrim! I love flowers and these clippies are so sweet, especially the ones with the buttons added to them. :)

pollyanna cowgirl said...

I love! I am totally going to spice up my black shoes with these. :)

pollyanna cowgirl said...

I'll be linking to this awesome tutorial tomorrow on the ReadyMade craft blog, Make Nice!

http://www.readymade.com/blogs/craft

Thanks so much!

Pilgrim Lee said...

sondra - oh i loved visiting hundertwasser! such an amazing place. thanks for stopping by.

lou & deb - i've been hanging onto those buttons forever waiting for eomthing in need of a big white button!

pollyanna - yippee! thank you for linking, i'm so pleased you like them

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

These are so cute! I just clicked over from WhipUp and I'm so glad I did. I can't wait to make some and I'd love to link if you didn't mind.

Pilgrim Lee said...

rachel - welcome to draw! pilgrim, of course i don't mind you linking to me! i think everyone in the world needs to make themselves some clip on floweries :D

Schüttguttechnik said...

hiya

the flowers look fantastic and adorable. well done

greets

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