I went to the craft store yesterday. As often happens, I didn't find what I went there for but didn't come home empty handed. It's like Costco. I think, deep down, I'm sure they won't let me out unless I buy something. This particular store had silk Gerber daisies on sale, which my daughter is a huge fan of. She's been into wearing flowers in her hair lately, and just got a new dress that would be cute with one pinned on, so I thought I'd see what I could do with them.
She was getting ready to go to a friend's party today and was trying to decide whether she'd rather have a pin or hair clip on the back of the flower. While she mulled it over, I made one that can be used either way. Here's the scoop.
Cut the stem off of a silk flower. Using a hot glue gun, glue a circle of felt on the back. Make sure some of the glue goes into the stem hole to keep the layers of the flower together.
Glue a small hair clip on top of the felt.
Cut a piece of felt 3/4 x 1". Fold in half and stitch or glue the edges together.
Glue the edge to a pin back.
After the glue is cool, slide the hair clip into the felt loop to use as a pin.
For those of you keeping score at home, she went with the hair clip today. Now I have all kinds of ideas I want to try - removing the center and replacing it with a big button, making a flower from fabric, making a butterfly, pinning it onto a purse. I hope she likes wearing these!