I made some rose hair clips with wool felt for the auction at the spring fair at J’s school. Some of these may also end up at a booth at a craft fair if I get brave this summer.
Here’s how I make them:
First, I cut a circle approximately 2″. As you can see, I don’t worry about cutting a perfect circle; I think some irregularity adds to the charm. Then, I cut the circle in a spiral, making the edge of the spiral slightly scalloped. I don’t draw this ahead of time, I just do it as I cut. Next, I roll the spiral starting from the outside edge, creating the rose.
Conveniently, there is a little circle at the end of the spiral that covers up the rolled up interior of the rose, and I put a dab of hot glue underneath that last flap to hold the rose together. You could also use a couple of stitches. Finally, I glue the roses to a barrette.
A has claimed the pink barrette.
They also look cute on bobby pins.
(here’s a post on the flower hair bands)