12/20/2012

Ribbonista Blog Hop- Day 4!


Welcome to the May Arts Ribbonista Blog Hop! If you came here from Gini's blog today, you're on the right track! If not, make sure you hop back to the beginning today and start at Christina's blog! If you haven't been hopping with us all week long, be sure to stop by the May Arts blog for the full hop order for each day this week and a chance to win some ribbon for yourself! 


I admit, I was stumped when trying to think of a project for this hop. By now, as you could only imagine, I am about Christmas'd out! One of my friends called me last week and pretty much saved the day! She asked if I had any Christmas themed hair accessories made that she could buy from me to wear to work... well... no... but I could surely make one! PERFECT! This was a little out of the ordinary and not my typical paper craft project, so I was ready to give it a try! Little did she know, I was not going to charge her for it, this was the perfect little Christmas gift for her! 

Have a friend, child, family member that loves hair accessories? Why not make them one for Christmas! Especially if you bought them clothes (I know I always dreaded clothes for Christmas as a child but now I welcome them with open arms!)... you can make an accessory to match! 

First, pick out some rosette ribbon. I used the sheer frayed flowers from May Arts (393-3-01). I like to get my rosettes and some other ribbons in white so I can easily dye them with mists. A new favorite mist of mine is the Color Shine by Heidi Swapp. It's a pretty stand-out mist because it gives more of a subtle iridescent shimmer rather than lots of glitter. For this project I used Sweet Cherry and Chartreuse Color Shine. 

Next, you will need to cut some circles out of felt to re-enforce your flowers and embellishments. Mine aren't the most perfect circles, but they work! 

If you want a super-frilly hair bow, you can add lace and leaves. I chose the lace with pearl center (384-34-09). It's one of my new favorites. So dainty! I also chose to add gold leaves (XL30) to go along with the Christmas theme. I glued all of these onto the felt circles.

Then I  glued the flowers on top of the embellishments on the felt circles. 

You can lay out your flowers and position them how you want them before actually gluing them together. 

Once you glue them, add an extra felt circle to the back, this is where your clip will go. 

Glue an alligator clip to the back. I added a strip of felt to help re-enforce the clip. 

You can also embellish. I added some pearl heart stick pins and some petaloo flowers on top. 

Here's my little cutie trying on the hair piece. 

Needless to say, my friend LOVED it! I have a feeling this won't be the last hair accessory that I make! 

Thanks for stopping by! Now hop right along and see what Marie has to share today! 

23 comments:

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Very festive! And clever!

Charlene said...

Wow...that's perfect accessory for an updo...so pretty, Emily!

Diana Evensen said...

What a fun idea!

Scraps said...

Great tip about using the mists on white ribbons/accessories!

jordanbev5 said...

Such a fun barrette! Love the ribbon flowers!

Karen Wedding said...

Very pretty and Christmasy.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great idea, it's so pretty!

KellyG said...

So pretty, great idea!

Maria said...

love your project. Turned out beautiful

Debby said...

Extra beautiful

sharon g said...

I'm always looking for ideas for my sprays. Thanks!

Sue D said...

Wow--your friend is very lucky--very pretty and festive.

Natasha G.P. said...

I like how you are able to make any color you need. Great job.

Carmen Nuland said...

Those are awesome! Great job

Teresa said...

very pretty!

Jessica Strider said...

Cool idea. It's customizable for the person and occasion. :)

callyannc said...

Oh my heck! Luv it! callyAnn

Holly and little people said...

Very festive and a great coordinating effort as well. Thanks for sharing!

Camille Short said...

Looks so good - great idea for a gift!

Ava Gavloski said...

is it not great when something brings you to a new project that you had not planned on? great hairpc
ava g

marylouh said...

Beautiful flowers. I'm sure you're friend looked smashing when you went got. Thanks

Nikki said...

So kewl this is love the festive hairpin :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a great idea.

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