Saturday, September 24, 2011

felt roses, take 1

A few weeks ago I got together with a girlfriend to try to make some felt roses for our daughters hair.  I did a quick search online and found several tutorials.  I was immediately drawn to this tutorial and pattern, and it was the first one we tried.  I decided not to do the full tutorial because I wanted to use a different kind of clip than she used.  I thought Claire needed something that would be more gentle on her thin hair, so I used a different clip and I lined it with ribbon.

In the end, the ribbon I used doesn't hold any hair.  The clip falls right out unless it's only clipped onto a couple strands of hair, and then it's top heavy and doesn't stay put. 

I definitely plan to make more felt roses using this pattern in the near future, and when I do, I plan to try the clip she uses in her tutorial, as well as others.  I will also use elastic to make a headband or two.

cutest little girl on the planet!

I'd love to hear if anyone has any suggestions!


  1. This style:

    is the first that comes to mind for me. They usually have a pretty good/gentle grip on them (but in the flat/plain metal version).

    The rose turned out great!

  2. the kind you are talking about is the kind that the tutorial uses - and I actually bought a pack of those as well. I just feel like they will be too harsh....specifically if she tried to yank the clip out of her hair - which she constantly does! The benefit to doing it the tutorial way is that it's partially covered in felt, which will make it more gentle. I will have to try it.

    Thanks for your suggestion