I found a new use for my silk fabric sample books. I saw some of these chic little silk flower hair pins over on Etsy the other day and decided to try my hand at them.
To begin I cut out some circles, three of varying sizes works best and makes the flower look really pretty. My largest circles are about 1 inch across.
Then with a candle you learn how to pass the edges of the circle through the flame until you’ve got a slight singe on all of the raw edges. This will be a learning process, be patient and cut a few extras so you have some practice circles.
Next take some thread and secure all the circles together and add a center bead. Pass through the flowers and bead twice before attaching to the hair pin.
Add the hair pin and wrap 4 times, tie a good square knot and glue. I used a multi-purpose glue that is more gel than liquid, that way it doesn’t leak through the fabric and stain the flower. Once you’ve got a good secure attatchment to the hair pin clip the threads and wear.
This little project is good for head bands and little clips as well. This is such a great way to use up some scraps you might have around your house.