I'm a sucker for cute hair accessories--what can I say? Its hair jewelry! A couple weeks ago I sat next to my friend Lisa at church and she was wearing a super cute red felt barrett. Knowing Lisa, I guessed she had made it (and she did)--and it was so easy! I did do some searching online and found a great blog that I have added to my "must see" list..the Craft Snob. She has a great tutorial on this type of flower as well as many others.I used a Progresso soup can as my circle size (tried using my Twilight 44 oz cup, but it ended up bigger than I wanted...but you experiment with larger circles for yours). I cut the spiral about 1/2 inch wide (I wanted the flower to have a fairly low profile).
Glue the fabric as you wrap it and cut a small circle of felt to glue to the bottom to keep it all flat. I created an attachment point for the barrett/bobby pin so that I can use the barrett with other decorations or just by itself.
I whipped this one out in about 10 minutes from start to finish (including the pawing through the fabric box looking for my felt). You'll need: felt, craft glue, hot glue, barrett or bobby pin and maybe a button or pearl or sparkly to add to the flower center.
You can make cute flowers out of other scrap fabric. The following are made out of cotton. Cut a strip of fabric about 1.5 inches wide by about 24-36 inches (longer piece=bigger flower). Fold the fabric in half and start rolling up the center. Every now and again, twist the fabric so that you get more texture (use a dab of glue every wrap to keep things tight). Great for hair doo-dads or accents on purses.