Monthly Archives: July 2012

Featured On Wildflowers & Whimsy


This is the blog post that was featured on Wildflowers and Whimsy.  Get over there to check it out or stay here to do your thang.

I’m totally excited and honored to be part of this very talented ladies blog.  Thanks, April for having me.  Yeah, I’m totally stoked.  Whoop.  A little bit about me.  I’m a wife, mother, daughter, Christ follower, photographer, graphic designer and crafting fool.  Yep, this is me and my family.  We are so blessed.  Check out my craftiness here and if you’re local in Texas my photography and graphics here.  Okay so now that we’ve met each other, let’s get crafting.

Okay so today I want to show you how to make a very cute and simple hair barrette that my daughter will not wear but looks great for pictures.  🙂  Here’s the barrette we are going to make.  Isn’t she just the cutest!

Here’s what you’ll need:three 1X6 inch jersey knit material strips
9 small coordinating beads
1 coordinating alligator clip
glue gun with heat mat
cute baby girl to put clip on 🙂

Start by making a fabric flower.  If you don’t know how to, then follow these next few steps.  If you do, then woo who for you.  Skip down to step 6.  Fold your fabric in half like this.

Make sure you twist your fabric every time you wrap.

Then wrap your fabric around the beginning of fabric, making the center of the rose like this.

Wrap and twist until you run out of fabric.  Make sure you are twisting and wrapping, tightly.  You don’t want your rose to fall apart.  If you really want to secure it down, you can put a little dab of glue every so often to make sure it doesn’t fall apart.  But you shouldn’t have any problems, if you wrap it tight enough.  Now you have a pretty rose.  Before you set your rose down, turn it over and dab a little glue on the end piece and attach it to the back or under part of your rose.

Make three of these!  Don’t they look so pretty.  You can make these out of any material but jersey seems to stretch pretty good and it’s very forgiving for beginners.

Now, get that pretty alligator clip and glue on your roses.

Start gluing on your roses from the top part of your clip first, then move to the opening part of the clip.  You want to make sure you squeeze the roses together so they all fit.

Now for the fun part.  Remember the beads…?  Get them and pick out the best.  I used some of my grandmas old beads.  She had tons of these necklaces.  I’m so glad I made my mom save these.  🙂

Put a dab of hot glue on the location you want your three little beads to go.  It doesn’t take much and make sure the holes of the beads are pointing sideways so you can’t see them when they are clustered together.

Now, go show of your pretty!  I had so much fun crafting with you today.  Have a great summer ya’ll!