One of my favorite elements from the Sugar Plum Fairy party was the flowerhair clipI created as a gift for each girl. They had a whimsical, fantastical look to them that was just perfect for the event. I loved the flowers so much, in fact, that I stole one of the extras and have worn it several times myself.
The best part was that they were incredibly easy and inexpensive to make! You just need a little fabric, some hair clips, and a flame.
Materials for Fabric Flowers:
- synthetic fabric in whatever colors and styles catch your eye. I used 1/8th of a yard each of five different types of complimentary fabrics, some sheer, some opaque.
- a candle
- something for the center of the flower. I used Swarovski crystals, but rhinestones, buttons, sequins, anything would work.
- needle and thread (or glue, if you prefer)
|Look, I really meant it! The circles can be jagged and imprecise.|
Stack the circles so that you have a nicely layered flower. Again, this is incredibly easy. I put my first-grader in charge of this job. There are no real rules, just stack from biggest to smallest, and you'll have a beautiful flowers.
Use a needle and thread to secure the stack of petals and to sew any center in the flower if you want to. You could also easily use glue to stack the layers together and glue a center in the flower if you want a completely no-sew project.
Glue the completed flower to a headband, a pin, or a hairclip for an easy and gorgeous accessory.