Spring Flower Barrette Tutorial {or a bit of sunshine}

The weather here in North Texas goes from spring to dead of winter and back again...all in the same week. I'm getting a bit sick of it. I've decided to embrace the spring colors and just pretend like the cold isn't happening. Hence, these springy flower barrettes.

Let's start with how to fabric cover the alligator clip.

You'll Need:
* Alligator clip
* Grosgrain ribbon
* Hot glue/gun
* Scissors
* Fray Check/lighter

Start by treating the end of your ribbon with Fray Check or heat {be careful!}. Put a dab of hot glue on the top inside of the clip and attach the end of the ribbon.

Run a thin strip of hot glue along the top and secure the ribbon to it.

Flip your clip over. Run a strip of hot glue down the middle of the clip. Pull the ribbon tight over the clip to secure.

Open the clip and fold the ribbon in. Cut to the right length. Seal the end. Secure with hot glue.

Now, on to the clip.

You'll need:
* Craft felt
* Template
* Disappearing ink pen
* Scissors
*Hot glue/gun

Cut out your template {I used the medium petal} and trace/cut out five times using your disappearing pen.

Put a small dab of hot glue in the very center of your petal. Then, fold in half and press until the glue dries. Repeat for all of your petals.

Put a small dab of glue just to the right of center on one of your folded petals. Place a second petal overlapping and press down. My finger is where you'll put the glue on the second petal.

Keep repeating this process until all four petals are glued down.

Fold your last petal in half again. Then, glue it into the gap in the middle of your flower.

These little spring blooms are perfect to warding away the not quite spring blues. You can't help but smile when your little cutie is running around with these flowers in her hair!


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