Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Hair decorations

Some hair decorations on collaged card by Jenny Stacy
Close up of hair decorations by Jenny Stacy for Handmade Happiness
 Yesterday I decided not to go anywhere. I sorted out my collage boxes and decorated some hair grips (US bobby pins) to sell in the shop. To display them I cut up some old collage. Looking at them now, I could have put them on greetings cards and maybe I'll do some like that. The price is £3-50 each, for sale in Handmade Happiness today onwards.

I am grateful to Melanie - see yesterday's comment - for reminding me that people like to see things being made on this blog. So I shall describe how I made these hair decorations. (Stop reading now if you aren't interested!)

You need fabric, cotton batting (that patchwork makers use), buttons and hair grips. 

Sandwich the cotton batting (I've used two layers) between two rounds of the same fabric and hand sew in a circle about half a centimetre from the edge. Sew another piece of smaller fabric and a button with small bead on top through all layers attaching it to the hair grip. To ensure it holds for ever keep sewing round middle of top of hair grip through all layers. Display by opening hair grip and sliding on to rectangular piece of card. 


Fibre frenzi said...

Love the hair pieces on collaged card. I blog simply for myself and rarely bother looking at the stats.... keep going. Life wouldn't be the same without your daily musings x

jenny said...

Thanks Alison. Hoping one day to stock some of your things in Handmade Happiness.