Had a reader a few posts back ask for a tutorial on my hair rosettes. You all know me.. I like to figure out how to make things to save in the mula department. =) Usually begins with me hiking on over to Etsy and find some faves and then figure out how to make them on my own. LOVE the hair department over at Etsy... especially with my photog biz. I like to change things up so often that I'd be spending a small fortune on hair things if I wanted things in all kinds of colors. And I have 2 little girls.. one of which doesn't keep anything in her hair anymore (coughjoyacough).
So here we go..
Here's my little helper who kept saying, "CHEEEEE" when I'd bring the camera up to my eye so she got a snapshot of her own. Can everyone see how many teeth she's getting in at once? Yep.. three there in the front and a molar in the back. We're not getting very much sleep in this house. =( Poor baby.
Anyway, I use old t-shirts A LOT with my hair things. Darin just went through his closet and gave me a ton so I was anxious to cut them up and make something out of them. t-shirts work super well because they don't fray. My sis-in-law, Natalie, stopped by yesterday and I checked out her t-shirt to see if she had on a pink one she wanted to donate.. I really need a pink t-shirt. =)
Ok.. here's for the tutorial:
Cut a strip of fabric off an old t-shirt.. the thicker the strip, the thicker the rosette will be.
Then twist the strip of t-shirt...
Then start coiling the twisted fabric.
Keep coiling and putting a dab of hot glue on the edge of the coil ever so often.
Once you have the rosette at the size you want, cut a circle slightly smaller than the rosette out of felt. (Make sure if you are making a clip rosette that you make the flower bigger than the alligator clip. Don't want the clip hanging out of the rosette.)
Oh yeah.. to end the rosette just fold over the twisted fabric and then open it out and hot glue it to the back of the rosette. Here you can see all the hot glue goo on the backside of my rosette. =)
Put one clamp of the alligator clip on between the rosette and felt and hot glue the 1 side of the felt and clip to the rosette. This will make it look nicer on the backside and it'll be more comfy for the bebe wearing the clip.
And wala! A rosette. I added a few pearls to the middle of this one.
here's a few more I made yesterday.. a white one built on a skinny band for a newborn. (Skinny bands are simply elastic found at JoAnne's for about .39cent a yard. No joke. Thick baby headbands are "out" in the photog arena.. skinny bands are "in".)
Love this color combo...
And a poofier rosette I made before our Christmas pics..
I can do a tutorial of these babies if you guys want me to. And I'm also showing it to ya because I want to give one of my super tight rosette's away or one like the green one above. =)
Yep, giving one away!
All you have to do is leave me a comment on what I should blog about in the next 2 weeks. =) After Friday I'm approaching a 2.5 week break from my business! Yeah.. I tried to take Jan and Feb off but ended up with 4 sessions in January and 9 in February!!!! So I'll have time to blog and to make whoever wins a rosette of their own. =)
Winner will choose:
a tight rosette or a fluffy one like the last pic
your preferred color (white, black, red, teal and yellow)
and tell me if it's for a baby or newborn or little girl and I can attach a skinny band on it if you'd like
And if someone donates a pink t-shirt to me then I'll make them a flower bling too. =) I really need a pink t-shirt!!!
Just tell me what to blog about!!!! I'll keep this blog up until Friday a.m... so enter before then!