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{DIY} Shabby Chic flower hair clip

I bought Shiloh a sweet little flower headband for Christmas this past year and after looking it over I was inspired to try to make my own. And after being able to make it myself I wanted to kick myself for actually paying for one…

So before any of you DIY fans make the same mistake, here’s the tutorial to my Shabby Chic flower:

First you’ll want to gather a scrap of fabric approximately 37in long. Cut it into 4 strips lengthwise, approximately 2cm wide. Iron the strips in half lengthwise, which will make them 1cm now. (I promise, it may be a little more time-consuming to iron the fold, but it will save you oh so much frustration in the end.)

To begin you’ll want to fold your first folded strip in half, like this:

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Dab a little of Mod Podge on the inside where you will start the curl. A DIYer’s best friend.

You could also use a hot glue gun, but seeing that glue is going to leak out on your fingers, hot glue probably isn’t your best option… Consider yourself warned.

As you curl the flower keep applying more dabs of MP every few turns.

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Once you come to the end of your strip, make a long dab of MP to make sure that it is glued down well. Continue the curl with the other 3 strips, but with the opposite end facing up. (For example, if you want the raw end to be the center, turn the other 3 strips folded side up; or vice versa. To me, it just gives the flower a little more detail.)

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The result should look like this:

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Now you’re going to use your flower to measure the backing where you will insert the clip.

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First of all, are you really surprised to see my yellow marker? Second, remember these? They’re the neckholes cut from my earlier {DIY} Refashed Baby Bibs post. Waste not, want not.

Measure the approximate width of the clip you’re going to be using, marking two slits where you will cut. Cut and insert clip.

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Apply a generous amount of MP to the backing as well as under the two outer sides of the clip to make sure they are secure.

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Once they’re dry, that’s it! I would give them overnight to dry just to be safe.

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Hope you enjoy!

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