Accessories help pull the outfit together. This season, save yourself the hassle of trying to find the perfect hair accessory, by trying your hand at these easy-to-make organza flowers.
Organza Fabric Flower Hairclips
By Tania Willis
- Ideal for cutting a wide variety of materials including denim, silk and multiple layers of fabric
- Non-stick blade coating makes it easy to cut cleanly through materials with sticky adhesives like tape or glue
- High-grade, precision-ground, stainless-steel blades offer a lasting sharp edge that cuts all the way to the tip
- Ergonomic handle is sculpted to fit your hand, maximizing cutting control and sensitivity
- Bent handle design keeps material flat for mistake-free cutting
- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- Non-stick Scissors (8")
- Ideal for cutting out embellishments for cards, collages, scrapbook pages, decorations and other craft projects
- Great for creating custom stencil patterns, masks or windows on cards or scrapbook pages
- Available in a wide variety of styles for any occasion or sentiment
- Select styles include edges that can be used to cut decorative borders
- Transparent templates let you see where you are cutting so you don’t waste craft paper
- Grid pattern simplifies layout for mistake-free crafting
- For use with our Ultra ShapeXpress™ Shape Cutter
- Shape Templates store flat to save space
- Hard plastic templates will not yellow or curl with age
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Circle Shape Template (8 1/2" x 11")
Non-stick blades make cutting through adhesive materials a breeze.
Cut the perfect shape for your project!
Permanent Marker, dark color
Buttons or Brads
Hair Clips or Headband
1. Trace several circles of various sizes onto your organza using a dark-colored permanent marker. Make sure to protect your work surface, as the marker will go through the mesh-like texture of the organza.
2. Cut out circles and arrange in front of you from largest to smallest.
3. Light your candle. Hold each circle, one at a time, approximately 3” above the flame. Rotate the circles above the flame as soon as you see the edges start to melt and curl. Be careful not to burn your fingers while working with the smaller sized circles. Your finished circle should look like this in comparison to the untouched fabric.
4. Stack curled circles smallest to largest.
5. You’ll notice that these two flowers look slightly different---the brown one looking more full than the blue. That is because the brown is made up of many more layers (2 layers of each sized circle). You might also try alternating colors for another variation.
6. Next, you’ll choose a center for your flower. You may simply use fabric-covered brads and open the prong back once pushed through all layers, or you can get creative using beads, pearls, vintage buttons, or even floral picks.
7. Once the center is chosen and attached, you’ll need to pick the hair attachment you’d like to use. You can glue the flower directly to a headband, an alligator clip, or a hairpin. I prefer to glue my flower to an alligator clip giving me the option to just clip it in my hair, or clip it temporarily to a headband or even a knitted hat.
By choosing several of the smaller circles on the shapes template you can even make these flowers a suitable size for an infant or toddler to wear as long as you are conscious of any potential choking hazard based on the center you choose to use to hold the layers together. You may even consider using a decorative cross-stitch to hold the layers together instead.
Enjoy dressing up and having the perfect custom accessory to go along with it!