Remember this fabric rosette bouquet from the Violins and Vows inspiration shoot? It has been sitting around the house, making me feel guilty for a while now. I don't have a lot of use for a fabric bouquet in my every day life. But pretty hair clips and pins? Yes, please! I deconstructed my bouquet, which had the rosettes hot glued to a stretched-out whisk as a base, and set about turning each flower into something wearable.
I gathered my materials: rosettes, alligator clips, pin backs, headbands, a glue gun, felt in light and dark colors, and scissors. If you'd rather trace circles than freehand them, grab a water soluble pen as well. Don't have any fabric flowers? Here's a link to a tutorial I found useful in making mine.
First I cut felt circles to cover the back of my rosettes. Light felt for light rosettes, dark brown for the brown and navy rosettes. I spread hot glue over one side of the felt circles and pressed them to the rosettes. Once those set, I glued an alligator clip or pin back to each flower.
For something a little bigger and better, I also glued a selection of 4 flowers to a piece of felt, then cut around their shapes. I actually backed this foursome with two layers of felt for more stability (tip: glue two layers of felt together first, then adhere the rosettes and trim around them—my last-minute decision to add the second layer of felt made for an ugly cut job). To the back of this super-sized piece I glued two pin backs. I thought about just sewing it to its final perch, but I want the option of switching things up. I pinned that baby to a plain jane canvas tote. Love it!
I used hot glue to adhere my clips, but might give super glue a try next time, especially when I experiment with bobby pins. I decided not to glue any rosettes directly to my headbands. Instead, I can switch out the clips as I please for a new look each time I wear them!