Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Baby Shower Wax Diaper Favors

These are the party favors I made for my sis-in-laws baby shower I threw for her. I filled them with candy, placed them in a bag and finished them with a ribbon and tag.

How i made them? I cut a triangle out of flannel fabric and then dipped the triangle into melted paraffin wax. I then laid the triangle out on tin foil to let cool. When it is cooled but not hard, you can shape it into a diaper by folding bottom angle up and the two sides across. Then set it up so that the bottom molds a bit flat. This way it can sit up on its own. When fully cooled and hardened, poke in a safety pin in the front to hold it in place.

Tutorial on making rosette flower

Tutorial for making rosette flower

These are the basic materials you will need:

A 1-2 inch long piece of fabric
A glue gun and hot glue sticks
and a round piece of fabric

Make a knot in one end of the fabric

Place a dot of glue in the center of your circle of fabric. Your circle of fabric should be as big as you want to make the rosette.

Place the knot on the dot of glue.

Place a dot of hot glue on the side of the knot

Next twist the fabric and then wind it around where you put the hot glue. Then glue another dot and twist again and wind it around again where the glue is. (tip: if you run out a fabric and want to make it larger, just start another piece of fabric where you ran out )

Just keep twisting and gluing around, at this point you can either keep twisting the fabric really tight and in the end you will get a rosette looking like this:or you can start twisting a little more loosely and you will get the rosette in the image below.

Glue down the extra bit on the end underneath. You can either leave the rosette looking like this, or you can glue on some beads or a rhinestone in the middle.

Our finished rosette.

You can then glue a clip on the back and clip it onto a headband, or you can glue it directly onto a headband and place another small circle of fabric on the other side of the headband underneath the rosette to keep it in place.

Cute pom pom flower headband

Here is my latest flower headband creation. I just used the same technique as I used to make my fabric pom poms except I only did it 180 degrees instead of 360 degrees. I then glued on some cute pearl beads and a clip on the back. To see my tutorial for making the fabric pom poms click here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Fabric Decor Balls


Here are some fabric decor balls that I created. I used the same technique that I used for the headbands for the rosette ball. The fuzzy one is actually crosshatched with the fabric but its hard to tell. Check out my tutorial on how to make some of these here.

The rosette ball is just a bunch of rosette flowers from my tutorial glued all around the ball. The spiral one is just twisted fabric glued in a spiral in the ball, where the crosshatched one is the spiral one, but just twisted back and forth across the ball in random ways.

Headbands galore!

I have been on a flower headband kick lately. I have been experimenting with fabric and making flower inspired headbands. Here is what I have come up with.

Check out the tutorial on how to make some of these here

Large Fabric pom poms

Here are some of the large fabric pom poms I made. I used the same technique as my pom pom tutorial: Click Here to see the tutorial,

But instead I used a Styrofoam ball and stuck a straight pin through the middle of each rosette along with the hot glue. I made two 9 inch balls and one 12 inch ball. It took about 7 yards of fabric for the 12 inch ball and 5 yards for the 9 inch ball. All together I used about 900 rosette pieces on these pom pom balls. So if you are going to make them, be prepared to have them take a while, but they are worth it. I love how they turned out. :)