This post proves that I am obsessed with daily blogging AND with clippies.
Not. Even. Joking.
You see, here's the thing. I had planned on doing something creative last night because I've not really done much in the last few days, but dh found this movie that he wanted me to see because it was surprisingly mature and really a good overall movie...SO....I watched that with him instead of creating.
Okay...so that's cool. BUT...I didn't have anything for the blog!
That just cannot be. Well, I could write up a long and fun diatribe about something that annoys me, but to be honest, this whole 30 Day Shred thing has me feeling rather good this week, so I just wasn't in the mood to gripe! HA! (Either that or I couldn't think of a good topic...one or the other. You pick. Just say'n.)
SOOOOO.....that left me, once again with nothing artsy to show off and nothing to rant about.
THUS....the 6am ribbon flower clippie.
AHA! You see, I had another dilemma on my hands. I was really wishing I had a purple hair accent to go with my outfit today, but I didn't have one, so that made me sad. Hmmmmm....let's fix that!
I have seen tutorials for these all over the place and so I was feeling a bit left out, so I decided to make one this morning so I would have something cute for my hair!
Begin with a circle of felt, a ribbon of your choice, and a glue gun. You will also need a clippie later on.
Tie a knot in the ribbon and glue that to the center of the felt. It's okay if you have a bit of a tail.
Now just twist the ribbon and glue in spots as you go around the felt circle until you have the size you want!
Finish it off by tucking the loose ends under the twisted ribbon and gluing in place. Then trim off any extra felt that may be visible. (Be careful of how close you get to the edge with the glue...I got a little too close, so if someone looks REALLY closely they will see it on my clippie. Sad day.)
Finish it off with a cute button, gem stone, or whatever other adorableness you happen to have laying around! If I wasn't in a hurry I would have at least added embroidery floss to this button, but I was in a hurry, so I didn't. HA! Finally, don't forget to glue a clippie to the back. Otherwise it is just ribbon flower and not a ribbon flower clippie and if you just want a ribbon flower, that's cool, but I wanted to tell you how to make a clippie in the event that you have a fashion emergency such as my own, so I have to include the part where you glue on the clippie and so I added that part here at the end, but you don't have to if you don't want to, I'm just say'n is all. *breath.* HA!
I created my flower clippie with grosgrain ribbon, giving it a more casual and perhaps more youthful look. If you click on the link to the tutorial above they used Satin ribbon and it looks amazing! I will be making some of those, too!!!
So...when all else fails...make something at 6am so you can post it on your blog before you leave for work! HA!
Now...for more fun stuff to make head on over and check out Everything Etsy's I Made It Blog Party!!!
And check out these fun ones, too!