June 3, 2010

Peony Hair Clip Tutorial!

Here it is, as promised!
A simple little tutorial, for a simple little flower :o)


Inspired by one of my favorite flowers. Peonies are so vibrant and happy looking. If flowers had personalities, I just know peonies would be outgoing and optimistic! :O)

To make some of your own:

  • Cut six circles of nylon chiffon (my sister bought mine for me from this shop) for a medium flower cut 4", 3", and 2" circles.
  • Carefully hold a circle over a flame just long enough to crinkle a little bit
  • Repeat for each circle.
  • Stack them on top of each other, with smallest on top.
  • Choose a center bead, and stitch it through all the layers! All done!


Thank you all for the advice about where to buy the clips! Since I don't have a beauty supply store in town, I improvised for now by gluing one side of a snap onto my single unadorned clip. Then I added the other side of the snap to each of my flowers.
(if you try this, use super-duper glue-hot glue won't cut it!)

Now I can just change it out! Yay!
I kind of went to town. I totally don't need this many clips, but...it was too fun to stop after one or two!

I also stitched a snap to a couple of hair elastics, so I can wear them in a pony, too. Oh, and a safety pin for brooches. Tons of fun possibilities! And I love being able to switch them out, because I have a total fear of craft-commitment. What if I want something different later??


I hope you have fun with them!

I'm off to prepare for a little trip to Salem, OR with Paige to visit my grandma. Have you ever been there? It's one of my favorite cities in the world. I'm excited!! But don't worry-I'll still have a computer with me. It wouldn't be a vacation without blogging, would it? :0)
Take care!!

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  1. Hey Disney! The hair clips are adorable, but the kissing pic of you and your little one is priceless!! I have so many of those with my sweet little girl... those are my favorite of all times! Have a great day!

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  2. Thank you SO much! I can't believe how easy this is. And the idea about using the snap...GENIUS! You're the best! Have a great vacay!

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  3. So cute! I think you can get those clips at places like Target or CVS too. I know I've bought them before and not at a beauty supply store. I'm sure they're more expensive than the one's others mentioned ordering online (but still realitively cheap), but that's the price you pay for instant gratification! :)

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  5. Yea! Thank you for sharing this!

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  6. I just LOVE your blog. I cannot wait to get my sewing machine up and running and start using some of your tutorials!

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  7. Thank you for sharing all of your ideas with us! I am new to blogging and have been inspired to get into sewing. Thank you for the quick and easy tips for beginners like me!

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  8. Thanks for sharing. I would have never known to put the organza by a flame. Very cute.

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  9. I live in Portland, Oregon. The weather's been just absolutely awful, I hope it clears up by the time you get here. Love the clips!

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  10. Thanks for the tutorial! That's a lot faster than the way I made a chiffon peony! I used the martha stewart template (lots of petals to cut out!), then singed all the edges. That took a long time and I felt a little loopy from the fumes after that! No surprise that I've only made one. I need to get some chiffon in a colour I actually wear though. I only have dark purple.

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  11. Amanda: Thanks! I love gloomy weather though, so I'm kind of hoping for that! I guess I'll be happy either way :o)

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  13. Very cute! You can find those clips at Michaels and other craft stores as well.

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  14. These are so cute. Also, I have a question. Can you offer a few suggestions regarding embellishing adult female garments with straight decorative trims; ones that are not suitable for ruffling.
    Thank-you

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  15. I love the clips on the tree branches, such a adorable decoration and you can always take one out whenever you need it.

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  16. Salem, Oregon?! No way! We live in Corvallis, Oregon --- just "down the road". Are you going to take Paige to the Gilbert House Children's Museum? (One of our favorite Salem stops). Have a wonderful visit!

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  17. Great tutorial Disney. I love the idea of snaps for changing out. I have to question your sanity about loving Salem. I live here and I'd much rather be in Portland. I also second Amanda's comment about the weather. We're supposed to get another 2-3 inches of rain on Friday. Yuck!!!

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  18. Disney, you and Paige make a lovely Mother-daughter duo. Thanks for the great tutorial! I'll just have to be extra careful not to super-glue my fingers to the clip. :)

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  19. i love this, everything (you, your daughter, the flowers) is beautiful!

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  20. Adorable! I might have to try this out and stick them on a bolero or something. Pretty.

    Enjoy Oregon! I live in the Portland area and though the weather is a bit rainy we still have some sunny spots. You must play tag in the downpours.

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  21. So cute! They sell those clips at Hobby Lobby too, in big packs for about $3!

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  22. Cute peonies! I love Salem, OR too...and it's only about 5 hours north of me!

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  23. I just love your little craft projects. They inspire me.

    I live in Oregon as well and wanted to let you know... if you love butterflies you should check out the Wings of Wonder exhibit (Independence,OR). I think you gals would love it!

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  24. Yup I've been to Salem! I'm originally from Eugene so I've been to many a field trip up to the capitol city. Have fun with your grandma!

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  25. Such a great idea! Think even I could manage these! And a fab pic of you and your daughter!

    rx

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  26. That's where I live!!! Maybe I'll see you around!! :) I haven't been to Gilbert House, but all the mommies at my church love taking their kids there! The Wings of Wonder is great! Fun, educational, and very interesting! Hope you have fun visiting! :)
    Oh and I love the clips, too! :)

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  27. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  28. You and your little one are magnificently adorable! Great tutorial, planning on doing this with my Lilies this weekend!

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  29. So pretty! I love the pics of you and Paige. :) Have a great trip!

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  30. Hey Disney,
    Love your blog and your daughter is just precious. Thank you for sharing all your crafty ideas. I just love making them for my nieces and the babies at my church. I live in Salem! Have a safe trip and a wonderful time with family :)

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  31. They are so cute, thanks for the tutorial!!

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  32. You're going to Salem?! That is only 45 minutes from where we live. I hope you have a great time! And p.s. The clips are super cute!

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  33. I absolutely love the snap idea...makes for versatility! However if you want a supplier...try theribbonretreat dot com. They have some cute free bow tutorials too.

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  34. If you're coming to Oregon I hope you bring nice weather with you! it's been nasty here. I love the shirt/dress (?) you are wearing in the pictures - did you make it??

    I have a giveaway going on- it's a dress that Paige's shirt reminds me of! If you're interested check it out at http://rufflesandrosescrafts.blogspot.com/2010/06/tank-dress-giveaway-active.html

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  35. As the other Salemites & Oregonians have said, the weather is more like March than June, so pack an umbrella to keep your peony clips dry. That being said, we love living here & are always out having some sort of fun with the kids. Enjoy a great visit with your grandma - what luck to have her still in your (and Paige's) life!

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  36. Oh My gosh, My grandma lives in Salem OR, and my baby is named Paige!!!

    Funny! :D

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  37. I'm from Australia but I know about Salem OR and I got so excited when I read you are visiting! My friend just moved there to study and adores the town so much. I hope you have a great trip with your little girl!

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  38. I love the hair clips! So very cute.
    Also...where did you get your shirt? It is just so pretty!

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  39. I STILL have yet to try these! Maybe you've inspired me!
    ALthough, I've always thought the opposite of Peony's...because I always think it sounds like...
    Pee On Me. :(

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  40. Such darling clips, I may have to make a few soon. I love Salem, it's about a half hour from me, but it is pretty rainy up here right now sadly, maybe you can bring up some sunshine for us.

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  55. WOW!!!! This is stunning! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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  57. Love them. Have a wonderful trip.

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  58. Those are so cute, way better than store-bought! I love them on the branches in the vase, too... DIY wedding idea?
    Have fun in Salem--try to make a day trip to Portland while you're in Oregon! I live here and I think it is way more fun than Salem ;)

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  59. so super cute.....and I'm totally digging them as broaches. Enjoy your time with your grandmother!

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  60. That is so beautiful, easy and fun. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  61. I live in Salem!!!! I hope you have a good time!

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  62. oops! i spelled my own name wrong!

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  63. Those flowers are ADORABLE. They're also in my favorite colors. Hmmm...I think I'll have to take a trip to the fabric store...lol Beautiful!

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  64. Ahh Disney I love your blog, I've been reading it for a few months, and I just love all the creative ideas you have! I'm currently in Cincinnati for school, but I'm from Salem so I got really excited when I read that you're going there! :) It was a funny coincidence, but I hope you have a great time!

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  65. adorable hair clips, adorable photos of you and your daughter! and you match :D i love it! anyway the flowers look great and it is so simple! and i would totally just switch them in and out too! those clips are kinda expensive when you need a lot of them, so might as well only use one!! :D

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  66. Hey Disney, Just an FYI, in some Asian cultures wearing a white flower in the hair means that there was a death in the family...just letting you know...

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  67. Thank you for the tutorial. I need something pretty for my hair for work and I think these will be perfect!
    I live about an hours drive south from Salem and just love the area. Especially this time of year when everything is in bloom!

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  68. Thank you so much for the tutorial! And for always posting such amazing stuff!!! I found your blog a few months ago, and I can't get enough of it! You are such a inspiration! I can't wait to give the flower a try! =)

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  69. These are beautiful Disney! Well done! I usually go overboard with making extras too. Afterall, a girl can never have enough accessories! ;)

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  70. These are so cute! I can't wait to make some!

    I just wanted to tell you that you can find hair clips at Wal-Mart. I just bought a pack of 12 for $1. But they're bright colors...you get 2 of every color. I've also seen the silver ones at the Dollar Tree. It was a pack of 20 for $1.

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  71. Thank you for sharing all of your ideas with us! The hair clips are really adorable. Good job! I can't wait to make some.

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  72. Where did you get the snap on buttons? is it something I can find at Wal mart? I'm not currently living around any craft stores. Love this tutorial by the way, as well as this blog:)

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  73. I this post was done months and months ago, but I just had to tell you that I love the interchangeable clip idea! I just tried it! I only had one clip so I bought some sew-on snaps and made a few flowers. Such a fabulous idea!!

    Thanks, Disney!!

    Felicity, at {Simple Elegance}

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  74. you are a genius! I would never have thought of snap buttons to make the blooms changeable! I'm definitely adding your blog to my google reader :D

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  75. Gwen, for www.BowDazzling.comJuly 27, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Very pretty! We make and donate hair bows and flower clips to local hospitals for girls receiving treatment and I think they would love these. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  76. Thank you thank you for sharing. I do love your blog.

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