Wednesday, October 27, 2010

DIY Goodness: DVF Inspired Floral Hair Pins

I'm a sucker for hair candy. So falling for these ultra femme Diane Von Furstenberg hair pins was a no brainer. Von Furstenberg's hair candy gives off a regal Grecian vibe mixed with a playful punch that's right up my alley! - With a few basic supplies on hand, I decided to take the concept and put my spin on it. 

The project took about an hour to complete and came out pretty nice. They weren't DVF, but they were amazing nonetheless. Floral hair-pins are extremely versatile in that they can spruce up a bad hair day or add the perfect touch to a TWA!
DVF Inspired Floral Hair-Pins
You Will Need:
  • 3 Different colors of scrap fabric
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun
  • Blank Snap-On Hair Clips [purchased these at Joann's in the jewelry supply isle]
  • Needle/Thread
  • Hand drawn flower pattern [or I am sure you can locate a pattern like this one]
Prep your materials:
 I just drew a basic flower, nothing fancy!

1] Draw your "floral stencil" on a sturdy sheet of paper [I used an old manila file folder]
Here is my stencil pinned to the fabric
cut out 8 of each color

2] Cut out stencil. Pin your stencil to the fabric and cut out 8 flowers in each color 
I used the base of a glass to make this circle

3] Make a circle about 1 inch wide on a sturdy sheet of paper 
4] Pin your stencil to the fabric and cut out 8 individual circles in two of the three colors 

Assemble the floral hair pins [each cluster uses 4 of each color]:
1] Stagger 8 [use four of each color] flowers on top of each other so that they slightly overlap 
2] Fold the entire floral group in half, and secure with a few stitches
3] Fold that same floral group in half once more, then secure it with a few more stitches. Make sure to use sharp scissors, I used my daughter's craft scissors and the ends weren't as crisp as I would have liked.

4] Repeat the same instructions for the second set of floral headpins 

Assemble the second set of floral hair pins [each cluster uses 4 of each color]:
To make the rosette clusters, follow the instructions given in my previous tutorial {here}

Assemble the entire group: 
1] Glue each group on a separate hair pin with a hot glue gun

2] Pin them on your hair!

That's it! Here is the finished product! 

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  1. OMgosh! I love this. I'm not crafty but I think I will definitely give this a try.

  2. very cute!! and your skin is amazing!!!OMG!!

  3. You are so creative. ♥ your site!!!!

  4. oooh... this is great! thanks for the tutorial. i have a bag full of scrap fabric that i need to use up.


  5. what a fun idea! thanks for sharing this

  6. OMG! Even tho I love the hair clips,and the style is very cute, I couldn't help but notice how thick, shiny and wavy your braid-out is in these pics!! I'm luving the look!!! :)

  7. You are too cute! You inspire me to want to try more DIY's and thrift more, rather than shelling out money all the time.

  8. Your creativity is awesome. Go girl. One of my top Bloggers. Did a little feature of you on my blog.

  9. I love your blog, your story and were you are going keep it up.

  10. Nikole, Where did u get this necklace from? I want something like that but with my name on it.
    You look fab as usual...

  11. Super cute Nikole and your hair looks amazing :)

  12. what a great idea so cute!!


  13. You look so pretty. It is nice to see you in photos with your hair pulled back. Love your blog.

  14. iLove it. I feel like trying this with some tribal materials I have in my room. Your hair's so illustrious in these photos lol :-)

  15. Great nails!!!


  16. SOOO CUTE!!! you did a wonderful job with these!

    love your DIY ideas!

  17. this looks great. i've been waiting for another DIY post from you! definitely trying this!

  18. the rose sare cute...but that HAIR....GORGEOUS!

  19. Very creative!!! I love this!!

  20. thanks for posting this great DIY project! I will definitely be trying this!

  21. omg omg omg I'm gonna make one.. :) I need something to spruce up my hair for the fall!

  22. love your diy styles!! and im geeked to try this out!!

  23. This is a GREAT tutorial, I'm on my way to Michael's NOW!

  24. Nikole, you are incredibly creative!!! I love your hair with the floral hairpins. Absolutely beautiful!!!

  25. super creative...we have so much in common :)

  26. I love these. I don't have the patience to make them myself:(

  27. Thanks again. I am a very non-crafty person but you are inspirational. You can see my version here -

    I look forward to trying the ruffled shirt next!

  28. OH my goodness, did you do something special on this day?! Your hair looks SO shiny and soft!!


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