- Heat seal ends of all ribbons
- For each branch, place a dot of glue on top of one end, place the other end on top at an angle to create a teardrop shape, leaving a small hole in the center. Repeat for all 12 branches
- Mount 4 branches together. Mount 3 branches together. Mount 3 branches together again. Mount 2 branches together.
- Line clip with ribbon for tree trunk.
- Glue bottom wrung of 4 branches near the bottom of the clip. Next glue 3, then 3, then 2.
- Make bow topper and glue on top of tree. Embellish bow.
- Tree can be emerald or any other green (but no one purchased the dark evergreen color) and everyone LOVED when I made it with the light green that had an ornament Christmas pattern with a red with white saddle stitch bow. I personally liked it better with the white with red saddle stitch bow.
- Keep hole in loop small
- Don’t angle bottom row in too much, keep in more level
- Really Spread the 3 out
- Glue each row together first, then glue the row to the clip. The top most row will run out of clip and just be glued to the previous row.
- If making it on a badge pull, simply fold the clip liner in half and glue turner for more stability. Charging $7 for badge pull tree, probably $6 or $6.50 on a clip
- 3/8″ medium brown grosgrain
- 7/8″ medium brown grosgrain
- 7/8″ dark brown grosgrain
- 3/8″ holiday print
- googly eyes
- red glitter pom pom or red button
- 5-6mm rhinestone or jingle bell
- Head: 3 1/2″ of 7/8″ medium brown grosgrain
- Ears: (2) 2″ of 3/8″ medium brown grosgrain
- Antlers: (1) 2″ piece of 7/8″ dark brown grosgrain and cut (2) antlers from it
- Reindeer’s Bow: 4 1/2″ of 3/8″ Christmas ribbon
- Eyes: (1) pair 7-8mm googly eyes
- Nose: (1) red glitter pom pom or red button
- Bow Center (optional): (1) 5-6mm rhinestone or jingle bell
- Cut and seal all ribbons, except antlers.
- Fold head piece so that ends meet perpendicularly and glue, pressing down flat.
- Fold ears so that end overlap forming a teardrop shape, repeat for 2nd ear and then glue ears together and very tip.
- Glue ears onto back of head.
- Create a template for the antlers. These will take lots of practice to get them the way you want and take up the majority of time in the project. Once you cut them out, heat sealing them properly is what really gives them the shape. Once I get them even, then glue on the back.
- Tie or sew bow and attach. Embellish with jewel or jingle bell.
- Glue on eyes and nose.
- Glue onto ribbon lined alligator clip.
- Pink bow and pink nose, or pink and green
- Any colors to match dress or outfit
- Mount on pin to wear on outfit
- Mount on magnet for the fridge
- Mount on badge holder to wear to work
- Clip Reindeer clip on to bigger bow or mount directly on bigger bow for more bling
This shabby layered flower is perfect for any patriotic holiday. It is also one of my most popular bows I sell on Etsy. It’s one of the flowers though, that I absolutely LOVED the first time I made it, and now I’m having a hard time getting it to be exactly the same again because I never wrote down the measurements the first time, ugh. Also I ran out of my favorite material, that was a gift from my aunt, and is probably 20 years old, because I can’t find exactly the same kind anywhere. I bought 3 very expensive similar yards instead.
2.25″ flat toothed alligator clip
Non slip grip
Red material: 4 flowers, 3.25″ diameter, 5 petals
White material: 4 flowers, 2.75″ diameter, 5 petals
Blue with stars: 4 flowers, 2″, 5 petals
- red uses 3 1/2″ flower
- white uses 3″ flower
- blue with stars uses 2 1/4″ flower
First I roll all four colors in my hands to get them squished up a little bit. Then I roll one to time for a few seconds to get them a little shabby. The longer you roll the shabbier they look.
Second layer, which is the white layer, I used the two and three quarters 2 3/4″ inch flower template.
When folding the bigger 2 layers of petals, hold two petals up to up to meet in the middle of one pedal and then folded in together. However leave the side facing you slightly more towards the left so you have a flower petal bigger than 90 degrees. That will help close up any gaps.
For the blue with white stars later, I used the 2 inch template. Try to make these petals exactly 90° when folded since they are the top player. Since they are smaller petals they’re much easier to line up at 90 degrees.
Top with an 18 millimeter rhinestone, and choice of back.
When comparing the old flower clip to the new flower clip it appears that maybe the biggest layer was a bit smaller than three and a half inches, maybe three and a quarter inches and the white layer may have been two and a half inches. But the 2-inch Center looks appropriate.
Layer beginning with felt circle on bottom
Fabric Flower Headband
5/8″ Stretchy fold-over elastic headband with 5 petal kanzashi flower, 2 rolled rosettes, a round 5 petal flower and 5 petal flat round petal flower, embellished with rhinestone, gem and cabochon.
Flowers were hand sewn using cotton quilting fabric, purchased from Walmart and Joann’s Fabrics:
- 5 petal pointed kanzashi flower: (5) 3″ folded in quarters and sewn on round edge
- 2 rolled rosettes: (2) 4×6″ rectangles in light turquoise
- 5 petal round flower: (5) 2″ circles in navy folded in half and sewn on the round edge
- 5 petal flat round flower: (5) 2.25″ squares in turquoise with light turquoise flower print folded point to point to make a triangle and sewn on the legs
- 18″ of 5/8″ navy fold-over elastic