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I have a bunch of nieces. Two of them that live close have beautiful long hair and they love headbands and hair clips. Since Easter is just around the corner, I decided to use my PTI supplies to make some hair accessories for them. I decided that I wouldn't use any flower dies, and after looking at the dies I have, I chose PTI's Large Scallop Border Die, Simple Circles Border Die, and Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Die Collection.
For the first pony holder I used PTI's Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Die Collection. I cut two circles of blue and white felt and three circles of yellow flannel fabric.
For the rolled roses (top pictures in the collage), I essentially used the same technique Dawn McVey used in these rolled flowers that she made with PTI's Spiral Popper Die. However, I used PTI's Simple Circle Border Die instead.
|PTI's Simple Circle Border Die|
To make the roses I folded the circle strip in half (so it looked like a strip of half circles) and rolled them up, adding a little glue with the glue gun at the end. For a little extra stability, I glued each flower on white circles of felt. (You can kind of see that in the above picture that shows the back of the pony holder.)
To make the large yellow flower I used PTI's Large Scallop Border Die. I just added a drop of glue at the bottom center of each scallop and scrunched each scallop into a petal. As I scrunched each petal, I twisted the scallop strip into a spiral (again, sort of like Dawn did in these flowers). I know these are really poor directions, but it is really hard to describe.
|Here's a comparison of the sizes of two strips vs. one strip rolled up.|
And here's one last shot of them all together.